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Mu Gua #1030M

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Pin Ying Name: Mu Gua

Chinese Name: 木瓜

English Name: Flowering Quince

Latin Name: Chaenomelis, Fructus

Herbs that Dispel Wind-Dampness
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Sour
Warm
Slightly Warm
Neutral
Liver
Spleen
2-12g
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Relaxes the sinews (increases Qi and Blood circulation) and unblocks the channels

  • Damp painful obstruction in the extremities, especially with severe cramping pain and weakness in the low back and legs

Harmonizes the Stomach, nourishes the Liver and transforms Dampness

  • Abdominal pain, spasms, calf cramps and edema due to “leg Qi”. It is especially good for disharmony between the Liver and Spleen leading to leg problems

Reduces Food Stagnation

  • Food Stagnation
Contraindications
  • Contraindicated in those with internal constrained Heat and scanty dark urine.
  • Contraindicated in those with hyperchlorhydria.
  • Contraindicated in those with lower back and knee weakness if it is due to Insufficiency of Jing, Blood or true Yin.
  • Contraindicated in those with Exterior disorders.
  • Excessive use can harm teeth and bones.