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Mu Zei #1033

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Pin Ying Name: Mu Zei

Chinese Name: 木賊

English Name: Scouring Rush

Latin Name: Equiseti Hiemalis, Herba

Herbs that Release the Exterior: Cool, Acrid herbs that Release the Exterior (Wind-Heat Diaphoretics)
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Sweet
Bitter
Astringent
Neutral
Cool
Liver
Lung
GallBladder
3-12g
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Disperses Wind-Heat, clears the eyes and eliminates superficial visual obstruction

  • Wind-Heat affecting the eyes with redness, pain, swelling, cloudiness, blurred vision, pterygium or excessive tearing, headaches
  • Liver/Gallbladder channel Fire
  • Liver Yin Deficiency haziness

Clears Heat and stops bleeding

  • Heat in the Blood causing hemafecia or hemorrhoids
Contraindications
  • Use caution for those with urinary frequency.
  • Use caution for those with depleted fluids
  • Use caution for those with Qi Deficiency or Qi and Blood Deficiency.
  • Use caution for those with Yin Deficiency, Yang Deficiency or Yin and Yang Deficiency.
  • Use caution during pregnancy.
  • Use caution for those with Heart and Kidney disorders.
  • Use caution for those with red eyes due to Liver Yang Rising.
  • Use caution with children under 1 year old.
  • Do not use for a prolonged period.