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Qu Mai #1643

Pin Ying Name: Qu Mai

Chinese Name: 瞿麥

English Name: Fringed Pink

Latin Name: Dianthi, Herba

Herbs that Drain Dampness (Diuretics)
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Bitter
Cold
Bladder
Heart
Small Intestine
Kidney
4-15g
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Drains Damp-Heat from the Urinary Bladder, promotes urination and unblocks painful urinary dysfunction

  • Damp-Heat Painful Urinary Dysfunction, especially Blood Lin

Breaks up Blood Stasis, invigorates Blood circulation and regulates menstruation

  • Amenorrhea due to Blood Stasis (auxiliary)

Unblocks the bowels

  • Constipation

Purges Heart and Small Intestine Fire

  • Heart Fire leading to Small Intestine Excess Heat
Contraindications
  • Contraindicated during pregnancy.
  • Contraindicated for those with urinary difficulty postpartum.
  • Contraindicated for those with edema due to Spleen Deficiency.
  • Contraindicated for elderly and deficient patients with urinary blockage when it is not due to Damp-Heat.