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Yi Mu Cao #1166M

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Pin Ying Name: Yi Mu Cao

Chinese Name: 益母草

English Name: Chinese Motherwort

Latin Name: Leonuri, Herba

Herbs that Regulate Blood: Herbs that Invigorate Blood
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Acrid
Bitter
Slightly Cold
Heart
Liver
Bladder
Kidney
Pericardium Chong Yin Wei Ren
9-60g 90-120g (Dried) 180-240g (Fresh)
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Invigorates the Blood, dispels Stasis, regulates menstruation and reduces masses

  • Gynecological disorders due to Blood Stasis with irregular menstruation, premenstrual abdominal pain and postpartum abdominal pain with retained lochia
  • Abdominal masses and infertility due to Blood Stasis due to Blood Deficiency
  • Traumatic pain

Promotes urination and reduces swelling and edema

  • Acute systemic edema accompanied by Blood Stasis, especially with hematuria

Clears Heat and resolves toxicity internally or topically

  • Sores, abscesses and toxic swellings
  • Itchy rashes from Damp-Heat in the muscles and surrounding tissues
Contraindications
  • Contraindicated during pregnancy (may cause miscarriage).
  • Contraindicated for those with Yin, Blood or Yang Deficiency with prolapse.