Ma Dou Ling Birthwort Fruit - Chinese Herbal Medicine

Ma Dou Ling Names

  • English Name: Birthwort Fruit
  • Pinyin Name: Ma Dou Ling

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Ma Dou Ling Cautions

    Contraindication Notes:

    • Contains Aristolochic Acid.

Ma Dou Ling Clinical Usages and Indications

  • Clears the lungs, transforms phlegm - cough, wheezing due to either lung heat or lung deficiency accompanied by heat signs, as long as there is phlegm clogging the lungs.
  • Hypertension, bleeding hemorrhoids.

Ma Dou Ling Dosage and Prep Notes

  • Dosage: 3-9g

Ma Dou Ling Appears In 1 Formula

Bu Fei Er Jiao Wan

  • Tonify the Lungs Formula with Gelatin
    • Lung yin deficiency with strong heat signs and/or bleeding - chronic dry cough, wheezing, pneumonia, bronchitis, asthma, tuberculosis, COPD.
    • Stops bleeding when it arises from lung yin deficiency - mild bloody sputum with dry cough.
  • Treat Dryness
  • Gently Disperse and Moisten Dryness
  • Cautions
    • Avoid in patients with wind-cold (i.e. "common cold").
    • Avoid when there are profuse amounts of blood in the sputum.
    • Avoid, or use with caution, in patients with stomach and/or spleen deficiencies, particularly with phlegm accumulation.

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