Names Of Ma Qian Zi


Ma Qian Zi TCM Herb - Materia Medica

  • English Name: Nux-Vomica Seeds
  • Pinyin Name: Ma Qian Zi
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How Is Ma Qian Zi Categorized?

Ma Qian Zi Functional Category

Other Relationships For Ma Qian Zi

Channels Influenced

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How Is Ma Qian Zi Used Clinically?

Ma Qian Zi Usages and Indications

  • Unblock the channels, disperse clumps - reduces swelling and alleviates pain.
  • Abscess, yin-type ulcers, pain due to trauma, wind-damp obstruction.

How Is Ma Qian Zi Prepared?

Dosage and Preparation Notes For Ma Qian Zi

  • Dosage: 0.3-0.9g

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Also Used For:

Orally, nux vomica is used for impotence and for lycine encephalopathy.  It is also used in combination for diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, organic and functional disorders of the heart and circulatory system, diseases of the eye, nervous conditions, depression, migraines, climacteric complaints, facial neuralgias (Sympatalgien), and Raynaud's disease.

Historically, nux vomica has been thought of as an oral tonic, and used as an appetite-stimulant.  It has also been used for diseases of the respiratory tract, anemia, and geriatric complaints.  Nux vomica contains strychnine and brucine and has, therefore, been used in manufacturing.  It is used as a rodenticide.

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