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Yi Mu Cao Chinese Motherwort - Chinese Herbal Medicine


Yi Mu Cao Names

  • English Name: Chinese Motherwort
  • Pinyin Name: Yi Mu Cao

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Yi Mu Cao Cautions


Yi Mu Cao Clinical Usages and Indications

  • Invigorates blood and regulates menses for gynecological issues - PMS, abdominal pain, irregular menses, abdominal masses, infertility, post partum abdominal pain w/lochioschesis, stasis from blood deficiency.
  • Promotes urination and reduces swelling - acute systemic edema.


Yi Mu Cao Dosage and Prep Notes

  • Dosage: 9-60g




Yi Mu Cao Appears In 2 Formulas

Qi Xue Da Bu Wan

  • Nourish Qi & Blood Pills
    • Fatigue, lethargy,¬†sensation of feeling heavy or cold.
    • Low appetite, bloating, borborygmus, loose bowels.
    • Impotence, infertility, low libedo.
    • Insomnia, night sweats, vivid dreams, nightmares.
  • Tonify
  • Tonify the Qi and Blood

Tian Ma Gou Teng Wan

  • Gastrodia and Uncaria Formula
    • Headaches, vertigo, dizziness, tinnitis, floaters or blurry vision, insomnia as a result of liver yang rising.¬†
    • Siezures, spasms, convulsions or other types of involuntary muscle activity due to liver wind.
  • Expel Wind
  • Extinguish Internal Wind
  • Cautions
    • Use with caution with patients presenting with yin deficiency.



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