Yimucao

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Moving Xue
09-MX-07

Danshen / Chuanxiong / Yanhusuo / Yujin / Jianghuang / Chishao / Yimucao / Honghua / Taoren / Moyao / Niuxi

H Leonuri Heterophylli/ Yimucao


CHINESE : YIMUCAO
LATIN : H Leonuri Heterophylli
ENGLISH : Leonurus
TRIVIAL : Motherwort / Benefit Mother Grain

CATEGORY : Moving Xue
Properties : Acrid, bitter. Slightly cold
Channels : Ht, Li, Bl


ACTIONS
Gentle moving Xue herb; appropriate when a person is deficient. Invigorates Xue, regulates menses, reduces masses. Promotes urination and reduces swelling. Only herb in this moving Xue section for infertility.


INDICATIONS
Clots in menstrual blood and infertility. Abdominal masses or infertility caused by stasis from Xue xu. Amenorrhea. Acute systemic edema; especially when accompanied by blood in the urine.


CONTRA-INDICATIONS
During pregnancy.
Use with caution when Yin xu or Xue xu pattern is present.


FORMULAS
Ba Zhen Yi Mu Tang

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