Chinese Herb: Hou Zao (Macaque Bezoar), Calculus Macacae Mulattae
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Chinese Herb: Hou Zao (Macaque Bezoar), Calculus Macacae Mulattae

Herb 17 of 19 in Herbs that Cool and Transform Phlegm-Heat

Cold Hou Zao (Calculus Macacae Mulattae)
Channels:
GB, HT, LIV, LU
Properties:
Bitter, Salty, Cold
Latin:
Calculus Macacae Mulattae
Tone Marks:
hóu zăi
Translation:
Monkey Jujube

Chinese Herb Actions

  • Dislodges Phlegm, Settles Convulsions, Extinguishes Wind
    For cough and wheezing, convulsions or Phlegm veiling the orifices of the Heart or Wind-Stroke
  • Clears Heat and Resolves Toxins, Transforms Phlegm, and Softens Hardness
    For scrofula and nodules due to Phlegm Fire Clumping

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Do not use in cases without Heat from Excess or Cold-Phlegm

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

  • None Noted
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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 0.5-1 grams in decoction (Bensky)
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