Chinese Herb: Meng Chong (tabanus, gadfly), Tabanus
HomeChinese Herbs › Chinese Herb: Meng Chong (tabanus, gadfly), Tabanus

Get Involved! Support Sacred Lotus and Chinese Medicine

We need your help! Be a part of the community supporting Sacred Lotus and help keep
authentic, researched, and organized Chinese Medicine content available for free.

If you use or love this website,
please consider making a donation.

Your contributions help pay for hosting
and keep our TCM content free.

Get Involved »

Chinese Herb: Meng Chong (tabanus, gadfly), Tabanus

Herb 34 of 34 in Herbs that Invigorate Blood and Remove Stagnation

Cool Meng Chong (Tabanus)
Bitter, Cool, Slightly Toxic
Tone Marks:
méng chóng

Chinese Herb Actions

  • Breaks Blood Stagnation, moves the Blood, unblocks the menses
    For traumatic injury, irregualr menstruation, amenorrhea, retention of the lochia, and abdominal masses.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Do not use during pregnancy. This herb has been shown to cause teratogenic (birth defects) effects.

Herb-Drug Interactions

  • Section not completed...

Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

  • This herb is considered toxic.
    (while some Chinese herbs are toxic, it must be noted that many come prepared, or are combined, to mitigate their toxicity)

Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 1 to 1.5 grams in decoction, 0.3 grams in powder (Chen)

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas: