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

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Herbs that Invigorate Blood and Remove Stagnation

Cool Meng Chong (Tabanus)
Channels:
Liver
Properties:
Bitter, Cool, Slightly Toxic
Latin:
Tabanus
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

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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: