Chinese Herbs: Mu Gua (Chinese Quince Fruit), Fructus Chaenomelis Lagenariae
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Chinese Herbs: Mu Gua (Chinese Quince Fruit), Fructus Chaenomelis Lagenariae

Herb 9 of 21
Herbs that Dispel Wind-Dampness

Slightly Warm Mu Gua (Fructus Chaenomelis Lagenariae)
Channels:
LIV, SP
Properties:
Sour, Slightly Warm
Latin:
Fructus Chaenomelis Lagenariae
Chinese:
木瓜
Tone Marks:
mù guā
Translation:
Wood Melon

Chinese Herb Actions

  • Relaxes the Sinews and Opens the Channels
    For stiffness and spasms of the sinews, muscles stiffness and spasms, and muscle atrophy. This is one of the best herbs for relaxing the sinews. Also for weakness and pain in the low back
  • Harmonizes the Stomach and Transforms Damp
    For abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea and nausea. Also for cramping of the calves and edema in the legs.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Do not use in cases with hyperchlorhydria
  • Do not use in cases with Internal Heat Stagnation and scanty dark urine

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

  • None Noted
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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 6-12 grams in decoction (Chen)
  • 6-12 grams in decoction (Bensky)

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas: