Chinese Herbs: Mu Zei (Shave Grass, Scouring Rush), Herba Equiseti Hiemalis
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Chinese Herbs: Mu Zei (Shave Grass, Scouring Rush), Herba Equiseti Hiemalis

Herb 9 of 12
Cool, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior

Neutral Mu Zei (Herba Equiseti Hiemalis)
Channels:
LIV, LU
Properties:
Sweet, Bitter, Neutral
Latin:
Herba Equiseti Hiemalis
Chinese:
木贼
Tone Marks:
mù zéi
Translation:
Wood Thief

Chinese Herb Actions

  • Disperses Wind and Heat, Especially when Affecting the Eyes
    For redness, pain, swelling, cloudiness, blurred vision, pterygium, cataract, and conjunctivitis affecting the eyes. Also used to treat headache due to Wind-Heat.
  • Clears Heat and Stops Bleeding
    Used as a complimentary herb for bleeding hemorrhoids and Blood in the stool.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Caution during pregnancy, qi and blood Deficiency, depletion of fluids, and urinary frequency.

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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 3-9 grams.
  • Part used: aerial tips of scouring rush.

Chinese Herb Notes

  • Can be used externally in powdered form.