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Mo Yao (Myrrh)

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Neutral Mo Yao (Resina Myrrhae)
Channels:
HT, LIV, SP
Properties:
Bitter, Neutral
Latin:
Resina Myrrhae
Chinese:
没药
Tone Marks:
mò yào

Actions

  • Moves Blood, Breaks blood stasis, Relieves Pain
    By breaking blood stasis it relieves pain in most conditions including painful trauma, contusions, sores, carbuncles, swellings, fixed abdominal masses, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea and cramps, post partum pain and spotting, Bi Zheng, chest pain, abdominal pain, painful obstructions, epigastric pain, intestinal abscesses,
  • Promotes Healing
    Generates flesh and healing in skin lesions, ulcerations, chronic sores and non healing ulcers.

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Do not use during pregnancy
  • Do not use in cases with weak stomach, may induce vomiting or nausea
  • Do not use long term
  • Not for patients without stasis

Herb-Drug Interactions

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.

Toxicity and Overdose

  • Possible allergic reactions effect the skin

Dosage

  • 3-10 grams in decoction (Chen)
  • 3-9 grams in decoction (Bensky)

Combinations:

  1. Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis)
  2. Mo Yao (Resina Myrrhae)
  3. Ru Xiang (Resina Olibani)
  4. Zi Ran Tong (Pyritum)
Combined Indications:
  • Strains and Fractures

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas: