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Mu Gua (Chinese Quince Fruit)

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Slightly Warm Mu Gua (Fructus Chaenomelis Lagenariae)
Sour, Slightly Warm
Fructus Chaenomelis Lagenariae
Tone Marks:
mù guā
Wood Melon


  • 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.

Contraindications and Cautions

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

Herb-Drug Interactions

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

Toxicity and Overdose

  • None Noted


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

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas: