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Mu Zei (Shave Grass, Scouring Rush)

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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

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.

Contraindications and Cautions

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

Herb-Drug Interactions

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

Toxicity and Overdose

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

Dosage

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

Notes

  • Can be used externally in powdered form.
 

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