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Ze Lan (Bugleweed)

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Slightly Warm Ze Lan (Herba Lycopi Lucidi)
Bitter, Spicy, Slightly Warm, Aromatic
Herba Lycopi Lucidi
Tone Marks:
zé lán
Marsh Orchid


  • Invigorates the Blood, Dispels Stasis
    For painful gynecological disorders by warming the channels which activates the blood. It has a mild effect to regulate menses, menses pain, irregular menses, postpartum abdominal pain, and amenorrhea. Also used topically and internally for traumatic injuries and abscesses.
  • Promotes Urination, Regulates Water Circulation, Reduces Swelling
    It has a mild effect for dysuria, postpartum edema, postpartum painful urinary dribbling, and systemic or facial edema

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Do not use during pregnancy (Chen)
  • Caution during pregnancy (Bensky)
  • Do not use during hypermenorrhea
  • Caution with patients with Blood Deficiency
  • Do not use in patients without Blood Stasis

Herb-Drug Interactions

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

Toxicity and Overdose

  • None noted


  • 9-15 grams in decoction (Bensky)
  • 10-15 grams in decoction (Chen)