Ma Bo (Fruiting Body of Puffball or Lasiosphaera)

Ma Bo (Fruiting Body of Puffball or Lasiosphaera)

Herb 15 of 29 in Herbs that Clear Heat and Eliminate Toxins

Neutral Ma Bo (Fructificatio Lasiosphaerae seu Calvatiae)
Spicy, Neutral
Fructificatio Lasiosphaerae seu Calvatiae
Tone Marks:
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Chinese Herb Actions

  • Clears the Lungs, the Throat, and Reduces Toxins
    For Fire Toxins affecting the Lungs and throat causing loss of voice, hoarseness and Lung heat cough.
  • Stops Bleeding
    For epistaxis, vomiting Blood, and is used topically to stop bleeding in any part of the mouth, especially the gums and lips.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Contraindicated in cases of wind-cold causing loss of voice and in chronic cough.

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 1.5-4.5 grams. This herb should be wrapped in cheesecloth during decoction.
  • Part used: fungus.

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

References Used

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