Meng Chong (tabanus, gadfly)
Herb 16 of 34 in Herbs that Invigorate Blood and Remove Stagnation
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Chinese Herb Actions
Breaks Blood Stagnation, moves the Blood, unblocks the menses
For traumatic injury, irregualr menstruation, amenorrhea, retention of the lochia, and abdominal masses.
Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions
- Do not use during pregnancy. This herb has been shown to cause teratogenic (birth defects) effects.
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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose
- This herb is considered toxic.
(while some Chinese herbs are toxic, it must be noted that many come prepared, or are combined, to mitigate their toxicity)
Chinese Herb Dosage
- 1 to 1.5 grams in decoction, 0.3 grams in powder (Chen)
This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:
- Da Huang Zhe Chong Wan (Rhubarb and Eupolyphaga Pill)
Category: Formulas that Invigorate the Blood and Dispel Blood Stasis