Mo Yao (Myrrh)

Mo Yao (Myrrh)

Herb 17 of 34 in Herbs that Invigorate Blood and Remove Stagnation

Neutral Mo Yao (Resina Myrrhae)
Bitter, Neutral
Resina Myrrhae
Tone Marks:
mò yào
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Chinese Herb Actions

  • Moves Blood, Breaks blood stasis, Relieves Pain
    By breaking blood stasis it relieves pain in most conditions including painful trauma, contusions, sores, carbuncles, swellings, fixed abdominal masses, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea and cramps, post partum pain and spotting, Bi Zheng, chest pain, abdominal pain, painful obstructions, epigastric pain, intestinal abscesses,
  • Promotes Healing
    Generates flesh and healing in skin lesions, ulcerations, chronic sores and non healing ulcers.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Do not use during pregnancy
  • Do not use in cases with weak stomach, may induce vomiting or nausea
  • Do not use long term
  • Not for patients without stasis

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

  • Possible allergic reactions effect the skin
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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 3-10 grams in decoction (Chen)
  • 3-9 grams in decoction (Bensky)

Chinese Herb Combinations:

  1. Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis)
  2. Mo Yao (Resina Myrrhae)
  3. Ru Xiang (Resina Olibani)
  4. Zi Ran Tong (Pyritum)
Combined Indications:
  • Strains and Fractures

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

References Used

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