Mu Zei (Shave Grass, Scouring Rush)

Mu Zei (Shave Grass, Scouring Rush)

Herb 9 of 12 in Cool, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior

Neutral Mu Zei (Herba Equiseti Hiemalis)
Sweet, Bitter, Neutral
Herba Equiseti Hiemalis
Tone Marks:
mù zéi
Wood Thief
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Chinese Herb 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.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

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

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Dosage

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

Chinese Herb Notes

  • Can be used externally in powdered form.

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