Huo Ma Ren - Downward Draining: Laxatives
LI, SP, ST (9-15g)


Huo Ma Ren - Who's Marrying?

"Who's Marryin?" said Papa Smurf. Brainy replied "Smurfette says she's gonna get married to baldy smurf! I saw them nourishing each other's yin beneath the peach tree!

When Smurfette tested positive for Cannabis (cc: urine can test positive for cannabis) she was happy that (cc: long term use may cause vaginal discharge or spermatorrhea)

English Name: linum, hemp seed, cannabis seed, marijuana seed
Pharmacuetical Name: Fructus Cannabis
Properties: sweet, neutral

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
Baldy Smurf treats hair loss
nourish yin; peach tree nourishes yin; moistens intestines


      Huo Ma Ren Actions and Indications
  • Moistens intestines, nourishes yin (constipation in elderly; in aftermath of febrile disease, post partum, and due to blood deficiency; mildly tonifies yin and blood; primarily used when yin deficiency is concurrent with constipation)
  • Treats hair loss (topical use for hair loss d/t blood deficiency, scalp lesions)
  • (cc: according to some sources, overdose or long-term use may cause vaginal discharge or spermatorrhea)
  • (cc: urine test can be positive for cannabis)
  • (cc: use jin yin hua and lu dou for antidote)
    Special Notes:
  • Huo Ma Ren has been shown to have a synergistic effect with antibiotics. In one study it helped restore the effectiveness of antibiotics towards resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus and MRSA.

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