Qu Mai - Damp: Promote Urination and Relieve Edema
UB, TH, SI (9-15g)


Qu Mai - Queen Mai

When somebody accidentally gave Queen Mai De-Caf. coffee her blood was invigorated due to her blocked menses.

She later found out she was pregnant (cc: pregnancy)

English Name: dianthus, lilac pink, Chinese pink, rainbow pink
Pharmacuetical Name: Herba Dianthi
Properties: bitter, cold

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
De-Caf. coffee Promotes Urination; Clears DH from BL
blood was invigorated... blocked menses Invigorates blood to unblock menses


      Qu Mai Actions and Indications
  • Promotes Urination; Clears Damp-Heat from the BL (damp heat lin, stony lin, bloody lin)
  • Invigorates Blood to unblock menses (irregular menses or amenorrhea due to blood stasis and heat)
  • (cc: pregnancy)
    Special Notes:
  • Qu Mai is commonly used to regulate water circulation: the tip of Qu Mai has the strongest diuretic action compared to the stem and body.
  • For Shi Lin (stone lin) combine Qu Mai with Jin Qian Cao, Ji Nei Jin, and Hai Jin Sha.

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