Yi Mu Cao - Invigorate Blood and Regulate Menses
HT, LV, UB (9-30g)


Yi Mu Cao (just shout 'YEEEEEEE MOO COW!')

YEEEEEE MOO COWS love to run in bloody circles when their menses are irregular. Why are they so excited? Too much coffee makes them run all the way to the toxic desert!

They should really be more careful since all that running around causes (cc: yin and blood deficiency) with difficult (cc: pregnancy)

English Name: leonurus, motherwort herb
Pharmacuetical Name: Herba Leonuri
Properties: acrid, bitter, cool

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
run in bloody circles; menses are irregular invigorates blood; regulates menses
coffee promotes urination; reduces edema
toxic desert clears toxic heat


       Yi Mu Cao Actions and Indications
  • Invigorates blood; regulates menses (irregular menses, PMS abdominal pain, gynecological disorders: post partum abdominal pain with lochioschesis, infertility due to stasis, regulates chong without damaging the blood)
  • Promotes urination; reduces edema (difficult urination, scanty urination, edema, especially edema with blood stasis; modern use for glomerulo-nephritis)
  • Clears toxic heat (skin rashes, boils, eczema, lesions, sores, carbuncles; internal or external use)
  • (cc: pregnancy contraindicated)
  • (cc: yin/blood deficiency)
    Special Notes:
  • Used to retain beautiful soft skin as a body wash.

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