Traditional Chinese Medicine/Mu Zei

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Name Means:

  • Mu-Wood
  • Zei-Thief

English Name:

  • equisetum [1]
  • scouring rush
  • shave grass

Chinese Name:

  • 木贼 (Pinyin: mù zéi)

Latin Name:

  • Herba Equiseti Hiemalis

Taste & Temperature:

Channels:

  • Hand Tai Yin of Lung
  • Foot Jue Yin of Liver

Actions & Indications:

  • disperse Wind-Heat (Spicy & Cool)
  • brighten eyes, remove visual obstruction
  • clear heat & stop bleeding

Contraindication:

  • Qi & Yin deficiency causing excessive sweating

Caution:

  • Yin syndrome
  • Blood deficiency
  • chronic skin infection
  • frequent urination
  • depleted fluids
  • Qi deficiency

Dosage:

  • 1-3 qian (3-9 grams)

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Notes[edit]

  1. Markus Veit, Cornelia Beckert, Cornelia Höhne, Katja Bauer, Hans Geiger. "Interspecific and intraspecific variation of phenolics in the genus Equisetum subgenus Equisetum", Phytochemistry, Volume 38, Issue 4, March 1995, Pages 881-891.