Pinyin: yi mu cao

ENGLISH NAME: Chinese Motherwort

LATIN NAME: Leonuri Herba

Pinyin: yi mu cao

Properties: acrid, bitter, cool
Channels Entered: Heart, Liver, Urinary Bladder

CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Activates Blood Circulation, Dispels Blood Stasis

2. Promotes Urination, Reduces Swelling and Edema

3. Clears Heat and Eliminates Toxins

DOSAGE
10 to 15 grams, with a maximum of 30 grams, in herbal decoction. Yi Mu Cao is commonly used internally and topically.

CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
• Yi Mu Cao is contraindicated in cases of yin deficiency, blood deficiency, or yang deficiency with prolapse.
• Yi Mu Cao must be used with extreme caution during pregnancy because of its stimulating effect on the uterus.