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Introduction To Motherwort (yi mu cao)









Motherwort (yi mu cao)

Herba Leonuri


Properties: Pungent and bitter in flavour, slightly cold in nature, acting on the heart channel, liver channel and urinary bladder channel. Pungent for dispersing and bitter for purging, the drug has mild actions of promoting blood circulation to regulate menstruation, removing blood stasis to promote the growth of new tissue. Its slight coldness can clear heat. It is applicable in treatment of irregular menstruation due to accumulation of heat in the blood division , postpartum tormina due to blood stasis, and traumatic ecchymosis and pain. Because of its tropism to Urinary Bladder channel, it can subside edema by inducing diuresis and be used to treat edema and difficulty in urination.

Effects: Promoting blood circulation to regulate menstruation, subsiding edema by inducing diuresis.


1. For treatment of irregular menstruation caused by stasis in the blood division of women, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, it is usually used in combination with Radix Angelicae Sinesis, Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong, Rhizoma Cyperi, Flos, Carthami, and other herbs having the effect of relieving blood stasis to regulate menstruation; For treatment of postpartum tormina due to blood stasis, it can be used together with Pollen Typhae, Faeces Trogopterorum, Radix Angelicae Sinensis, Rhizoma Ligustici chuanxiong, and other drugs with the action of relieving blood stasis and pain; For treatment of pain and ecchymosis due to fraccma, it can be used in combination with Resina Olibani, Myrrha, Squama Manitis, and other drugs with the action of relieving pain and blood stasis, promoting tissue regeneration.

2. For treatment of edema, difficulty in urination with stagnant heat, it is usually used in combination with Rhizoma Imperatae, Semen Plantaginis, Cortex Mori Radicis, Poria, Radix Scutellariae to subsided edema by inducing diuresis and clearing away stagnant heat.

Besides, it can also be used to treat skin sore and carbuncle caused by noxious heat, by its effect of clearing away heat and toxins.

Dosage and Administration:10-30g; 60g when used alone.


For the convenience of customers, we offer the Motherwort (yi mu cao) as the  quick-dissolving granule made through modern technology.




Every sachet is equivalent to raw herb 15 grams.


The dosage is for adults, one sachet each time, twice a day. Please put the granule into a cup, then put 50-100ml boiling water into the cup and stir it with spoon. You will get some tea, drink it when it is luke-warm. For children, the dosage should be reduced according to the weight.


Air ship 50 sachets of Motherwort (yi mu cao) in the form of quick-dissolving granule for your personal use now at $98.00.

If you would like to order this raw herb, please go to the order form.


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