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Ku Mu

Ku Mu
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Ku Mu (India quassiawood)

  1. 苦木
  2. Ramuluset Folium Picrasmae
  3. India quassiawood

The Effect of Ku Mu


Bitter, cold, slightly toxic; lung and large intestine meridians entered.


Clear heat, remove toxicity and dispel dampness.


Sore throat, cold due to wind-heat, eczema, snake and insect bites, diarrhea due to damp-heat, sores and boils.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 6~15 g, large dosage can be 30 g, or made into pill or powder. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying, or decocted for washing or soaked in wine.


It is contraindicated to pregnant women.