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Ma Qian Zi

Ma Qian Zi
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Ma Qian Zi (Semen Strychni)

  1. Nux Vomica
  2. 馬錢子
  3. 马钱子
  4. Semen Strychni

The Effect of Ma Qian Zi


Bitter, cold, strongly toxic; liver and spleen meridians entered.


Activate blood and dredge collateral, alleviate pain, dissipate nodulation and resolve swelling.


Traumatic injuries, abscess, deep rooted carbuncle, swelling and pain, stubborn wind-damp arthralgia, numbness and paralysis.

Dosage and Administrations

Processed for oral taking and made pill and powder. 0.3~0.6 g daily. Grind into powder and use a suitable dose externally.


It is with strong toxicity. Do not use unprocessed, overuse or use for a long time orally. Do not apply on large region externally. It is prohibited for the pregnant and weak.