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Mao Xiang

茅香
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Name

Mao Xiang (Rhizoma Hierochloes Odoratae))

Sources

The drug is the dried rhizome and whole herb of Hierochloe odorata (L.) Beauv. (family Gramineae), growing on shady hill-slopes or wet grass-fields, distributed in Inner Mongolia, Shaanxi, Gansu, Shanxi, Shandong of China.

  1. 茅香
  2. Rhizoma Hierochloes Odoratae

The Effect of Mao Xiang

Property

Sweet, cold.

Actions

It is used to cool blood and stop bleeding, clear away heat and induce diuresis; for the treatment of hematemesis, hematuria, edema due to nephritis, stranguria of heat type.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 30~60 g.