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Mu Hao

牡蒿
牡蒿 #

Name

Mu Hao (Herba Artemisiae Japonicae)

  1. 牡蒿
  2. Japanese Wormwood Herb
  3. Herba Artemisiae Japonicae

The Effect of Mu Hao

Property

Bitter, cold; liver and gallbladder meridians entered.

Actions

Relieve summer-heat,bring down asthenic fever and prevent malaria.

Indications

Fever due to yin deficiency, malaria, external contraction of summer-heat, fever without sweat.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 10~15 g, double the dosage with fresh product. Proper dosage is for external application. Pounded for applying with fresh product or decocted for washing.

Cautions

It is contraindicated to pregnant women and weak people with deficiency-cold.