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Mu Tong

Mu Tong
Mu Tong #

Name

Mu Tong (Caulis Akebiae)

  1. Akebia Stem
  2. 木通
  3. Caulis Akebiae

The Effect of Mu Tong

Property

Bitter, cool; heart, small intestine and bladder meridians entered.

Actions

Clear heart-fire, promote diuresis, stimulate the menstrual flow and promote the milk-secretion.

Indications

Galactostasis, edema, sore throat, amenorrhea, pharyngitis, stranguria with turbid discharge, difficulty and pain in micturition, irritable feverish sensation in chest, crampy pain of whole body.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 3~6 g, or made into pill or powder.

Cations

It is contraindicated for qi deficiency, spermatorrhea and pregnant women.