Lu Lu Tong - Sweetgum Fruit

TCM Materia Medica

Lu Lu Tong TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "lu lu tong" which in english is Lu Lu Tong herb"sweetgum fruit", is categorized within the "herbs that invigorate blood" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the liver and stomach channels and exhibits bitter (ku) and neutral (ping) taste/temperature properties.

Dosages and preparations will vary according to each individual and the overall approach of a formula, but generally this herb has the following dosage and/or preparation guidelines:

  • Dosage: 3-9g

Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Promotes movement of qi and blood, opens middle burner and unblocks the channels - irregular or scanty menses, abdominal pain or distention, pain and stiffness in the lower back and knees (wind-damp painful obstruction).
  • Promotes urination - edema with difficult urination.

Lu Lu Tong has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Avoid During Pregnancy

Lu Lu Tong may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: abdominal pain, back pain, edema and/or knee pain

As noted above, lu lu tong is within the herbs that invigorate blood functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.

(truncated intro "... for blood stasis - pain, abscesses and ulcers, abdominal masses. )".

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