TCM Materia Medica
The TCM herb "ma dou ling" which in english is "birthwort fruit", is categorized within the "herbs that relieve coughing and wheezing" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the large intestine and lung channels and exhibits acrid, bitter (ku) and cold (han) 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:
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
Ma Dou Ling has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).
While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, ma dou ling is generally included in the following 1 formula:
As noted above, ma dou ling is within the herbs that relieve coughing and wheezing functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
(truncated intro "... generally useful for symptoms involving coughing and wheezing. often combined with other herbs to treat the overall pattern (root). )".