Mi Meng Hua - Buddleia Flower Bud

TCM Materia Medica

Mi Meng Hua TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "mi meng hua" which in english is "buddleia flower bud", is categorized within the "herbs that drain fire" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the liver channels and exhibits cool and sweet (gan) 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:

  • Benefits the eyes - red, swollen, painful eyes, excessive tearing, light sensitivity, superficial visual obstruction; both excessive and deficient patterns (nourishes yin and blood).

Our clinical staff have made the following notes, regarding mi meng hua:

As noted above, mi meng hua is within the herbs that drain fire functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.

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