Mu Gua - Quince Fruit

TCM Materia Medica

Mu Gua TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "mu gua" which in english is Mu Gua herb"quince fruit", is categorized within the "herbs that dispel wind dampness" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the liver and spleen channels and exhibits sour (suan) and warm (wen) 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: 4.5-12g

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

  • Relaxes the sinews and muscles - bi syndromes in the lower back and/or lower extremities, calf cramps.
  • Harmonizes the stomach, transforms dampness, reduces food stagnation - abdominal pain and spasms.

Mu Gua may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: abdominal pain

As noted above, mu gua is within the herbs that dispel wind dampness functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.

(truncated intro "... for wind-dampness from the muscle, sinews, joints, and bones; bi-syndromes. wind-predominant bi (xing bi) - pain moves from joint to joint. cold-predominant bi (tong bi) - severe, fixed pain that is made worse by cold. damp-predominant b…)".

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