The TCM herb "mu gua" which in english is "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:
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
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…)".