TCM Materia Medica
The TCM herb "mu tong" which in english is "akebia caulis", is categorized within the "herbs that drain dampness" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the heart, small intestine and urinary bladder channels and exhibits bitter (ku) and cool 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 Tong has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).
Mu Tong may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: amenorrhea (absence of menstruation), edema and/or urinary disorders (lin disease)
While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, mu tong is generally included in the following 3 formulas:
As noted above, mu tong is within the herbs that drain dampness functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
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