The TCM herb "yi mu cao" which in english is "chinese motherwort", is categorized within the "herbs that invigorate blood" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the heart, liver and urinary bladder 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:
Yi Mu Cao has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).
Yi Mu Cao may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: abdominal pain, edema, infertility and/or premenstrual syndrome (pms)
While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, yi mu cao is generally included in the following 2 formulas:
For high cholesterol, generally focuses on strengthening metabolism, transforming dampness, tonifying spleen qi, and mildly moving blood stasis in Chinese Medicine terms.
As noted above, yi mu cao is within the herbs that invigorate blood functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
(truncated intro "... for blood stasis - pain, abscesses and ulcers, abdominal masses. )".