Hai Ma

Hai Ma in TCM:

English Name: sea horse
Pharmacuetical Name: Hippocampus
Properties: sweet, salty, warm
Explore the properties of Hai Ma according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

Temperature: warm
Channels: KD, LV
Flavors: sweet, salty
Tonifies: yang
Regulates: circulates blood

Actions / Indications:
  • Tonifies KD; fortifies yang (urinary incontinence, impotence, deficient wheezing debility of elderly)
  • Invigorates blood; dispels stasis (abdominal masses; sores and boils; topical use for bleeding and pain from blood stasis)
  • (cc: pregnancy)
  • (cc: yin deficiency with heat symptoms)
  • (cc: not recommended for weak digestive conditions or wind-cold invasions)

  • One study on impotence showed an 83.2% success rate with 35g of tincture daily, before bedtime, and of the following ingredients: Hai Ma, Ge Jie, Lu Rong, Hai Shen, Gou Qi Zi, Yin Yang Huo, and Wu Wei Zi.