Hai Ma


Hai Ma in TCM:

Explore the properties of Hai Ma according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

English Name: sea horse
Pharmacuetical Name: Hippocampus
Properties: sweet, salty, warm

Temperature: warm

Channels: KD, LV

Flavors: sweet, salty
Tonifies: yang

Special Properties:
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)

  • 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.

  • Contraindications:
    • (cc: pregnancy)
    • (cc: yin deficiency with heat symptoms)
    • (cc: not recommended for weak digestive conditions or wind-cold invasions)