Mo Yao


Mo Yao in TCM:

Explore the properties of Mo Yao according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

English Name: myrrh
Pharmacuetical Name: Myrrha
Properties: bitter, neutral

Temperature: neutral

Channels: SP, HT, LV

Flavors: bitter

Special Properties:
circulates blood, reduces swelling, alleviates bi syndrome

Actions / Indications:
  • Moves blood, dispels stasis; relieves pain (pain due to blood stasis from trauma with bruising; immobile abdominal masses; painful bi; chest pain, post-partum abdominal pain with spotting; amenorrhea)
  • Reduces swelling; generates flesh (topically for chronic non-healing sores and ulcerations, bi syndrome, trauma; internal use for boils, carbuncles, sores, swellings, intestinal and breast abcessess)

    Special Notes:
  • Compare Mo Yao to Ru Xiang, which has a very similar function. Ru Xiang is stronger to relax tendons and is often used to treat bi syndrome.

  • (cc: pregnancy)
  • (cc: SP deficiency)