Mu Zei


Mu Zei in TCM:

Explore the properties of Mu Zei according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

English Name: equisetum, common scouring rush, Dutch rushes
Pharmacuetical Name: Herba Equiseti Hiemalis
Properties: sweet, bitter, neutral

Temperature: neutral

Channels: LU, LV

Flavors: sweet, bitter

Special Properties:
clears heat, disperses wind, stops bleeding

Actions / Indications:
  • Dispels wind heat; benefits eyes (cloudiness, blurred vision, pterygium, excess tearing; wind-heat affecting eyes: red, swollen, painful eyes; rarely used for other wind-heat conditions)
  • Clears Heat; stops bleeding (bloody stools, hemorrhoids, hematochezia)

    Special Notes:
  • For hemorrhoids use Mu Zei with Di Yu and Huai Jiao to clear heat and stop bleeding.
  • Mu Zei is not recommended for patients suffering from red eyes due to LYR.

  • (cc: urinary frequency)
  • (cc: deficiency of yin, yang, qi, or blood)
  • (cc: long term use is not recommended)
  • (cc: pregnancy)