Yi Mu Cao


Yi Mu Cao in TCM:

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


English Name: leonurus, motherwort herb
Pharmacuetical Name: Herba Leonuri
Properties: acrid, bitter, cool

Temperature: cool

Channels: HT, UB, LV

Flavors: bitter, pungent

Special Properties:
circulates blood, clears heat, resolves water accumulations, eliminates toxins

Actions / Indications:
  • Invigorates blood; regulates menses (irregular menses, PMS abdominal pain, gynecological disorders: post partum abdominal pain with lochioschesis, infertility due to stasis, regulates chong without damaging the blood)
  • Promotes urination; reduces edema (difficult urination, scanty urination, edema, especially edema with blood stasis; modern use for glomerulo-nephritis)
  • Clears toxic heat (skin rashes, boils, eczema, lesions, sores, carbuncles; internal or external use)
  • (cc: pregnancy contraindicated)
  • (cc: yin/blood deficiency)

    Special Notes:
  • Used to retain beautiful soft skin as a body wash.