Leonuris ( 益母草 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Yi Mu Cao
of Plant Used
Pericardium, Liver, Heart, Kidneys
This herb is used in formulas to treat acute-onset edema, especially with
blood in urine; also used to treat high blood pressure, irregular menstruation
with cramping and masses, and certain types of eczema; has also been used
for retention of placenta. (TCM: Kidney imbalance; toxic Blood or Blood deficiency).
Usages and Functions
Invigorates Blood and regulates menstruation; invigorates Blood and reduces
masses; promotes urination and reduces swelling.
Formulas Used In
Leonuris and Achyranthes.
Do not use during pregnancy. Do not use where there is deficient Yin or