Moutan ( 牡丹皮 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Mu Dan Pi
of Plant Used
Small curls of root bark
Heart, Liver, Kidneys
This herb is used in formulas to treat gynecological problems
including tumors, masses, lumps in abdomen, or irregular or missing menses,
after actual malignancy has been ruled out (TCM: Blood stasis); also used
for skin eruptions, mouth sores, abnormal bleeding from the nose, and blood
in sputum, vomit, or under the skin with or following a high fever; also
has been used to treat intestinal abscesses, such as appendicitis, by reducing
swelling and draining pus.
Usages and Functions
Clears heat and cools Blood; clears deficiency fire, invigorates Blood and
dispels congealed Blood; clears ascending Liver fire; drains pus and reduces
Formulas Used In
Anemarrhena, Phellodendron, and Rehmannia; Bupleurum, Inula, and Cyperus;
Eight Immortal Long Life Pill; Leonuris and Achyranthes; Rehmannia and Dogwood
Fruit; Rehmannia and Magnetitum; Rehmannia Eight; Rehmannia Six.
Do not use during pregnancy. Do not use where there are cold conditions,
excessive menstrual bleeding, or deficient Yin with excessive sweating.