Mo Yao


Mo Yao written in Chinese

Pinyin Name: Mo Yao

English Name: Myrrha

Other Names: Myrrh, Commiphora Myrrha

Tastes: Bitter, Neutral

Origin: Somalia, Ethiopia and India

Benefits of Mo Yao:

Mo Yao is native to northeastern Africa and southwest Asia. It is harvested from November to next February. Mo Yao covers meridians of liver, spleen, heart and kidney. Main functions are promoting blood circulation to ease pain and promoting tissue regeneration. Common uses and indications include pain due to stasis, amenorrhea, pelvic mass, carbuncle and sores, appendicitis, swollen red eyes. Recommended dosage is from 3 to 10 grams.

Mo Yao is widely used in Chinese herbal formulas. 1) Mo Yao San is used to improve symptom management for heart pain and abdominal pain. Its ingredient herbs include Mo Yao, Ru Xiang, Chuan Shan Jia and Mu Bie Zi. 2) She Hua Dan is used to improve symptom management for sores and swelling. Its ingredient herbs include Mo Yao, Chen Sha, Bing Pian, She Xiang and more. 3) Xiao Du Mo Yao San is used to improve symptom management for hemorrhoids. Its ingredient herbs include Mo Yao, Ming Fan, Huang Fan and more.

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