Questions and Answers - Menstrual pain and discomfort (Dysmenorrhoea)

Moist laxatives

Cautions: Weakness of the body due to chronic disease, during menstruation, during pregnancy, after delivery, should not be used once the bowel movement has become normal.

Name

Function

Taste

Channels

Contraindications

Hua Ma Ren
(Hemp Seed)
“Moist Laxative”

Lubricate intestines, moves faeces.
Nourishes yin. For xu cond, old little ladies
Clears heat, promotes healing of sores

Sweet
Neutral

SP
LI
ST

Long term use = Spermatorrhea, leucorrhea

Yu Li Ren
(BushBerry Seed)
“Moist Laxative”

Lubricate intestines, moves faeces.
Qi stag in intestines, promote urination & ↓ edema. Folklare- used for insomnia. Toxic on ST. Does urine and faeces.

Acrid
Bitter
Sweet
Neutral

SP
LI
SI

Depletion of body fluids, Pregnancy

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