Yi Mu Cao

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Common Name:
Chinese Motherwort Herb
Botanical Name: Leonurus heterophyllus herba
Chinese / Pin Yin Name: Yi Mu Cao
Yi Mu Cao Dosage:
Consult your doctor for use.


  • Pregnancy: Yi mu cao should generally be avoided during pregnancy as it stimulates uterine contractions and can be abortifacient.
  • Medication Interactions: It may interact with blood thinners and other medications. It is crucial to consult with a healthcare provider before use if you are on medication.
  • Allergic Reactions: As with any herb, there is the potential for allergic reactions. Those with a history of allergies to herbal products should use yi mu cao cautiously.

Yi Mu Cao Benefits & Information

Yi Mu Cao is a traditional Chinese medicinal herb known for supporting healthy liver functions, botanical support for fluid balance, and promoting blood circulation.

  1. Menstrual Health: Yi mu cao is traditionally used to regulate menstrual cycles and alleviate menstrual pain. It is believed to promote blood flow and reduce stagnation in the pelvic area.

  2. Postpartum Recovery: It is often used to promote recovery after childbirth by helping to clear the uterus and promote lochia discharge.

  3. Cardiovascular Health: Some studies suggest that yi mu cao can help to lower blood pressure and improve blood circulation, though more research is needed to fully understand its effects.

  4. Diuretic Properties: It may help in reducing fluid retention, promoting urination, and relieving edema.

  5. Anti-inflammatory Effects: The herb has been used to reduce inflammation and swelling, particularly in cases of injury or infection.

Who Should Use Yi Mu Cao:

  • Women with Menstrual Issues: Especially those experiencing painful or irregular menstruation.
  • Postpartum Women: To aid in recovery and ensure a smooth postpartum period.
  • Individuals with High Blood Pressure: As part of a treatment plan for managing hypertension, under supervision.
  • People Experiencing Fluid Retention: To alleviate symptoms of edema.

Yi Mu Cao Herb Category:  
Herbs that Regulate Blood: Herbs that Invigorate Blood
Yi Mu Cao Properties:
Bitter, Cold
Yi Mu Cao Channels: Bladder, Liver  
Yi Mu Cao Naturally Occurring Components:   Stachydrine, Rutin, Fumaric acid, Leonurine A, B, Oxalic Acid, Linoleic acid, β-sitosterol

How to Use Yi Mu Cao:

  • Tea: One common method is to prepare a tea by steeping the dried herb in hot water. Typically, 5-15 grams of yi mu cao is used per cup of water, steeped for 10-20 minutes.
  • Tincture: Yi mu cao can also be taken as a tincture, which is a more concentrated form and used under the guidance of a healthcare professional.
  • In Combination: Often, yi mu cao is used in combination with other herbs to enhance its effects, particularly in formulas designed for menstrual health or cardiovascular issues.

Herbs that Combine With Yi Mu Cao

 Dang Gui     Dan Shen     Jin Yin Hua     Lian Qiao


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