Shave Grass (Muzei)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Herba Equiseti Hiemalis|
|Botanical Name:||Equisetum hiemale L.|
|Common Name:||Shave Grass
|Source of Earliest Record:||Jiayou Bencao|
|Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The whole plant is gathered in summer and cut into pieces after the fibrous roots have been removed.|
|Properties and Taste:||Sweet, bitter and neutral|
|Meridian:||Lung and liver|
|Functions:||To dispel wind and clear heat
To brighten eyes and remove visual obstruction
To stop bleeding
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Wind-heat exterior syndrome or wind and heat in the liver meridian manifested as red eyes, excessive tearing, blurred vision and corneal opacity.
*Use with Cicada slough (Chantui), Pipewort (Gujingcao), Prunella spike (Xiakucao) and Tribulus fruit (Baijili).
2. Hemorrhoidal bleeding.
*Use with Scutellaria root (Huangqin) and Burnet root (Diyu).
|Cautions:||This herb should be used with caution during pregnancy.|