Chaenomeles Fruit (Mugua)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Fructus Chaenomelis|
|Botanical Name:||Chaenomeles speciosa (Sweet) Nakai
|Common Name:||Chaenomeles fruit
Flowering Quince fruit
|Source of Earliest Record:||Mingyi Bielu|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The fruit is gathered in summer or autumn when it is ripe. Then it is halved, soaked in hot water, dried in the sun and cut into slices.|
|Properties and Taste:||Sour and warm|
|Meridian:||Liver and spleen|
|Functions:||To promote blood circulation in the channels and collaterals
To relax muscles and tendons
To transform dampness and harmonize the stomach
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Convulsions and spasms.
*Use with Frankincense (Ruxiang) and myrrh (Moyao) in the formula Mugua Jian.
2. Painful and swollen legs with irritability.
*Use with Evodia fruit (Wuzhuyu) and Areca seed (Binglang) in the formula Jiming San.
3. Wind-damp obstruction syndrome manifested as rheumatic pain, numbness of limbs and joint pain.
*Use with Tetrandra root (Fangji), Clematis root (Weilingxian) and Chinese angelica root (Danggui).