Botanical Name: Akebiae Caulis

Mu Tong

Mu Tong

Category: Drain Dampness

Taste: Bitter

Temperature: Slightly Cold

Channels Entered: Heart, Small Intestine, Bladder

Dosage: 3-6g

Cautions & Contraindications:

  • Caution during pregnancy.

Actions & Indications:

  • Promotes urination and unblocks painful urinary dribbling: for painful urinary dribbling from damp-heat in the Bladder with dribbling, rough, and painful urination.  Also used for edema and ascites.
  • Promotes urination and drains heat from the Heart via the Small Intestine: for such symptoms as irritability accompanied by sores of the mouth or tongue, and scanty urine.
  • Promotes lactation and unblocks the blood vessels: for insufficient lactation; less commonly for amenorrhea, and for pain and stiffness in the joints.