Qu Mai


Qu Mai in TCM:

Explore the properties of Qu Mai according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

English Name: dianthus, lilac pink, Chinese pink, rainbow pink
Pharmacuetical Name: Herba Dianthi
Properties: bitter, cold

Temperature: cold

Channels: HT, SI, UB

Flavors: bitter

Special Properties:
clears heat, clears damp

Actions / Indications:
  • Promotes Urination; Clears Damp-Heat from the BL (damp heat lin, stony lin, bloody lin)
  • Invigorates Blood to unblock menses (irregular menses or amenorrhea due to blood stasis and heat)

    Special Notes:
  • Qu Mai is commonly used to regulate water circulation: the tip of Qu Mai has the strongest diuretic action compared to the stem and body.
  • For Shi Lin (stone lin) combine Qu Mai with Jin Qian Cao, Ji Nei Jin, and Hai Jin Sha.

  • (cc: pregnancy)