Pharmaceutical Latin: Semen Abutili/Malvae
Common English: Indian Mallow Seed/Mallow Fruit
Chingma Abutilon Seed/Cluster Mallow Fruit
Musk Mallow Seeds
Herb that Drain Dampness (Diuretics)
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Large Intestine
Small Intestine
Tincture: 2-4ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Promotes urination and unblocks painful urinary dysfunction

Damp-Heat painful urinary dysfunction, especially Stone Lin or Blood Lin)

Edema without painful urinary dysfunction (adjunctive)

It is especially useful when these disorders are accompanied by constipation

Benefits the breasts (increases lactation)

Insufficient lactation, painful, swollen breasts and early-stage breast abscess

Moistens the Intestines and unblocks the bowels

Constipation due to Intestinal fluid insufficiency

  • Use caution for those with loose stools due to Spleen Deficiency.
  • Use caution during pregnancy.

Fu Ling

Caul. Akebiae
Mu Tong

Sm. Plantaginis
Che Qian Zi
Caul. Akebiae
Mu Tong
Cx. Phellodendri
Huang Bai

Postpartum urinary discomfort and edema.

Edema with a sensation of heaviness and urinary difficulty.

Thin mucus accumulated in the epigastrium leading to nausea.

Pediatric Lin.

Dysuria due to Heat clumping in the Bladder with dribbling and rough urination.

Hb. Desmodii Styracifolii
Guang Jin Qian Cao
Endothelium Corneum Gigeriae Galli
Ji Nei Jin
Fol. Pyrrosiae
Shi Wei


Hb. Lygodii
Hai Jin Sha
Hb. Lysimachiae
Jin Qian Cao
Rz. Alismatis
Ze Xie
Hb. Lycopi
Ze Lan
Rx. Cyathulae
Chuan Niu Xi

Fr. Amomi
Sha Ren


Sm. Vaccariae
Wang Bu Liu Xing

Squama Manitis
Chuan Shan Zha

Rx. Angelicae Dahuricae
Bai Zhi
Fr. Trichosanthis
Gua Lou
Rx. Rhapontici
Lou Lu
Nidus Vespae
Lu Feng Fang
Rx. Paeoniae Rubra
Chi Shao

Urinary tract stones from lower Jiao Damp-Heat.

Qi Stagnation causing insufficient lactation and swollen, painful breasts.

Fibrocystic breast disorder.

Sm. Cannabis
Huo Ma Ren

Sm. Vaccariae
Wang Bu Liu Xing

Constipation due to Intestinal fluid insufficiency.

Blood Stasis causing insufficient lactation and swollen, painful breasts.

  1. The above information relates to Fr. Malvae Dong Kui Guo. It is the primary herb used as Dong Kui Zi. Sm. Abutili Qing Mai Zi is bitter, neutral and enters the Bladder, Large Intestine and Liver. It clears Heat and facilitates urination to treat red and white dysenteric disorders and painful urinary dysfunction. It also resolves toxicity, reduces swellings, reduces superficial visual obstruction and clears the eyes to treat swollen abscesses and superficial visual obstruction. It is not used as often.
  2. Both Dong Kui Guo and Talcum Hua Shi are slippery and unblock the orifices and are used for treating urinary difficulty with rasping pain in the urethra. Hua Shi is best at cooling Summerheat and removing Dampness and can be used topically for Damp-Heat sores, while Dong Gui Zi assists bowel movements and promotes lactation. It also reduces swelling.
  3. For generalized dysuria, use this as a single herb remedy.