Chinese quince

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Biological Name: Chaenomelis speciosaChinese quince

Family: Rosaceae

Other Names: chaenomeles fruit, mu gua, Chinese quince

Elements Applied: Fruit is commonly applied in herbal medicine.

Used For: The herb is known to treat rheumatic conditions, reduce inflammations, relieve spasms, prevent vomiting, and improve digestion.

Additionally, Chinese quince boosts blood circulation, enhances blood and qi movement, provides muscle relaxation, eliminates dampness, promotes stomach’s healthy activity. The herb is employed for rheumatic and arthritic diseases, particularly of the legs, and as a digestive aid.

Preparation and Intake: The commonly taken dose is from 3 to 9 grams.

Safety: Avoid using Chinese quince if you have yin deficiency. The herb is not recommended for exterior diseases as well.