Ma Bo - Clear Heat and Relieve Toxicity
LU (3-6g)

Ma Bo - "My Bo" the boxer
Ma Bo was an native indian from the toxic desert who talked a lot of smack and who bled a lot in the ring.

English Name: lasiosphaera (puffball)
Pharmacuetical Name: Lasiosphaera seu Calvatia
Properties: acrid, neutral to cool

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
toxic desert clears heat; relieves toxicity
bled stops bleeding
talked a lot of smack benefits throat


      Ma Bo Actions and Indications
  • Clears toxic heat from throat (fire toxin affecting throat causing pain, loss of voice, swelling; cough due to Lung heat)
  • Stops bleeding (hematemesis or epistaxis due to heat; topical use for trauma bleeding, after surgery, or for frostbite)
  • (cooking: decoct in cheesecloth)
    Special Notes:
  • Pharmacologically Ma Bo has been shown to stop bleeding and also to have an inhibitory effect against Staph and Pneumonia.
  • Careful with mushroom allergy patients.

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