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- "Mu Tong" (traditional and simplified Chinese: 木通?; pinyin: mù tōng) is the Chinese name of the A. quinata plant—a shrub native to China, Japan, and Korea. The name translates into English as "perforated wood".
- In Chinese medicine, the principle use of Mu Tong root was traditionally for promoting lactation in nursing mothers. It is now modernly used as a therapeutic herb to promote not only lactation, but also urination and to help reduce inflammation.