Ban Mao (Large Blister Beetle)
The Effect of 斑蝥
Pungent, hot, strong toxic; liver, stomach and kidney meridians entered.
Counteract toxic pathogen and dispel stasis.
External application for boils, facial paralysis，stubborn tinea, tonsillitis, and oral administration is for scrofula.
Dosage and Administrations
0.03~0.06 g for pill or powder after processing. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded into powder or soaked in wine or vinegar. For external application, it's not suitable for a large scale use when processed into plaster.
It is contraindicated to weak people and pregnant women. Because of its strong toxicity, it should be used cautiously when taken orally.