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玳瑁

玳瑁
玳瑁 #

Name

Dai Mao (Carapax Eretmochelyos)

  1. Hawksbill Carapace
  2. Carapax Eretmochelyos
  3. Dai Mao

The Effect of 玳瑁

Property

Sweet, cold, salty; heart and liver meridians entered.

Actions

Soothe the liver, arrest convulsion, clear heat and remove toxicity.

Indications

Dizziness, insomnia, sores and boils, coma and delirium, hyperspasmia, infantile convulsion, high fever due to heat disease.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 9~15 g, or made into juice. It also can be made into pills or powder. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded into powder for applying.

Cautions

It is contraindicated for deficiency-cold without fire-toxin.