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蝼蛄

Mole Cricket
Mole Cricket #

Name

Lou Gu (Mole Cricket)

  1. Gryllotalpa
  2. Lou Gu
  3. 螻蛄
  4. Mole Cricket

The Effect of 蝼蛄

Property

Salty, cold, slightly toxic; bladder, small intestine and large intestine meridians entered.

Actions

Promote diuresis, clear damp-heat and relax the bowels.

Indications

Edema, difficulty in urination, scrofula, sores and boils, urolithiasis.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 3~4.5 g, or made into powder, 1~2 g. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded into powder for applying.

Cations

It is contraindicated to weak people and pregnant women.