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Large Blister Beetle

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Ban Mao (Large Blister Beetle)

  1. Ban Mao
  2. 斑蝥
  3. Mylabris

The Effect of Large Blister Beetle


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.