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Meloes Coarctati Corpus

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Name

Di Dan (Meloes Coarctati Corpus)

Sources

The drug is the dried whole body of Meloe coarctatus Motschulsky (family Meloidae) , imago living in grasslands near roadside, and distributed in Northeast China, North China.

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The Effect of Meloes Coarctati Corpus

Property

Pungent, slightly warm, extremely toxic; lung meridian entered.

Actions

It is used to combat poisons, eliminate blood stasis and masses; for the treatment of scrofula, nasal polyp, mass formation in the abdomen, scabies, maligant sores, psoriasis, neurodermatitis.

Dosage and Administrations

It is made into pills or powder for oral taking. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded into powder or soaked in vinegar or made into ointment for applying on the affected area.

Contraindication

It is contraindicated to pregnant women and the weak. Be careful for oral administration.