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Qi Cao

蛴螬
蛴螬 #

Name

Qi Cao (White Grub)

  1. 蛴螬
  2. 蠐螬
  3. White Grub

The Effect of Qi Cao

Property

Salty, slightly warm, slightly toxic; liver meridian entered.

Actions

Break blood and remove stasis, dissipate masses and relieve swelling.

Indications

Erysipelas, sores and boils, anal fistula, amenorrhea, chest pain due to stasis, traumatic injury, emaciation due to blood disorder, thin and weak with abdominal distension.

Dosage and Administrations

Take the powder, 2~5 g, or made into pills or powder. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded into powder for applying.

Cautions

It is contraindicated to pregnant women and weak people.