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Snake Slough

She Tui
She Tui #

Name

She Tui (Snake Slough)

  1. She Tui
  2. Periostracum Serpentis
  3. 蛇蛻
  4. 蛇蜕

The Effect of Snake Slough

Property

Sweet, salty, neutral; liver meridian entered.

Actions

Dispel wind, remove nebula, induce tranquilization, resolve swelling and kill parasites.

Indications

Sores and boils, nebula, scrofula, parotitis, anal fistula, sore throat, aphtha, infantile convulsions.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 3~6 g; smashed into powder, 1.5~3 g per time. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded into powder for applying or decocted for washing.

Cations

It is contraindicated to pregnant women.