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Yi Yu

衣鱼
衣鱼 #

Name

Yi Yu (Silverfish)

Sources

The drug is the dried whole body of Lepisma saccharina L. (family Lepismatidae), living in the wet sites under leaf, rock, trunk, moss, and in houses, books, and distributed almost all over China.

Constituents

The drug contains protein, peptidcs, amino acids, fats, steroid, fatty acids, phosphatides, monoglyceride, diglyccride, triglyceride.

  1. 衣鱼
  2. 衣魚
  3. Silverfish

The Effect of Yi Yu

Property

Salt, warm; bladder and liver meridians entered.

Actions

Induce diuresis, treat stranguria, expel wind and improve eyesight, remove toxicity.

Indications

Stranguria, difficult urination, nebula, sores and furuncle, infantile convulsions.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 5~10 silverfishes.

Cautions

It is contraindicated to pregnant women. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying or used as eye drops.