Yi Yu (Silverfish)
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.
The drug contains protein, peptidcs, amino acids, fats, steroid, fatty acids, phosphatides, monoglyceride, diglyccride, triglyceride.
The Effect of Yi Yu
Salt, warm; bladder and liver meridians entered.
Induce diuresis, treat stranguria, expel wind and improve eyesight, remove toxicity.
Stranguria, difficult urination, nebula, sores and furuncle, infantile convulsions.
Dosage and Administrations
Decoct 5~10 silverfishes.
It is contraindicated to pregnant women. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying or used as eye drops.