Chinese Herbs: Tu Bie Chong (Wingless Cockroach), Eupolyphaga Seu Opistholpatia
Herb 19 of 34
Herbs that Invigorate Blood and Remove Stagnation
LIV, HT, SP
Salty, Cold, Toxic
Eupolyphaga Seu Opistholpatia
tŭ biē chóng
Land Soft Shelled Turtle
Chinese Herb Actions
Breaks Blood Stasis, Drives out Blood Stasis
Treats Amenorrhea, postpartum abdominal pain, abdominal masses.
- Connects Tendons and Fuses Bones
For trauma, bone fractures, torn tendons and ligaments, lacerations, contusions, and fractures.
Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions
- Do not use during pregnancy
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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose
- Slightly Toxic with symptoms like sinus bradycardia, general weakness, nausea, vertigo, irritation of the GI tract.
- Contact dermatitis is possible with topical application.
- This herb is considered toxic.
(while some Chinese herbs are toxic, it must be noted that many come prepared, or are combined, to mitigate their toxicity)
Chinese Herb Dosage
- 3-9 grams in decoction, 1–1.5 grams raw (Bensky)
- 3-10 grams in decoction, 1-1.5 grams raw/powder (Chen)
This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:
Da Huang Zhe Chong Wan (Rhubarb and Eupolyphaga Pill)
Formulas that Invigorate the Blood and Dispel Blood Stasis
Die Da Wan (Trauma Pill)
Formulas that Invigorate the Blood in the Treatment of Traumatic Injury