Chinese Herb: Tu Bie Chong (Wingless Cockroach), Eupolyphaga Seu Opistholpatia
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Chinese Herb: Tu Bie Chong (Wingless Cockroach), Eupolyphaga Seu Opistholpatia

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Herbs that Invigorate Blood and Remove Stagnation

Cold Tu Bie Chong (Eupolyphaga Seu Opistholpatia)
Channels:
LIV, HT, SP
Properties:
Salty, Cold, Toxic
Latin:
Eupolyphaga Seu Opistholpatia
Chinese:
土鳖虫
Tone Marks:
tŭ biē chóng
Translation:
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

Herb-Drug Interactions

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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:

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