Chinese Herb: Wa Leng Zi (Cockle Shell, Ark Shell), Concha Arcae Inflatae
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Chinese Herb: Wa Leng Zi (Cockle Shell, Ark Shell), Concha Arcae Inflatae

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Herbs that Invigorate Blood and Remove Stagnation

Neutral Wa Leng Zi (Concha Arcae Inflatae)
Channels:
LIV, SP
Properties:
Sweet, Salty, Neutral
Latin:
Concha Arcae Inflatae
Chinese:
瓦楞子
Tone Marks:
wă lèng zĭ

Chinese Herb Actions

  • Invigorates Blood, Dissolves Phlegm, Softens Hardness, Disperses Nodules
    For fixed or mobile abdominal masses due to blood stasis, stagnant Qi, or phlegm accumulation. Also treats scrofula and goiter, menstrual pain, chronic cough and phlegm, hepatomegaly, and splenomegaly
  • Absorbs Acid, Relieves Pain
    Treats acid reflux, gastric and duodenal ulcers, chronic pain in the stomach with vomiting and acid regurgitation.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • None Noted

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

  • Only one case of allergic reaction is noted
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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 9-30 grams in decoction, 1-3 grams in powder/pill (Bensky)
  • 10-30 grams in decoction, 1-3 grams in powder/pill (Chen)

Chinese Herb Notes

  • Should be cooked long time for maximum extraction of active components
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