Chinese Herbs: Wu Ling Zhi (Flying Squirrel Feces), Feces Trogopterori Seu Pteromi
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Chinese Herbs: Wu Ling Zhi (Flying Squirrel Feces), Feces Trogopterori Seu Pteromi

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Herbs that Invigorate Blood and Remove Stagnation

Warm Wu Ling Zhi (Feces Trogopterori Seu Pteromi)
Channels:
LIV, SP
Properties:
Bitter, Sweet, Warm
Latin:
Feces Trogopterori Seu Pteromi
Chinese:
五灵脂
Tone Marks:
wŭ líng zhī
Translation:
Fat of the Five Spirits

Chinese Herb Actions

  • Invigorates the Blood, Relieves Pain
    For amenorrhea, menses pain, postpartum abdominal pain, epigastric pain, chest pain
  • Dispels Blood Stasis, Stops Bleeding
    For dark purple uterine bleeding with clots, retained lochia due to stasis
  • Treats childhood nutritional impairment, Eliminates Toxins
    For a variety of insect and snake bites, topically and internally

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Do not use during pregnancy
  • Possibly antagonizes Ren Shen (Chen)
  • Do not use on Blood deficient patients or those without Blood Stasis

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

  • None Noted
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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 3-9 grams in decoction (Bensky)
  • 3-10 grams in decoction (Chen), wrap it in cheesecloth

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:


This herb antagonizes or is antagonized by:

This herb is considered endangered, toxic, or is illegal in the United States