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Bai Hua She (Agkistrodon, Bungarus)

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Warm Bai Hua She (Agkistrodon Seu Bungarus)
Channels:
LIV, SP
Properties:
Sweet, Salty, Warm, Toxic
Latin:
Agkistrodon Seu Bungarus
Chinese:
白化蛇
Tone Marks:
bái huā shé
Translation:
White Patterned Snake, White Flowered Snake

Actions

  • Dispels Wind, Unblocks the Channels and Collaterals, and Extinguishes Wind
    For Painful Obstruction Syndrome (Bi Zheng). This herb can strongly disperse along the skin, within the organs, and through to the bone. For stubborn and chronic numbness and pain. Also for post Wind-Stroke problems such as Hemiplegia, Paralysis, and deviation of the face.
  • Dispels Wind From the Skin
    For itching, tinea, rash, skin numbness, chronic non-healing ulcers, hives, and other skin disorders.
  • Dispels Wind From the Muscles and Stops Convulsions
    For muscle cramps, spasms, seizures, convulsions, tetanus, and Wind-Stroke.

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Do not use, or use extreme caution, in patients with Yin Deficiency, Blood Dryness, or in cases where Blood Deficiency could cause Internal Wind rising.

Herb-Drug Interactions

  • As Bai Hua She has an anticoagulant effect, it should be used with extreme caution when taking anti-platelet or anti-coagulant drugs.

Toxicity and Overdose

  • 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).

Dosage

  • 3-10 grams