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She Tui (Snake Skin Slough)

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Neutral She Tui (Exuvia Serpentis)
Channels:
LIV
Properties:
Sweet, Salty, Neutral
Latin:
Exuvia Serpentis
Chinese:
蛇蜕
Tone Marks:
shé tuì

Actions

  • Dispels Wind and Stops Spasms
    For seizures and convulsions in children. For skin rashes with itching due to wind heat.
  • Benefits the Eyes
    For pterygium or corneal disorders (combine with Chan Tui)

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Do not use during pregnancy

Herb-Drug Interactions

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.

Toxicity and Overdose

  • None Noted

Dosage

  • 2-3 grams in decoction, 0.3-0.6 in powder (Chen)
  • 1.5-3 grams in decoction (Bensky)
 

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