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Tu Bie Chong (Wingless Cockroach)

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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

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.

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Do not use during pregnancy

Herb-Drug Interactions

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

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

  • 3-9 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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