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

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

Herb 27 of 34 in 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

References Used

The TCM information presented here has been referenced from numerous sources; including teachers, practitioners, class notes from Five Branches University, the following books, as well as other sources. If you have benefited from this information, please consider supporting the authors and their works by purchasing the books below.