Wu Shao She (Zaocys, Black Striped Snake)

Wu Shao She (Zaocys, Black Striped Snake)

Herb 20 of 21 in Herbs that Dispel Wind-Dampness

Neutral Wu Shao She (Zaocys Dhumnades)
Sweet, Salty, Neutral
Zaocys Dhumnades
Tone Marks:
wū shāo shé
Black Striped Snake
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Chinese Herb Actions

  • Dispels Wind, Opens the Channels, Stops Convulsions
    For convulsions, Bi Zheng, and post stroke deviation of the face, muscle paralysis, and hemiplegia

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • None noted
  • Traditionally, contact with metal was avoided

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

  • Reactions noted due to overdose are muscle stiffness, diminished physical activity, and respiratory depression.
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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 5-10 grams in decoction, 2-3 grams in powder (Chen)
  • 4.5-12 grams in decoction (Bensky)

References Used

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