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Di Long #1083

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Pin Ying Name: Di Long

Chinese Name: 地龍

English Name: Earthworm

Latin Name: Pheretima

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Substances that Extinguish Wind and Stop Tremors
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Salty
Cold
Bladder
Liver
Lung
Spleen
Stomach
Kidney
4-15g
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Drains Heat, settles convulsions, extinguishes Wind and stops spasms

  • Extreme Heat generating Wind with loss of consciousness, incoherent speech, convulsions and seizures
  • It can be used alone
  • It has recently been used to treat schizophrenia of the hot-manic type

Clears Heat and unblocks and promotes movement in the channels and collaterals

  • Hot or Cold Bi (with appropriate herbs) with swollen, painful joints and a reduced range of motion
  • Hemiplegia due to lack of flow in the channels such as the sequelae of Wind-Stroke

Clears Heat and calms wheezing

  • Wheezing due to Lung Heat (can be taken alone as a powder, in capsules or decocted with sugar as a syrup)

Clears Heat and promotes urination

  • Hot, painful urinary dysfunction, edema (severe cases), ascites and jaundice
  • Especially useful for Heat clumping in the Bladder with urinary difficulty or inability to urinate (can be used alone)

Anchors Liver Yang and lowers Blood pressure

  • Hypertension due to Liver Yang Rising

Promotes healing topically

  • Acute parotitis, chronic ulcers of the lower limbs, burns, boils or carbuncles (powder, mix with sugar and apply topically)
Contraindications
  • Do not use for Shang Han conditions except for Yang Ming Heat with restlessness.
  • Do not use for Warm pathogen disease without high fever.
  • Do not use for Spleen and Stomach weakness and Deficiency.
  • Use with caution during pregnancy.