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She Chuang Zi #1179M

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Pin Ying Name: She Chuang Zi

Chinese Name: 蛇床子

English Name: Cnidium

Latin Name: Cnidii, Fructus

Substances for Topical Application
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Acrid
Bitter
Warm
Slightly Toxic
Kidney
Spleen
3-30g
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Dries Dampness, kills parasites and stops itching topically

  • Topically as a powder or ointment for weeping, itchy skin lesions (especially genital)
  • Scabies and tinea

Disperses Cold, dispels Wind and dries Dampness

  • Vaginal discharge due to Cold-Dampness
  • Wind-Cold-Dampness affecting the Kidneys and Du channel with lower back pain

Warms and tonifies the Kidneys and strengthens Yang

  • Impotence or infertility due to Kidney Yang Deficiency or Cold Womb
Contraindications
  • Do not take orally for those with Damp-Heat in the Lower Jiao.
  • Do not take orally for those with Yin Deficiency with Heat signs or with frequent erections and spermatorrhea.