Ban Mao (Cantharides, Mylabris) - Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese Name: Ban Mao
English Name: Cantharides, Mylabris

Clinical Usage and Indications

  • Attack toxins, wears away sores - used topically for sores, carbuncles, scrofula.
  • Breaks up blood stasis, disperses clumps - palpable non-moving masses.

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Dosage and Preparation Notes

  • Dosage: .03-.06g

Channels/Meridians Influenced

Associated Temperature and Taste

Cautions and Contraindications

  • Avoid During Pregnancy.

Staff Clinician Notes

There are no additional notes for this herb.

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