Bai Hua She - Agkistrodon, Bungarus Snake with Inner Organs Removed

TCM Materia Medica

Bai Hua She TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "bai hua she" which in english is "agkistrodon, bungarus snake with inner organs removed", is categorized within the "herbs that dispel wind dampness" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the liver and spleen channels and exhibits salty (xian), sweet (gan) and warm (wen) taste/temperature properties.

Dosages and preparations will vary according to each individual and the overall approach of a formula, but generally this herb has the following dosage and/or preparation guidelines:

  • Dosage: 3-10g
  • Powder: 1-1.5g

Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Powerfully unblocks the channels and dispels wind - chronic wind-damp with numbness and weakness of the limbs and cramping of the sinews, tinea, numbness of the skin, any type of rash, spasms, facial paralysis or hemiplegia due to wind-stroke.

As noted above, bai hua she is within the herbs that dispel wind dampness functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.

(truncated intro "... for wind-dampness from the muscle, sinews, joints, and bones; bi-syndromes. wind-predominant bi (xing bi) - pain moves from joint to join…)".

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