Quan Xie - Scorpion

TCM Materia Medica

Quan Xie TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "quan xie" which in english is Quan Xie herb"scorpion", is categorized within the "herbs that extinguish wind and stop tremors" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the liver channels and exhibits acrid, neutral (ping) and salty (xian) 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: 2.4-4.5g
  • 0.9-1.5g tail

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

  • Extinguishes liver wind, stops tremors and convulsions - liver wind phlegm patterns with spasms, acute/chronic childhood convulsions, tetanus, seizures, tremors, very effective!.
  • Fire toxic nodules - topically on toxic sores, swellings.
  • Unblocks the collaterals - painful headaches.

Quan Xie has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Do not use during pregnancy.
  • Avoid in Cases of Internal Wind with Blood Deficiency.

Quan Xie may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: convulsions, epilepsy (seizure) and/or headache

While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, quan xie is generally included in the following 2 formulas:

ViewHui Chun Wan (Recovery Special Pill)

Most often used for childhood convulsions (possibly with wheezing, nausea, nighttime crying, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive mucus/saliva) or other conditions that involve fever, impaired or loss of …

ViewZhong Feng Hui Chun Wan (Stroke Recovery Pills)

Bell's Palsy, facial paralysis, slurry of speech, difficulty swallowing. Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attack.

As noted above, quan xie is within the herbs that extinguish wind and stop tremors functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.

(truncated intro "... for internal wind. results from liver and kidney imbalances - yin deficiency, ascendant liver yang, blood deficiency, high fevers. symptoms: headache, dizziness, blurred vision, tinnitus, irritability, vomiting, palpitations with anxiety…)".

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