The TCM herb "wu ling zhi" which in english is "flying squirrel feces", is categorized within the "herbs that invigorate blood" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the liver and spleen channels and exhibits bitter (ku), 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:
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
Wu Ling Zhi has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).
While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, wu ling zhi is generally included in the following 2 formulas:
For blood stasis below the diaphgram - abdominal masses, liver and spleen masses/swelling, colitis. A range of liver disorders are possibly applicable - cirrhosis, hepatic hemangioma, hepatitis, jau…
As noted above, wu ling zhi is within the herbs that invigorate blood functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
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