Ye Ming Sha - Bat Feces

TCM Materia Medica

Ye Ming Sha TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "ye ming sha" which in english is "bat feces", is categorized within the "herbs that drain fire" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the liver channels and exhibits acrid and cold (han) 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: 3-9g

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

  • Clears liver and improves vision - night blindness, cataracts.
  • Childhood nutritional impairment.

Ye Ming Sha has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Avoid during Pregnancy.

As noted above, ye ming sha is within the herbs that drain fire functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.

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