Lumbricus ( 地龙 ) ...Chinese Herb...

Latin Plant Name

Lumbricus

Pinyin Mandarin Name

Di Long

Common English Name

Earthworm

Part Used

Whole

Nature

Cold

Taste

Salty

Meridians Entered

Liver, Spleen, Lung

Common Usages

Lumbricus is used in formulas to treat spasms, asthma, and high fever, to assist in recovery from strokes, and to drain water; also used to treat high blood pressure, arthritis pain and stiffness, and tics (TCM: wind symptoms).

Traditional Usages and Functions

Quells heat and stops spasms; expels wind and activates channels; promotes urination; stops wheezing.

Common Formulas Used In

Prunella and Scutellaria.

Processing Required

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Remarks

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Cautions in Use

Do not use during pregnancy. Use with caution where there are no true heat symptoms.



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