Lumbricus ( 地龙 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Latin Plant Name
Pinyin Mandarin Name
Common English Name
Liver, Spleen, Lung
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.
Cautions in Use
Do not use during pregnancy. Use with caution where there are no true heat symptoms.