|Botanical Name:||Scolopendra subspinipes mutilams L. Koch|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Shennong Bencao Jing|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The centipede is caught in spring, and then it is boiled, dried and pounded into powder, or fixed to bamboo slats to dry.|
|Properties and Taste:||Pungent, warm and toxic|
|Functions:||To subdue endogenous wind and stop spasms
To dispel toxins
To clear collaterals and stop pain
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Acute and chronic convulsions or tetany manifested as spasms, convulsions of the limbs and ophisthotonos.
*Use with Scorpion (Quanxie), White-stiff silkworm (Baijiangcan) and Uncaria stem (Gouteng).
2. Stubborn headache and rheumatic pain.
*Use with Scorpion (Quanxie), Gastrodia tuber (Tianma), White-stiff silkworm (Baijiangcan) and Chuanxiong rhizome (Chuanxiong).
|Dosage:||1-3 g; 0.6-1 g for powder
|Cautions:||This substance is toxic and overdosing should be avoided. This substance is contraindicated during pregnancy.|