Mantis Egg Case (Sangpiaoxiao)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Ootheca Mantidis|
|Botanical Name:||Tenodera sinensis Saussure
Statilia maculata (Thunb.)
Hierodula patellifera (Serville)
|Common Name:||Mantis Egg Case|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Shennong Bencao Jing|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The egg case is collected in late autumn or spring, and then boiled or steamed and dried in the sun.|
|Properties and Taste:||Sweet, salty and neutral|
|Meridian:||Liver and kidney|
|Functions:||To tonify the kidneys and strengthen yang
To control essence and decrease urination
|Indications and Combinations:||Deficient yang of the kidneys manifested as seminal emissions, nocturnal enuresis or leukorrhea.
*Use with Dragon’s bone (Longgu), Oyster shell (Muli), Dadder seed (Tusizi) and Psoralea fruit (Buguzhi).
|Cautions:||This substance is contraindicated in cases with deficient yin with excessive fire, or heat in the urinary bladder with frequent urine.|