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Meng Chong

English Name: tabanus, gadfly, horsefly

Pharmaceutical Name: Tabanus

Medica Category: Blood-Invigorating and Stasis-Removing Herbs

Properties: Meng Chong enters the Liver channel; it is bitter in nature and cool in temperature. Considered slightly toxic.

What is Meng Chong?:

The Chinese Herb Meng Chong is gadflies/horseflies (Tabanus bivttatus Matsumura) that have been either boiled or steamed and sun-dried for use as medicine.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Therapeutic Actions of Meng Chong:

Meng Chong enters the Liver channel to break up severe blood stasis that can present clinically as amenorrhea, irregular menstruation, and/or postpartum bleeding (with palpable masses) as well as traumatic/sports injuries with bruising and pain.

–safety note:

Contraindicated during pregnancy and in the absence of significant blood stasis.

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