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Wu Shao She

English Name: zaocys, black snake

Pharmaceutical Name: Zaocys

Medica Category: Wind Damp Dispelling Herbs – Channel and Collateral Opening Herbs

Properties: Wu Shao She enters the Spleen and Liver channels; it is sweet and salty in nature and neutral in temperature.

What is Wu Shao She?:

The Chinese Herb Wu Shao She is the entire dried body (minus the head and viscera) of a Southeast Asian black snake (Zaocys dhumnades (Cantor)).

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Therapeutic Actions of Wu Shao She:

Wu Shao She dispels wind, opens the channels and collaterals, and stops convulsions. It treat bi zheng (painful obstruction syndrome) and is used clinically to treat post-stroke complications such as numbness, paralysis, and hemiplegia.

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