English Name: bat droppings
Pharmaceutical Name: Ecrementum Vespertilionis Murini
Medica Category: Blood-Invigorating and Stasis-Removing Herbs
Properties: Ye Ming Sha enters the Liver channel; it is acrid in nature and cold in temperature.
The Chinese Herb Ye Ming Sha is the dried excrement from the Asian parti-colored bat (Vesperlitis superans Thomas; syn. Vespertilio sinensis Peters). The droppings are wrapped in a cheesecloth and decocted for use as medicine.
Ye Ming Sha clears Liver heat and benefits the eyes and is used in cases of visual obstruction, night blindness, and cataracts to improve vision (only when blood stasis is present).
Ye Ming Sha is added to formulas with other qi and blood activating herbs to disperse bruises and resolve blood stasis.
Use with caution/under supervision during pregnancy.
Contraindicated for eye disorders without blood stasis as a component of the pattern diagnosis.