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Introduction To Pongolin Scales (chuan shan jia)









Pongolin Scales (chuan shan jia)

Squama Manitis

Properties: It is salty in flavour, slightly cold in nature. It acts on stomach and liver channels with character of moving and penetrating. It is good at dispersing and promoting Qi circulation. Being salty for softening and resolving hard mass, it can promote blood circulation, relieve blood stasis. clear channels and resolve mass in the abdomen. It is usually used to treat amenorrhea due to blood stasis and  abdominal mass. In addition it can clear the mammary ducts to promote lactation and is used to treat postpartum agalactosis. Owing to its property of moving and penetrating, dispersing, and promoting the circulation of Qi, it can be used to treat swelling and pain due to carbuncle with the effect of subduing swelling and draining pus.

Effects: Invigorating channels and collaterals to promote lactation, subduing swelling and draining pus.


1. For treatment of amenorrhea due to blood stasis, abdominal mass, it is usually used in combination with Radix Angelicae Sinensis, Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong, Rhizoma Sparganii, Rhizoma Zedoariae, and other herbs with the effects of promoting blood flow to regulate menstruation, or relieving blood stasis and lumps; For treatment of stagnation of Qi in the mammary channel after delivery, swelling and fullness of breast, agalactosis, it is always used together with Semen Vaccariae, Caulis Clematidis Armandii, Fructus Liquidambaris, Radix Bupleuri, and other herbs to promote blood circulation by regulating the flow of Qi, to clear and activate the collaterals and to induce and promote lactation; In case of deficiency of both Qi and blood, hypogalactia, it should be used together with Radix Astragali seu Hedysari, Radix Angelicae Sinensis, Semen Vaccariae, and other herbs with the effects of invigorating Qi and nourishing the blood.

2. For treatment of skin ulcers and carbuncles in the early stage or mature pustules without draining of pus, it is usually used in combination with Flos Lonicerae, Radix Trichosanthis, Resina Olibani, Myrrha, Spina Gleditsiae, and other herbs with the effects of promoting blood flow, subduing swelling, clearing toxins and promoting pus discharge; For treatment of toxic scrofula and suppurative infection on body surface, it is used together with Concha Ostreae, Spica Prunellae, Carapax Trionycis, and other drugs with the effects of softening and resolving hard mass.

Besides, it is used to treat numbness and pain due to wind-dampness, spasm of limbs.

Dosage and Administration: 5-10g decocted in water for an oral dose. 1-1.5g ground into powder for swallowing.

Precautions: Contraindicated in pregnancy pustules or carbuncles with pus discharge.





For the convenience of customers, we offer the Pongolin Scales (chuan shan jia) as the quick-dissolving granule made through modern technology.




Every sachet is equivalent to raw herb 3 grams.


The dosage is for adults, one sachet each time, twice a day. Please put the granule into a cup, then put 50-100ml boiling water into the cup and stir it with spoon. You will get some tea, drink it when it is luke-warm. For children, the dosage should be reduced according to the weight.


Air ship 50 sachets of Pongolin Scales (chuan shan jia) in the form of quick-dissolving granule for your personal use now at $480.00.


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