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Ground Beetle (di bie chong)

Eupolyphaga seu Steleophaga

Properties: It is salty in flavour and cold in nature, acting on the liver channel. Being salty for softening and resolving hard mass, it acts on the liver channel, the blood division, with the function of relieving blood stasis and lumps. However, the potency of this drug is relatively slow and uniform. In addition it has the effect of promoting reunion of fractured bones and healing wound, thus, it is usually used to treat abdominal mass, amenorrhea due to blood stasis, postpartum tormina caused by ecchymoma and trauma of bones and muscles. But since it is potent medicine for removing blood stasis, it should not be used for patients with only mild blood stasis.

Effects: Removing blood stasis, and promoting reunion of fractured bones, muscles and ligament.


1. For treatment of amenorrhea, postpartum tormina due to blood stasis, it is usually used in combination with Radix et Rhizoma Rhei, Semen Persicae, Hirudo and other drugs with the effect of removing blood stasis and restoring menstrution, such as Dahuang Zhechong Wan, Xiayuxue Tang, etc. For treatment of abdominal mass, it can be used together with Rhizoma Sparganii, Rhizoma Zedoariae, Carapa Trionycis, Semen Persicae, and other herbs to soften and resolve hard mass, remove blood stasis and resolve abdominal mass.

2. For treatment of trauma, swelling and pain caused by rehymosis, waist sprain, injury of muscles and fracture of bone, and other syndromes, it is usually used together with Resina Olibani, Myrrha, Semen Persicae, Rhizoma Drynariae, and other drugs with the functions of removing blood stasis, relieving pain and promoting reunion of fractured bones and muscles.

Dosage and Administration: 3-10g.

Precautions: Contraindicated in pregnancy.

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