Cryptotympana pustulata Fabricius Fam Cicadidae

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CHAN TUI

Cryptotympana Pustulata

Cryptotympana pustulata Fabricius (Fam. Cicadidae)

I. Dried slough

Cryptotympana pustulata Fabricius (Fam. Cicadidae)

I. Dried slough english name curculigo rhizome part used dried rhizome

Rhizoma Curculiginis is produced chiefly in the provinces of Sichuan, Yunnan, and Guizhou. It is collected in spring and autumn, dried in sunlight, sliced, and used unprepared.

flavor, property, and channel tropism

Pungent in flavor, warm in property, acts on the Kidney channel, mildly toxic.

functions

Warms the Kidney and reinforces the Kidney Yang, expels Wind, and removes Dampness.

clinical use and major combinations

For impotence, seminal emission, and premature ejaculation due to Kidney Yang Deficiency, weakness in the lower back and knees due to Kidney Deficiency, and arthralgia due to Cold and Dampness, it is used with Herba Epimedii (Yin YangHuo).

dosage and administration

3 —10 g, decocted in water for internal use, or macerated into wine, or used in pill or powder form.

precautions

1. Contraindicated in patients with Excess Fire due to Yin Deficiency.

2. Mildly toxic.

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