Bie Jia, Trionyx Sinensis, Turtle Shell, Carapax Trionycis
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Common Name: Chinese Softshell Turtle
Chinese Name: Bie Jia 鳖甲
Latin Name: Trionyx Sinensis
Other Name: Pelodiscus Sinensis, 上甲、团鱼壳
Origin: Anhui, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Zhejiang Province, China
Storage: Keep in cool, dry and no light place
More About This TCM (In English):
Salty, cold; liver and kidney meridians entered.
Nourish yin of liver and kidney, subdue yang, abate deficiency heat, soften hardness and dissipate nodulation.
A. Liver and kidney yin deficiency syndromes
It is indicated for yin deficiency with yang hyperactivity, yin deficiency with stirring wind, and yin deficiency with internal heat due to liver and kidney yin deficiency, because it can nourish yin of liver and kidney, calm liver and subdue yang, which is similar to Gui Jia.
B. Abdominal mass
It has the action of softening hardness and dissipating nodulation due to its salty taste.
Dosage and Administrations
Decoct 10~15 g. To raw material, be broken and decocted firstly. After stir-baked with gravel sand and dipped into vinegar, it is convenient to make pharmacological preparation because its effective ingredients are easy to be decocted out and get rid of smell of fish. Raw materials used for nourishing yin and subduing yang, stir-baked with vinegar for softening hardness and dissipating nodulation.
Read More Info. About It (In Chinese 中文介绍):
鳖甲，中药名。为鳖科动物鳖Trionyx sinensis Wiegmann 的背甲。全年均可捕捉,以秋、冬二季为多，捕捉后杀死，置沸水中烫至背甲上的硬皮能剥落时，取出，剥取背甲，除去残肉，晒干。分布于等地。具有滋阴潜阳，退热除蒸,软坚散结之功效。常用于阴虚发热，骨蒸劳热,阴虚阳亢,头晕目眩，虚风内动，经闭，癥瘕，久疟疟母。
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