Botanical Name: Agkistrodon
Category: Dispel Wind-Dampness
Taste: Sweet, Salty
Cautions & Contraindications:
- Use with caution in those with yin deficiency and dry blood, or wind from blood deficiency.
Actions & Indications:
- Powerfully unblocks the channels and extinguishes wind: for chronic wind-dampness with numbness and weakness of the limbs and cramping of the sinews. Generally used for stubborn cases.
- Dispels wind from the skin: for dermatosis, numbness of the skin, or any kind of rash.
- Dispels wind from the sinews and settles jitteriness and convulsions: for any kind of spasms, tremors, or seizures. Can be used for facial paralysis or hemiplegia due to wind-stroke.