Botanical Name: Agkistrodon

Category: Dispel Wind-Dampness

Taste: Sweet, Salty

Temperature: Warm

Channels: Liver

Dosage: 3-9g

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.