Wu Ling Zhi


Wu Ling Zhi in TCM:

Explore the properties of Wu Ling Zhi according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):


English Name: pteropus feces, trogopterus dung
Pharmacuetical Name: Excrementum Trogopteri seu Pteromi
Properties: bitter, sweet, warm

Temperature: warm

Channels: SP, LV

Flavors: sweet, bitter

Special Properties:
circulates blood, stops bleeding

Actions / Indications:
  • Invigorates blood, alleviates pain (dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, pain due to blood stasis, pospartum abdominal pain; epigastric, abdominal and chest pain; topical use for fractures, poisonous insect bites)
  • Dispels blood stasis; stops bleeding (profuse uterine bleeding, lochioschesis due to blood stasis; blood in stool)
  • (cc: pregnancy)
  • (cc: weak SP or ST qi def)
  • (cooking: decoct in cheesecloth)

    Special Notes:
  • Antagonistic to ren shen
  • Patients with infertility were treated with modified Shi Xiao San with good results.
  • Ling Zhi is an alternate name for Wu Ling Zhi but is also the pinyin for another herb - Reishi Mushroom - named Ling Zhi.