Bie Jia

Bie Jia in TCM:

English Name: tortoise shell
Pharmaceutical Name: Carpax Trionycis
Properties: Carapax Trionycis
Explore the properties of Bie Jia according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

Temperature: cool
Channels: KD, LV
Flavors: salty
Tonifies: yin
Regulates: circulates blood, disperses wind, reduces swelling, clears deficent heat

    Alternate Forms:
  • sheng- to nourish yin and anchor yang
  • cu zhi- dissipates nodules

Actions / Indications:
  • Nourishes yin; anchors yang (LV and KD yin def. night sweats, steaming bone disorder, consumption; also internal LV wind)
  • Invigorates blood; dissipates nodules; promotes menstruation (chest and flank accumulations causing pain and amenorrhea; malarial disorders with palpable masses)
  • (cc: pregnancy)
  • (cc: cold due to SP def. w/reduced appetite and diarrhea)
  • (cooking: CRUSH and cook 30 minutes prior to adding other ingredients)