Zhe Chong


Zhe Chong in TCM:

Explore the properties of Zhe Chong according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

English Name: eupolyphaga
Pharmacuetical Name: Eupolyphaga
Properties: slightly toxic, salty, cold

Temperature: cold

Channels: LV

Flavors: toxic, sweet, salty

Special Properties:
circulates blood

Actions / Indications:
  • Connects sinews; Joins bones (contusions, lacerations, torn tendons and ligaments, fractures, acute lumbar strain: internal or external use)
  • Breaks up and drives out blood stasis (fibroids, palpable abdominal masses, tumors; amenorrhea, postpartum abdominal pain, ectopic pregnancy)
  • (cc: pregnancy contraindicated)

    Special Notes:
  • According to one source Zhe Chong can be used to treat one sided tongue stiffness and swelling due to toxic heat from scarlet fever and erysipelas. Combine 6g Zhe Chong with 3g salt, gargle before swallowing.