Chuan Shan Jia
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Chuan Shan Jia in TCM:


Factoids:
English Name: pangolin scales, anteater scales
Pharmacuetical Name: Squama Manis
Properties: salty, cool
Explore the properties of Chuan Shan Jia according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):


Temperature: cool
Channels: ST, LV
Flavors: salty
Regulates: circulates blood, clears damp, disperses wind, reduces swelling, promotes lactation, alleviates bi syndrome

Actions / Indications:
  • Removes blood stasis; unblocks menses (blood stasis induced amenorrhea, abdominal masses, wind-damp bi)
  • Promotes lactation (insufficient lactation due to blood stasis)
  • Reduces swelling; resolves discharge of pus (abcess, boils before ulceration, toxic swellings of all kinds; phlegm nodules, scrofula; topical or internal use)
  • (cc: pregnancy)
  • (cc: ulcerated sores)

    Special Notes:
  • Generally unavailable, since anteaters are endangered.
  • Pharmacologically, Chuan Shan Jia is an immunostimulant, had anti-inflammatory properties, and prolonged bleeding time in mice.