Sangpiaoxiao

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Astringent
06-A-03

Shanzhuyu / Wuweizi / Sangpiaoxiao

Mantis
Ootheca Mantidis/ Sangpiaoxiao


CHINESE  : SANGPIAOXIAO
LATIN : Ootheca Mantidis
ENGLISH : Praying mantis egg case
TRIVIAL : Mantis

CATEGORY : Astringent
Properties : Sweet, salty. Neutral
Channels : Ki, Li


ACTIONS
Tonifies Ki, assists Yang, retains essence, restrains urine.
Astringes Ki; leakages, urinary disturbances, sexual disharmonies. Holds the water like a sponge.
Important for children with enuresis. Not warming.


INDICATIONS
Dribbling urine, frequent urination, dreaming at night with nocturnal emissions.


CONTRA-INDICATIONS
Yin xu with Heat signs, Damp-Heat in Bl.


TEXTUAL LINKED BY
H Dianthus Superbus / H Dianthus Chinensis/Qumai

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