Bungarus Parvus (Bai Hua She) – Alleviates Itching and Skin Infections

Scientific name:
Bungarus multicinctus multicinctus Blyth.

Family:
Elapidae

Parts used:
Whole body (viscera discarded)

Actions:
Analgesic
Lowers blood pressure
Sedative

TCM effects:
Dredges the channels/meridians
Expels wind and alleviates itching
Relieves convulsive seizures
Relieves muscular spasms
Remove toxic materials

Uses:
Apoplexy
Arthritis
Convulsion after apoplexy
Infantile convulsion
Itching induced by scabies, tinea infections, and urticaria
Leprosy
Muscular spasms
Numbness of extremities
Scrofula
Severe skin infections
Tetanus
Wandering arthralgia

Dosages:
Decoction 3-10 g
Powder 1.0-1.5 g

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