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Di Long

Earthworm | 地龍
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SKU E5910

Ingredient: Lumbricus (di long) (Pheretima asiatica).

Mandarin: 地龍
Pin-Yin: Di Long
English: Earthworm
Korean: 지룡
Romaji: Jiryu
Kanji: 地龍
Kampo: No

 

 

Pharmaceutical Name:

  • Pheretima

Sources:

  • Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica (Bensky et al.)

Properties:

  • Salty, cold

Channels Entered:

  • Bladder, liver, lung, spleen

Herb Actions:

  • Drains heat, extinguishes wind, aids in spasm relief
  • Promotes movement in channels and unblocks
  • Aids in wheezing relief, especially due to lung heat
  • Promotes urination

Contraindications:

  • Not recommended for those with weak spleen and stomach
  • Use with caution for those with heat from excess

Commonly Found In:

  • Cnidium & Chiang-Huo Combination, Astragalus & Peony Combination, Millettia & Tu-huo Formula

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