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Centipede/ Scolopendra/ Wu gong


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Centipede/ Scolopendra/ Wu gong

Wogong is the dried body of scolopendra subspinipes mutilans L.Koch, pertaining to scolopendridae. It is collected it in spring and summer. By inserting bamboo strip into its head and tail, it is straight tightened, and then dried.
[Medicinal Properties]
Pungent in flavour, warm in nature, it acts on liver channel, has the effects of checking endogenous wind to relieve convulsion and clearing obstruction in the channels to relieve pain. The effect are similar to that of scorpion but stronger, so it is indicated in syndromes of acute chronic infantile convulsion and headache, and also for scrofula and furuncles and carbuncles to resolve the masses.
[Medicinal Efficacies]
Extinguish wind, relieve spasms; relieve toxicity, dissipate nodulations; unblock collaterals, and stop pain.
[Today Application]
1. Liver cancer
2. Leukemia
3. Other types of malignant tumors
[Actions and Indications]
It is used for epilepsy, spasm, scrofula, sores, arthritis, hemorrhoid with pain, snake poison, scalding, leukemia, stroke.
[Clinical Applications]
1. Spasms and convulsions: Wugong is the most essential medicinal to extinguish wind. It treats spasms ans convulsions due to various causes. Wogong and Quanxie are used together to create mutual reinforcement; for example in Zhijing Power. It treats infantile clenched mouth, spasms of hands and feet, in combination with Quanxie and Gouteng. For infantile acute convulsions, it is in combination with Dansha and Qingfen. It treats tetanus in combination with Tiannanxing and Fangfeng.
2. Sores, ulcers, swelling, toxin, scrofula, bites by poisonous snakes: It is is indicated for abscesses, swelling and toxin, in combination with Xionghuang and Zhudanzhi, for external application, such as in Buer Powder. For scrofula and ulceration, it is in combination with tea, ground into fine powder for external application. It treats bites by poisonous snake, in combination with Huanglian and Dahuang.
3. Chronic arthralgia: It treats arthralgia, manifesting as severe wandering pain, in combination with Quanxie and Fangfeng.
4. Refractory headache: It treats refractory headache and migraine, in combination with Tianma and Chuanxiong.
[Usage and Dosage]
Raw herb 3-5g/time. It is ground into powder for oral administration, 0.6-1g. Also it is used externally.
[Toxicity and Cautions]
Over dosage can cause nausea, vomiting, abdomen pain with diarrhea, lack of energy, sclera icteric, lack of consciousness, slow heart rate, and shock. Large dosage can cause cardic paralysis, respiratory paralysis and death.
Treatment method can include treating the symptoms. Bites by Centiped can be treatment with suction cup to suck out the toxin and apply 3% ammonia solution or 5% sodium hydrocarbonate solution.
It is contraindicated in pregnancy and lactation women.

For the convenience of customers, we offer Centiped (Wugong) as the quick-dissolving granule made through modern technology.
Every sachet (0.4g) is equivalent to raw herb 2 grams.
The dosage is for adults, one sachet each time, one time per day. Recommend 30 sachets for one treatment period (30 days). Please put the granule into a cup, then put 50-100ml boiling water into the cup and stir it with spoon. You will get some herb tea, drink it when it is luke-warm. For children, the dosage should be reduced according to the weight.
[Medicinal Comparison]
Both Wugong and Quanxie can extinguish wind, relieve convulsions, relieve toxicity, dissipate nodulation, unblock collaterals and stop pain, so they are used together to creat mutual reinforcement.

Differences: Quanxie is neutral, and is not as strong as Wugong in extinguishing wind, relieving convulsions, relieving toxicity and dissipating nodulations. Wugong is strong and dry, and tends to move and unblock,, so it is good at extinguishing wind and reliving spasms. Also it can attack toxin to cure abscesses, and is good at curing arthralgia to stop pain.
If you do not know the herb property and function well, please consult our doctors online freely before ordering or fill the patient form: then we can give you proper advice in 24 hours.
Centiped, Centipede, Scolopendra, Scolopendra subspinipes, Scolopendra subspinipes Leach, Wu gong

This product was added to our catalog on Monday 11 June, 2012.

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