Source Whitmania pigra Whitman, Hirude nipponica Whitman or the dried body of W.acranulata Whitman
Producing Areas Can be found almost everywhere
Properties Salty, Bitter, Neutral and Slightly toxic
- Removes blood stasis and reduces fixed masses
Effective in removing blood stagnation associated with amenorrhea, fixed abdominal masses, traumatic injury.
Usage and Dosage
1.5–3 g is used in decoction for oral use, or 0.3–0.5 g of powder in pills. Place the leech on the surface to remove blood stasis.
Keep in a dry and well-ventilated place.
Protect from moths.
Contraindicated for pregnant women and in cases of heavy menstruation.
Description of Quality Herb
Small size, even strips, dark brown and no impurities.