Mantis Egg Case

Source The dried egg capsule of Tenodera sinesis Saussure, Statilia maculate.

Producing Areas Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Shandong, etc.

Properties Sweet, Salty, Neutra.

Channels Liver, Kidne.


  • Invigorates the kidney
  • Supplements the yang of the kidney
  • Preserves kidney essence
    For weakness of kidney-energy manifested as frequent micturition.
  • Reduces the frequency of urination
    For infantile enuresis.
  • Treats impotence and premature ejaculation attributed to deficiency of yang in the kidney
  • Treats nocturnal emission and leukorrhagia

Usage and Dosage
For brewing, 3–10 g is used.
6–10 g is used in decoction for oral use.

Not used in cases of fever due to yin-deficiency, heat in the urinary bladder and frequent urination.

Keep in a dry and well-ventilated place.
Protect from moths.

Description of Quality Herb
The good one is integrated, yellow in colour, light and tough, without impurities.