Chuan Shan Jia - Invigorate Blood and Resolve Masses
LV, ST (3-9g)


Chuan Shan Jia (Anteater Scales)

When the pregnant (cc: pregnancy) anteater wanted herbs to promote lactation she had to cross the road and brave the traffic jam despite her blocked menses. During the adventure she got clipped by a car which caused a little swelling and some pus discharge.

Although she survived, the wounds did develop into (cc: ulcerated sores) so she decided to be more careful in the future.

English Name: pangolin scales, anteater scales
Pharmacuetical Name: Squama Manis
Properties: salty, cool

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
promote lactation promotes lactation
traffic jam... blocked menses removes blood stasis; unblocks menses
bruises... discharge of pus reduces swelling; resolves discharge of pus


      Chuan Shan Jia Actions and Indications
  • Removes blood stasis; unblocks menses (blood stasis induced amenorrhea, abdominal masses, wind-damp bi)
  • Promotes lactation (insufficient lactation due to blood stasis)
  • Reduces swelling; resolves discharge of pus (abcess, boils before ulceration, toxic swellings of all kinds; phlegm nodules, scrofula; topical or internal use)
  • (cc: pregnancy)
  • (cc: ulcerated sores)
    Special Notes:
  • Generally unavailable, since anteaters are endangered.
  • Pharmacologically, Chuan Shan Jia is an immunostimulant, had anti-inflammatory properties, and prolonged bleeding time in mice.

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