|San Leng - Invigorate Blood and Resolve
LV, SP (3-9g)
San Leng (The Sand-lings of Dune)
The Sandlings of Dune are said to be a cancer
to the land, but actually they help to dissolve accumulations
of food and spice in the sandy deserts of Dune. Although they occasionally
cause pain, traffic jams,
and run in circles, they can be controlled
and antagonized by saying "ya xiao!".
Nobody knows how the creatures get pregnant (cc: pregnancy)
although signs of excessive menstruation (cc: excessive
menstruation) can sometimes be found.
English Name: spaganium, common bur-reed rhizome
Pharmacuetical Name: Rhizoma Sparganii
Properties: bitter, neutral
Explanation of Key Words in this story...
||promotes urination; treats PUD
|dissolve accumulations of food
||dissipate accumulations of food
| traffic jams... run in circles... pain
||breaks up blood stasis; promotes qi movement;
San Leng Actions and Indications
- Breaks up blood stasis; pomotes qi movement; relieves pain
(amenorrhea, abdominal pain and masses, epigastric masses and pain,
gynecological disorders due to blood stasis)
- Dissipate accumulations of food (severe food stagnation;
pain, distension, fullness)
- Treats Cancer (modern use to treat liver, stomach,
cervical, and breast cancers)
- (cc: pregnancy)
- (cc: excessive menses)
- note: antagonistic with ya xiao
- When using San Leng recall that "it takes qi to move blood, and it
takes blood to move qi". San Leng is stronger to break up blood stasis
while E Zhu is stronger for moving qi stagnation.
They are often used together.
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