Wa Leng Zi - Transform Phlegm Heat
LV, SP, LU (9-15g)


Wa Leng Zi - Whaleling Zzzzzz....

When the whaleling accidentally fell asleep it was suddenly CRUSHED into the hot swamps near the coast and got stuck on some stumps and nodules in the painful acidic water. After swimming in bloody circles for a while it finally escaped.

She survived but later developed a nasty (cc: cough due to deficient cold)

English Name: ark shell
Pharmacuetical Name: Concha Arcae
Properties: salty, neutral

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
CRUSHED cook: crush before decocting
swamps... nodules dissolves phlegm; dissipates nodules
painful acidic absorbs acid... relieves pain
swimming in bloody circles invigorates blood


      Wa Leng Zi Actions and Indications
  • Dissolves phlegm; disperses nodules (immobile masses of accumulated phlegm, nodules, goiter, scrofula, chronic cough and phlegm)
  • Invigorates blood (menstrual pain, immobile or mobile abdominal masses of blood stasis; modern use for hypertrophy of SP and LV, tumor in digestive tract)
  • Absorbs acid; relieves pain (chronic gastric pain; gastric and duodenal ulcers; blood stasis pain with vomiting and acid regurgitation)
  • (cc: cough due to deficient cold)
  • (cooking: CRUSH and cook first, for 20 minutes)
    Alternate Forms:
  • Sheng - for blood stasis and to dissolve nodules
  • Duan - for acid absorption
    Special Notes:
  • For peptic ulcer Wa Leng Zi was combined with Gan Cao (5:1 ratio) and patients were given 10g of powder three times daily before meals. The overall rate of effectiveness was 89.12% to treat peptic ulcer, with 59 of 124 patients experiencing complete recovery.
  • For chronic cough and phlegm combine this herb with Bei Mu, Zi Wan, Kuan Dong Hua, and Fu Hai Shi.

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