Parapolybia varia

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Historical Use of Parapolybia varia

Parapolybia varia in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Chinese Name (pinyin): Fengfang

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Common Name  :Honeycomb

Specific Name  : Nidus vespae

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Collection  : The drug is collected in autumn and winter, dried in the sun or steam brieflly, removed from dead wasps and pupae and dried in the sun.

Description  : In disc-shaped or irregular flattened pieces, some nearly lotus receptacle-shaped, varying in size. The surface greyish white or greyish brown. Ventral side with numerous regular hexagonal openings of cells, the openings 3 - 4mm or 6 - 8mm in diameter, dorsal side with 1 or several black short stalks. Light texture tenacious, slightly elastic, odour slight and taste pungent and weak.. The honeycomb of fragile or hard texture should not be use for medicine.

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Processing  : Eliminate foreign matter, cut into pieces.

Action  : To dispel wind, to counteract toxicity, to kill parasites, and to relieve itching.

Indication  : toothache due to caries; sores; ulcers; mastitis; scrofula; ringworm, tinea unguium

Precautions  :

Dosage  : 3 to 5 g, to be decocted or scorched; for external use, appropriate quantity to be ground into powder and applied topically after mixing with oil or to be made into decoction for gargling and washing.

Storage  : Preserve in a ventilated dry place, protected from pressure and moth.

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