- 1 Nomenclature
- 2 Historical Use of Polistes japonicus
- 3 Background
- 4 Pharmaceutical Information
- 5 Evidence or the Use of Polistes japonicus in the Treatment of Epilepesy
- 6 Safety
Historical Use of Polistes japonicus
Polistes japonicus in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Name (pinyin): Fengfang
Chinese Name :
Common Name :Honeycomb
Specific Name : Nidus vespae
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.
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
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.
Synonymns for Polistes japonicus
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Evidence or the Use of Polistes japonicus in the Treatment of Epilepesy
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