Undigested Soil From Earthworm As Medicine – Ben Cao Medical Book

Definition: Undigested soil should be collected from earthworm’s body in order to be used as medicinal materials, it is also known as the Earthworm Soil (Chinese: 蚯蚓泥).

Odour & Nature: Bitter, sour, cold in nature, non-toxic,

Indications & Formulas:

The powder of undigested soil from earthworm can be applied externally to treat a boil (furuncle) in the ear canal and centipede bites.

A mixture of powder of undigested soil from earthworm and salt can be applied externally to treat snake bites and dog bites.

A mixture of undigested soil from earthworm and water can be used to treat erysipelas (an acute streptococcal infectious disease of the skin, characterized by fever, headache, vomiting, and purplish raised lesions, esp on the face, also called Saint Anthony’s fire).

A mixture of undigested soil from earthworm, flour and water is to be made into pills for oral taking to treat a mild cold or a high fever.

A mixture of undigested soil from earthworm, mirabilite and water is to be made into ointment for external application to heal pain or difficulty with urination.

Undigested soil from earthworm is to be made into powder for oral taking to treat vomiting in children and babies.

Undigested soil from earthworm mixed with mint juice can be applied externally to treat scrotal swelling in children.

A mixture of undigested soil from earthworm and vinegar can be used externally to treat breast Infections and plugged ducts (mastitis).

A mixture of undigested soil from earthworm and cedar leaves juice can be used externally to treat mumps (Mumps is a contagious viral infection that can cause painful swelling of the salivary glands, especially the parotid glands between the ear and the jaw).

A mixture of undigested soil from earthworm and water is to be heated and made into powder. The soil powder mixed with lard oil can be applied externally to treat gingival recession (or gum recession, which happens when gum tissue is recessed and lowers its position on the tooth, exposing the roots of the teeth).

Water solution of undigested soil from earthworm can be used for oral taking to treat a knife wound.

The Ben Cao Medical Book (also known as Compendium of Materia Medica or Ben Cao Gang Mu; Chinese: 本草纲目) is the most famous and comprehensive medical book ever written in the history of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Compiled and written by Li Shi-zhen (1518~1593), a medical expert of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) over 27 years.

The Ben Cao Medical Book records and describes all the plants, animals, minerals, and other objects that were believed to have medicinal properties in TCM. The book reflects the pharmaceutical achievements and developments of East Asia before the 16th century. On the basis of his predecessors’ achievements in the pharmacological studies, Li contributed further by supplementing and rectifying many past mistakes and misconception in relate to nature of many medicinal substances and causes of various illnesses. Charles Darwin, originator of the biological theory of evolution, regards the book as the “ancient Chinese encyclopedia”.

Disclaimer: The Ben Cao Medical Book is translated by ChinaAbout.net. The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. It is intended as a sharing of CTM knowledge and information from the research and experience from the author Li Shi-zhen. Kindly be alert that the CTM knowledge and ancient formulas given above are likely NOT medically proven and may contain misconceptions.

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