The scales of Manis pentaaactyAz L, family Mandae. Fried with sand to
yellow and expanded by soaking in the water, named as prepared pangolin
Appearing as triangular pieces, fan-shaped or rhombic, thick in the middle,
thin at the edges; 3-5 cm long and broad. Dorsal surface brown with radial
growth lines: ventral surface pale, with a rhombic line in the middle,
and longitudinal wrinkles at the posterior end. Salty in taste, cold in
nature, and attributive to liver and stomach channels.
1. Promote blood circulation to remove blood stasis, disperse lumps, relieve
carbuncle,drain pus, and open channels: For blood-stasis syndrome with
amenia, dysmenorrhea, abdominal mass, subcutaneous nodule, scrofula, the
early stage of the carbuncle, or unruptured abscess, or chmnic rheumatism
with pain, spasm and stiffness of extremities.
2. Lactogenesis: For galactostasis, usually used with Semen Vaccariae
Raising the level of white blood cells.
Powder: 1.0-1.5g bid or tid.
Should be prepared before use. Contraindicated for pregnant women and