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Names for Bie Jia
Pharmaceutical: Carapax Amydae Sinensis
Botanical: Amida sinensis (Wiegmann), Trionyx sinensis (Weigmann) (Trionychidae)
Other names: Sheng Bie Jia
Description: Turtle Shell.

Nourishes Yin; Subdues Yang; Softens what is hard; Dissolves nodules; ...

Origin of bie jia
Hebei, Hunan, Anhui, Zhejiang.;

Preparation of bie jia
The animal is collected all the year round, but mostly in autumn and winter, killed, scalded by boiling water until the hard skin of the carapace can be peeled off, taken out. The drug is collected, removed from the remaining muscles, and dried in the sun. The drug is then processed with sand, or with vinegar.;

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