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Names for Shui Zhi
Pharmaceutical: Hirudo seu Whitmaniae
Botanical: Whitmania pigra (Whitman), Hirudo nipponica (Whitman), Whitmania acranulata (Whitman) (Hirudidae)
Other names:
Description: Leech.

Breaks up the Blood; Eliminates Blood accumulation; ...

Origin of shui zhi

Preparation of shui zhi
The drug is collected in summer and autumn, scalded to death with boiling water, dried in the sun or at a low temperature. Before use, the drug is stir-fried until brown in color, and ground into powder.;

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