(Lu Chuan Ben Cao)
[synonyms] tree lizard and scorpion (zoology Dictionary), fence tube horse, noon meeting (Luchuan materia medica), Leigong snake (Guangxi Traditional Chinese medicine records).
[source] it is the eviscerated whole body of the horse bristled snake, an Iguanidae.
[animal morphology] horsemane snake
The length of the tail is longer than that of the body. Head apex pointed, triangular; snout obtuse. The neck is thin. All of them are brown, with dark brown bag like markings on the back, limbs and tail, and grayish yellow on the abdomen. The scales of the whole body are ribbed, and the ridge scales from the neck to the front of the trunk account for 1 / 3 of the body's length form a sharp protuberance, which is like a horse's mane, especially in the neck, and there are a few protuberances on both sides of the back of the ear. There are 5 fingers in the forelimb and 5 toes in the hind. The toes are longer than the fingers, and there are hook claws at the ends of the fingers and toes. The tail is flagellate and the end is slender.
They usually live on small branches or grass. They are especially active at noon and often wait for the trunk to prey on insects. It is distributed in Guangxi.
[collection] capture in summer. A small rope is used to form a looper, which is tied to the top of the bamboo pole. It is often shaken close to its head to lure it. When its head is drilled into the looper, it can be quickly tightened and captured. After catching, remove viscera by laparotomy, wipe and dry, or soak in good wine. The soaked wine is greenish green. It should be put in a porcelain dish to avoid sunlight. Otherwise, the color will be light and the quality will be affected.
[nature and taste] Lu Chuan Ben Cao: "sweet, warm. "
[function indications] Lu Chuan Ben Cao: "nourish and strengthen, dispel wind and dampness. Treatment of rheumatism, bone pain, infantile malnutrition. "
[usage and dosage] soak in wine or steam with lean meat.
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