Pharmaceutical Latin: Zaocys
Common English: Black-Striped Snake
Black Grass-Snake
Herbs that Dispel Wind-Dampness
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Powder: 3g
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Strongly unblocks the channels and extinguishes Wind

Chronic Wind-Damp Bi with numbness and weakness of the limbs and cramps of the sinews (generally used for stubborn cases)

Dispels Wind from the skin

Tinea, dermatosis, skin numbness, rashes

Dispels Wind from the sinews, strengthens tendons and bones and settles jitteriness and convulsions

Spasms, tremors, or seizures

Wind-Stroke with facial paralysis and hemiplegia

  • Use caution for those with Yin Deficiency with Heat signs.
  • Use caution during pregnancy.
  • Use caution with Blood Deficiency or Wind from Blood Deficiency.
  • Do not store in a metal container.

Periostracum Cicadae
Chan Tui
Hb. Schizonepetae
Jing Jie
Rx. Paeoniae Rubra
Chi Shao

Rz. seu Rx. Notopterygii
Qiang Huo
Rx. Gentianae
Qin Jiao

Bai Hua She


Chronic Wind-Rash with Wind-Heat lingering in the skin.

Chronic eczema.

Wind-Cold with migratory joint pain.

Convulsions associated with tetanus.

Di Long

Wu Gong
Quan Xie


Bi syndrome.



  1. This herb is similar to but not as strong as Agkistrodon/Bungarus Bai Hua She.
  2. This herb consists of the dried internal organs of the Black-Striped snake.
  3. This herb is used primarily for rheumatism and pruritis.
  4. It is used in patent medicines for parasitic skin disorders and pruritis.
  5. This herb treats itchy urticaria due to Wind, scabies, loss of feeling in the skin, stubborn Bi and all Wind disorders.
  6. Both Wu Shao She and Agkistrodon/Bungarus Bai Hua She dispel Wind, unblock the collaterals, settle jitteriness, and stop convulsions and are often used together to treat Wind-Damp Bi, itchy skin and convulsions. Wu Shao She is not toxic and its effects are somewhat milder and more harmonious. It governs Wind in the Kidneys while Bai Hua She governs wind in the Lungs.
  7. Wine-prepared Zaocys Jiu Zhi Wu Shao She has a stronger ability to dispel wind and unblock the collaterals. It is used to treat pain due to Wind-Damp Bi, numbness, hemiplegia, childhood convulsions and stubborn rashes.