Lei Wan – Omphalia sclerotium / Polyporus mylittae / “Thunder Ball”

Nature: bitter, cold, slightly toxic

Enters: Large Intestine, Stomach

Actions: Kills parasites (primarily tapeworms, but also hookworms, roundworms).


• For tapeworms, the herb can be taken alone, at a dose of 12-18g powder, 3 times daily with water, after meals.
• The herb must be crushed.
• The herb is less effective when cooked, and is therefore usually taken in pills and powders.
Heiner Freuhauf: A Sha Chong (kill worms or parasites) herb, important in Gu Zheng (Gu parasites) formulas.

Dose: 6-9 grams (or 12-18g taken alone as powder)

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