Wu Gong 蜈蚣, Dried Centipedes, Scolopendra Subspinipes
Buy Wu Gong 蜈蚣, Dried Centipedes, Scolopendra Subspinipes Online Direct From China. Some reports that some cancer patients had ever tried to swallow live centipedes to fight this disease and it turned out that their life span and quality of life had been improved. Any Question Just Feel Free To Conatct Us>>
- Product Name: Dried Centipedes (10cm Length)
- Latin Name: Scolopendra Subspinipes
- Common Name: Centipedes
- Chinese Name: wu gong 蜈蚣
- Origin: Hu Bei Province,China
- Package: Bag
- Storage: Keep in cool, dry and no light place
Read More Info. About It (In English):
Centipedes, also known as Wu Gong in Pinyin, are an important animal Chinese herb with thousands of years of medicinal history. However, the facts about centipedes aren’t always that interesting. Being the leading one in the notorious “Five Deadly Venoms”, along with snakes, scorpions, gecko, and toads, it can secrete large amounts of venom and then poison the prey by injecting them under the skin. Nevertheless, it is the centipede venom that is frequently used as a secret weapon in Chinese herbal remedies to treat incurable disease. Such practice is often referred to as “fighting deadly diseases with deadly poison.” It makes sense too from the point of view of West Medicine since the modern pharmacological research confirmed that its medicinal ingredient is exactly its toxic ingredient, histamine-like substances and hemolytic protein. No wonder these days centipede is widely used for the treatment of tuberculous pleuritis, tuberculosis, bone tuberculosis, mammary (breast) tuberculosis, cervical lymphatic tuberculosis, esophageal cancer, breast cancer, skin cancer, lung cancer, uterine cancer, lip cancer, etc.
What is centipede?
Medicinally it mainly refers to the dried body of Scolopendra subspinipes mutilans L. Koch or Scolopendra multidens Newport, a species in the family Scolopendridae. In China it is primarily produced in Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Hubei, Hunan, Henan, and Shaanxi. The medicinal centipedes are typically captured in spring and summer, inserted with a bamboo chip from head to tail, kept the body straight, and dried.
Centipede has a pair of limbs with stings on the lower part of the head. At the end of the stings there is a venomous sting opening, which can discharge venom to poison small animals or resist foreign invasion. During the day it hides in the shadows and hunts at night. It feeds on earthworms, insects and other animals. The medicinal centipede is only with 21 pairs of ambulatory leg and 1 pair of maxillipede. Common house centipedes like scutigera coleoptrata is its close relatives that have 15 pairs of walking legs and 1 pair of jaws foot; stone centipedes (Lithobius) have 15 pairs of walking legs too. But other some species are with much shorter ambulatory legs, for example, 35 pairs, 45 pairs, or even 191 pairs.
It contains 2 toxic ingredients that resemble bee venom – histamine-like substances and hemolytic protein. It still contains fatty oils, cholesterol, formic acid and the like. And other ingredients isolated include δ-hydroxylysine and amino acids like histidine, arginine, ornithine, lysine, glycine, alanine, valine, leucine, phenylpropyl leucine, serine, taurine, and glutamic acid. Besides, it contains carbohydrate, protein and trace elements like iron, zinc, manganese, calcium, and magnesium.
Medical facts about centipedes
There have been some reports that some cancer patients had ever tried to swallow live centipedes to fight this disease and it turned out that their life span and quality of life had been improved. This fact gives a glimmer of hope to a lot of cancer patients. No doubt centipedes have anti-cancer effect but swallowing live centipedes is quite dangerous since its venom is still strong enough to kill a person even though their head and feet have been removed beforehand. Following the formal medical approaches is highly recommended. As you may know, the centipede used in Chinese medicine has to go through some special processing steps before the application.
Else, for different cancer patients centipedes require to combine with different herbs to bring the best out of them, e.g., treating breast cancer needs to combine some herbs that reduce swelling, remove blood stasis and nourish liver; treating leukemia still needs herbs with healing properties of tonifying spleen and enriching blood; treating lung cancer needs herbs that can nourish Yin and tonify lung too.
So far, centipede has achieved a certain effect in the treatment of a variety of cancers, such as esophageal cancer, breast cancer, skin cancer, nasopharyngeal cancer, colon cancer, cervical cancer, liver cancer, and so on. However, this is a comprehensive process. And if necessary, using it as an auxiliary mean to surgery and chemotherapy is also a good idea.
Modern pharmacological actions of centipedes
1) Its water extract has obvious antagonism to strychnine-induced convulsions;
2) Its water extract has different degrees of inhibition on mycobacterium tuberculosis and a variety of skin fungi;
3) Its decoction can improve microcirculation, prolong clotting time, and reduce blood viscosity in mice. In addition, it has a significant analgesic, anti-inflammatory effects.
Read More Info. About It (In Chinese 中文介绍):
蜈蚣概述(息风镇痉 功毒散结 通络止痛)
Individual results may vary. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The statements on this website and all affiliates have not been evaluated by the FDA. Advice on treatment or care of an individual patient should be obtained through consultation with a trained health care practitioner.
Find More About Our TCM Herbs Now >>