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Bie Jia (Trionyx sinensis)

  • Botanical name: Trionyx sinensis
  • Common name: Chinese soft-shelled turtle
  • Family: Trionychidae
  • Part used in Chinese medicine: carpax
  • Major Chinese medicine actions:
  • Nourishes yin, subdues yang, clears heat from deficiency,
    softens hardness, invigorates blood
Bie Jia

Photo Credits: (top to bottom)
Photo 1: Trionyx sinensis; 05/2003; author Clunio; permmission under GFDL