Sang Piao Xiao - Ootheca Mantidis

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Sang Piao Xiao
Ootheca Mantidis
 Introduction Back to Top
Ootheca Mantidis is the dried egg capsule of Tenodera sinensis Saussure, Statilia maculata (Thunberg) or Hierodula patellifera (Serville) (Fam. Mantidae), commonly known as "Tuanpiaoxiao", "Changpiaoxiao", and "Heipiaoxiao" respectively. The drug is collected from late autumn to next spring, removed from foreign matter, eggskilled by steam, and dried.

 Western medical Back to Top
sang piao xiao is indicated in the treatment of enuresis, spermatorrhea and shingles, etc..

 Eastern medical Back to Top
  • Pattern: Nourishes the Kidney, supports yang, fortifies Essence and reduces urine.
  • Properties: Sweet, salty, neutral. Non-toxic.
  • Channels entered: Liver, Kidney and Bladder.
 Chemical constituents Back to Top
The main ingredients of sang piao xiao are protein, fat, course fiber, Fe and Ca, etc..

 Pharmacological actions Back to Top


 Clinical Studies Back to Top
Children's enuresis

sang piao xiao, duan mu li, 12g each; jiu cai zi 6g; ku fan 3g were decocted to 50ml juice. Take the juice before sleep. 50 cases of children's enuresis were treated, 45 were cured and 5 ineffective.


sang piao xiao 10g; tu si zi, gou qi, bu gu zhi, 12g each; sheng long gu, sheng mu li, 25g each; with impotence, add dang gui, bai shao and zhi gan cao, 12g each; wu gong, 2 pieces.


sang piao xiao was baked with a slow fire to charred ones, and grounded into fine powder, which was mixed with sesame oil into paste and applied to affected areas of shingles, 3~5 days every day. 30 cases were cured and all were cured.

 References Back to Top

Except those noted, all references come from Weng Weiliang, et al., Clinical Chinese materia medica, Henan Science & Technology Press, 1998