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What Are the Medical Uses of Di Long?

By C. Daw
Updated May 17, 2024
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Di Long is a traditional Chinese herbal treatment method that has been passed down through the decades, and it is used for the treatment of various diseases, ranging from the common fever to convulsions, and even for rheumatoid arthritis, as well as increasing the internal health of the blood and organs. It is prepared from the inside of earth worms and insects. The worm’s abdomen is immediately cut down after their capture and the extraneous matter is removed. It is then thoroughly washed and placed under the sun for a long period time to allow it to dry out completely. Thus, Di Long is manufactured and then it is packed and marketed for public use as an herbal supplement.

It is commonly known by various other names, such as its pharmaceutical name of Lumbricus and other botanical names that include Guang Di long, Tu Di Long and trapezoid, just to name a few. Di Long is commonly used for medical problems associated with the body's internal cleaning system, efficient blood circulation, and it eliminates the extra heat from within the body. It is also thought to be good for the liver and lungs.

Studies on people that have used Di Long have shown positive results for numerous different medical conditions. Basic fevers can be lowered without having to use manufactured medications and drugs, as well as aiding in alleviating various other complications that are generally associated with a common cold or flu. Convulsions may also be kept under control by using Di Long, and the pain and discomfort from rheumatoid arthritis can be reduced to a level of being tolerable. Since this is an herbal pill, it contains ingredients that will specifically help these conditions without having to use over the counter, or prescription medications, which can have dangerous side effects.

The use of earth worms should be undertaken with great care because it could present some medical problems for specific people, such as causing allergic reactions or triggering severe vomiting due to its flavor and texture. In some cases it can even cause constant nausea. The recommended use of Di Long is to ingest it with citrus fruits, and it is prohibited for use in pregnant women. It is always recommended to consult a medical expert before the use of any type of herbal treatment because it can be an effective, but sometimes dangerous, alternative treatment for specific medical conditions.

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