Blister Beetle is the dried body of Mylabris phalerate Pallas or Mylabris cichorii Linnaeus (Fam. Meloidae).Action: To eiminate blood stasis and masses, to induce blisters and to cauterizeulcers. Indications: Mass in the abdomen, cancer, chronic tinea, scrofula, vegetation, abscess difficult to burst, malignant sore and slough.
Usage: Decocted after processing or used for making pills or powders; for external use, appropriate quantity to be ground into powder or steeped into wine or vinegar or preparing for ointment for topical application in limited areas.
Precaution: Very toxic. Be cautious for oral administration. Contraindicated in pregnancy
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