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Table 6 Similarities and differences of fecal medicines related to treated diseases in Chinese traditional medical systems

From: Fecal medicines used in traditional medical system of China: a systematic review of their names, original species, traditional uses, and modern investigations

Name Traditional medical system Original species Identical indications Different indications Refs.
Wu-Ling-Zhi TCM Trogopterus xanthipes Milne-Edwards Amenorrhea and dysmenorrhea Stabbing pain in the chest and abdomen, swelling and aching due to traumatic injury, and snake bites (external use) [5, 8, 52]
Tibetan EM Stomachache [59, 60]
Korean EM Stabbing pain in chest and abdomen [60]
Dai EM Snake bites (external use) [60]
Yao EM Epilepsy [63]
Tujia EM Swelling and aching due to traumatic injury, and snake bites (external use) [60]
Nu EM Cold, whooping cough and fever [60]
Mongolian EM Diarrhea, gout and itching [62]
Hei-Bing-Pian Tibetan EM Sus scrofa L. Dyspepsia, biliary diseases, plague and distending pain in the stomach [6, 36, 59]
Mongolian EM