Hai Long – Pipe Fish – Syngnathus

Hai Long

English Name: pipe fish

Pharmaceutical Name: Syngnathus

Medica Category: Yang-Tonifying Herbs

Properties: Hai Long enters the Kidney channel; it is sweet and salty in nature and slightly warm in temperature.

What is Hai Long?:

The Chinese Herb Hai Long is the dried body of three different species of pipefish, which are long, slender fish that live amongst the seaweed in the shallows of various coastal waters (Syngnathus acus L.; S. biaculeatus (Bloch); Solenognathus hardwickii (Gray)).

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Therapeutic Actions of Hai Long:

Hai Long tonifies the Kidney and fortifies yang to address Kidney yang deficiency that presents as impotence and debility, especially in the elderly.

Hai Long reduces swelling and dissipates nodules and is used in this regard to address scrofula.