Source The mineral of ¡ron sulphide, formed by putting iron pyrites in neutral or alkaline solution under high temperatures.
Producing Areas Sichuan, Hunan, Yunnan, Hebei, Liaoning
Properties Spicy, Neutral
- Relieves pain and traumatic injuries
Used for injuries with swelling, pain, inflammation and bruising. May be used as medicinal powder with Chinese Angelica (Danggui), Fortune’s Drynaria Rhizome etc.
- Heals broken bones and sinews
For fractured bones, sprains, strains and contusions. May be used with Sappan Wood, Frankincense, Dragon’s Blood etc.
- Dispels blood stasis
Usage and Dosage
10–15 g is used in decoction for oral use; often used in pills and powder. When prepared with vinegar, 0.3 g is used each time.
Used with caution in the case of blood deficiency without stasis, flaming-up of fire due to deficiency olyin. Not suitable for prolonged use.
Keep in a dry place.
Description of Quality Herb
The good ones are yellow and shiny and have even surfaces. The broken pieces emit a metallic glow.