Source A silicate salt mineral of the polyhydrate kaolinate group, which contains mainly hydrated aluminium silicate.
Producing Areas Fujian, Shandong, Hena.
Properties Sweet, Sour, Astringent, War.
Channels Stomach, Large Intestine.
- Astringes the intestines to stop diarrhoea
For chronic diarrhoea due to spleen deficiency, or diarrhoea and dysentery related to deficiency-cold. It is often used with herbs for replenishing qi to invigorate the spleen and warm yang to arrest diarrhoea.
- Stops bleeding with bowel movement
- Promotes tissue regeneration and heals wounds
Treats deficiency of chong and ren meridians with metrorrhagia, metrostaxis and leukorrhagia.
Usage and Dosage
10–30 g is used in decoction for oral use and wrapped with cloth when decocting. Also used in pills and powder. The powder can be applied externally.
Contraindicated in the case with stagnation of dampness and heat, and dysentery. Used with caution for pregnant women. It is incompatible with Cortex Cinnamomi.
Keep in a cool and dry place.
Protect from dampness and wind.
Description of Quality Herb
The good one glows and the surface is smooth. It sticks easily to the tongue and the texture tends to be brittle and fragile.