Source The ore of talcum (or talc) of monoclinic system, usually prepared as powder.
Producing Areas Shandong, Jiangxi, Shanxi and Liaoning, etc.
Properties Sweet, Neutral, Cold
Channels Bladder, Lung, Stomach
- Expels heat-dampness through the urine
For hot, painful, dark, scanty urination, acute littritis and cystitis.
- Treats moist ulcer, eczema, damp and itching toes, dematitis
- Used in diarrhoea due to heat-dampness
Usage and Dosage
10–12 g is used in decoction for oral use. Wrap with cloth when decocted.
Right amount of the powder is used externally.
Contraindicated for pregnant women and the person with deficiency of the spleen and febrile disease causina consumotion of bodv fluid.
Keep in a dry place. Talcum powder should be sealed.
Description of Quality Herb
The good one is neat, white in colour, lubricious and without impurities.
Talcum powder is made of talc after it is selected, purified, smashed and dried. It is white or whitish, fine and smooth.