Ophicalcite (Huaruishi)-Ophicalcitum

Ophicalcite (Huaruishi)


Pharmaceutical Name: Ophicalcitum
Mineral Name: Ophicalcite
Common Name: Ophicalcite
Source of Earliest Record: Jiayou Bencao
Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations: The ophicalcite stone is burned and ground into powder.
Properties & Taste: Sour, astringent and neutral
Meridians: Liver
Functions: 1. To stop bleeding; 2. To release stagnation
Indications & Combinations:
1. Vomiting with blood and cough with blood accompanied by blood stagnation. Ophicalcite (Huaruishi) is used with Notoginseng (Sanqi), Rubia stem (Qiancaotan) and Carbonized human hair (Xueyutan).
2. Hemorrhages caused by external injuries. The powder of Ophicalcite (Huaruishi) can be applied directly, externally.
Dosage: 10-15 g to be ground into powder for oral adminstrations;  appropriate quantity for external use.

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