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Hai Piao Xiao #1159M

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Pin Ying Name: Hai Piao Xiao

Chinese Name: 海螵蛸

English Name: Cuttlefish Bone

Latin Name: Sepiae, Endoconcha

Herbs that Stabilize and Bind (Astringents)
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Slightly Warm
6-12g 2-6g (Powder)
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Restrains, holds in and stops bleeding

  • A wide variety of bleeding patterns, especially due to Deficiency
  • Topically as a powder to stop bleeding from traumatic injury

Secures Jing and stops discharge

  • Nocturnal emissions, premature ejaculation or vaginal discharge due to Kidney Deficiency
  • It treats vaginal discharge due to a wide variety of causes

Controls acidity and alleviates pain

  • Stomach acidity with Stomach or epigastric pain, distasteful belching or acid regurgitation

Resolves Dampness and promotes healing (moves Blood)

  • Powdered and used topically for chronic, non-healing skin ulcers or Damp rashes of long duration
  • Extended use can lead to constipation.
  • Contraindicated for those with Deficiency Heat.
  • Use with caution for those with Exterior conditions.