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Mang Xiao #1125

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Pin Ying Name: Mang Xiao

Chinese Name: 芒硝

English Name: Sodium Sulfate

Latin Name: Natrii Sulfas

Downward-Draining Herbs: Purgatives
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Acrid
Bitter
Salty
Very Cold
Cold
Stomach
Large Intestine
Lung
4-18g (Infusion)
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Purges accumulations, guides out Stagnation, softens hardness and moistens Dryness

  • Heat in the Stomach and Intestines with constipation and hard knots

Clears Heat and drains Fire

  • Heat in the Stomach or Lungs especially accumulated Phlegm or clumping in the Intestines

Clears Heat and reduces swelling

  • Red, swollen, painful eyes
  • Painful, ulcerated, swollen mouth or throat (topical)
  • Red, swollen skin lesions (topical)
  • Mastitis (topical) (promotes lactation)
Contraindications
  • Contraindicated in those with Spleen Deficiency Cold.
  • Caution with the elderly.
  • Contraindicated during pregnancy.
  • Contraindicated postpartum.
  • Contraindicated during menstruation.
  • If it is used topically for breast abscess in a nursing mother, it may lead to a decrease in lactation.
  • Do not use if there is no pathogenic clumping in the Lower Jiao.
  • Do not use if there is no closed clumping that is difficult to pass due to pathogenic Heat.