Powder Made of Ashes of Ten Drugs
The Prescription of 十灰散
The book Shi Yao Shen Shu
- Da Ji (Radix Cirsii Japonici),
- Xiao Ji (Herba Cirsii),
- He Ye (Folium Nelumbinis),
- Ce Bai Ye (Cacumen Platycladi),
- Mao Gen (Rhizoma Imperatae),
- Qian Cao Gen (Radix Rubiae),
- Mu Dan Pi (Cortex Moutan),
- Zong Lv Pi (Petiolus Trachycarpi),
- Shan Zhi (Fructus Gardeniae),
- Da Huang (Radix et Rhizoma Rhei).
Zong Lv Pi: Stopping bleeding by astringing.
Zhi Zi: Dispelling heat and purging fire.
Da Huang: Inducing heat to go downward.
Dan Pi: Eliminating heat from blood and removing blood stasis, stopping bleeding without blood retained.
The Effect of 十灰散
Removing heat from blood and stopping bleeding.
Bleeding due to blood-heat, marked by hematemesis, hemoptysis, reddened tongue and rapid pulse; including such diseases with the above symptoms as pulmonary tuberculosis, bronchiectasis and gastric ulcer.
Each of ingredients is burned with its nature maintained and then ground into powder. A Chinese ink stick is properly ground in an adequate amount of juice of lotus rhizome or carrot. 9 g of the powder is taken with the juice containing Chinese ink each time, twice daily. The drugs are burned with their nature maintained so as to enhance their action of astringing and stopping bleeding, The powder is taken with the juice so as to strengthen its action of removing heat from blood and stopping bleeding.