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灶心土

Zao Xin Tu
Zao Xin Tu #

Name

Zao Xin Tu (Furnace Soil)

  1. Zao Xin Tu
  2. 伏龍肝
  3. 竈心土
  4. Furnace Soil
  5. 伏龙肝

The Effect of 灶心土

Property

Pungent, warm; spleen and stomach meridians entered.

Actions

Warm the middle energizer, dry dampness, arrest vomiting and stop bleeding.

Indications

Vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, hematemesis, urine with blood, regurgitation, nose bleeding, hematochezia, metrorrhagia and metrostaxis, morbid leucorrhea, sores, Hyperemesis gravidarum.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 15~30 g, or made into powder. It should be wrapped during decocting. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded into powder for applying.

Cations

It is contraindicated for yin and blood deficiency and vomiting and regurgitation due to heat syndrome.