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金铁锁

Jin Tie Suo
Jin Tie Suo #

Name

Jin Tie Suo (Radix Psammosilenes)

Sources

The drug is the dried root of Psammosilene tunicoides W. C. Wu et C. Y. Wu (family Caryophyllaceae), growing on sandy alkaline soil in pine woods, and dry waste-lands or crevices of cliffs distributed in Yunnan, Sichuan, Guizhou of China.

  1. Jin Tie Suo
  2. 金鐵鎖
  3. Radix Psammosilenes

The Effect of 金铁锁

Property

Bitter, pungent, warm, slightly toxic; liver meridian entered.

Actions

Dispel wind and eliminate dampness, dissipate blood stasis and alleviate pain, remove toxicity and resolve swelling.

Indications

Stomachache, rheumatic arthritis, traumatic injury, traumatic hemorrhage; sores and boils, snake and insect bites for external application.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 0.1~0.3 g, or soaked in wine. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded into powder for applying on the affected area.

Cautions

It is contraindicated to pregnant women.