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Pi Shuang

砒霜
砒霜 #

Name

Pi Shuang (White arsenic)

  1. 砒霜
  2. White arsenic
  3. Arsenicum Album

The Effect of Pi Shuang

Property

Pungent, sour, hot, toxic; spleen, lung and liver meridians entered.

Actions

Eliminate phlegm, prevent malaria, kill parasites, erode sores.

Indications

Scrofula, malaria, haemorrhoid, unhealing ulcer, tinea, sores, syphilis, ulcerative gingivitis, recurrent dysentery, asthma with cold phlegm.

Dosage and Administrations

It is made into pills and powder. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded for applying.

Cautions

It is contraindicated to pregnant women and weak people. It is highly toxic, so be very careful for oral use.