Sour in flavour, warm in
nature, it is toxic and tropistic to the kidney
and large intestine channels. When used
externally, it has a good effect in destroying
parasites and relieving itching and is rather
effective for scabies; when taken orally, it
functions in strengthening Yang and relaxing the
bowels, serving to treat constipation due to
Strengthening yang and relaxing the bowels when
taken orally; dystroying parasites and relieving
itching when used externally.
1. For intractable
tinea and scabies, this drug is grinded into
powder, mixed with sesame oil and applied to the
affected area. The smoke of burning sulphur can
be used for pruritus vulvae and eczema.
insufficiency of kidney-yang with constipation
of the deficiency-cold type, it is often used
with Rhizoma Pinelliae to invigorate yang and
ease bowel movement.
In addition, it can
also be used for kidney-yang deficiency with
impotence and premature ejaculation as swell as
asthma or cough due to kidney deficiency.
Dosage and Administration:
1-3g for oral
dose, used in pills or powder; appropriate
amount for external use.