Nature: acrid, neutral
Enters: Liver, Kidney
Actions: Dispels blood stasis, relieves pain; promotes regeneration of bones and sinews.
• Blood and Qi stasis caused by injury: swelling, pain, and especially fractures.
• Has been used successfully for endemic goiter.
• Decoct for at least 30 minutes or take directly as powder.
• Major known constituents include: ferrous disulfide, copper, nickel, arsenic. Due to arsenic content, probably toxic.
Dose: 3-15g (0.3-0.6g directly as powder)