Sheng Tie Luo – Iron filings – “Raw Iron Leavings”

Nature: acrid, cool

Enters: Heart, Liver

Actions: Calms the liver; sedates the Shen.

• Withdrawal-mania, delirium from febrile disease, palpitations, insomnia, being easily startled or prone to anger.
• Decoct for an extra 60-90 minutes.
• Note high doses of iron are toxic, particularly to children. Even in adults, excess iron may contribute to an increased risk of heart disease and colon cancer.

Dose: 9-30g

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