The gallbladder stone of Bos taurus domesticus Gmeljn (natural bezoar),
or preparation derived from the gall of cow and pig (artificial bezoar).
bezoar: The sample appearing as ovate, nearly globular or irregular small
pieces, about 0.6-3.3 cm 'in size, golden-yellow or brown-yellow, fine
and lustrous, some with cracks and spots, sometimes covered with a layer
of thin bright dark membrane. Light in weight, loose and brittle in texture,
easily to be broken. Section showing overlapping concentric rings. Feeling
cool when tasted. Artificial bezoar: Appearing as yellowish-brown powder,
or prepared as nearly globular or square pieces. Section showing no concentric
rings, and no cool feeling when tasted. Both are aromatic in odour. Bitter
and sweet in taste, cool in nature, and attributive to liver and heart
Clear away heat and toxic material, eliminate phlegm and wake the unconscious
patient, expel wind and relieve spasm: For seasonal febrile diseases with
high fever and convulsion, or with coma, delirium, lockjaw, abundant expectoration,
red tongue, yellowish and greasy fur; for infantile convulsion, epilepsy
and apoplexy; also for stagnation of heat-toxin manifested as sorethroat,
skin infection and erosion, subcutaneous nodule, scrofula and breast carcinoma.
Oral administration lowers experimental fever in guinea-pigs (200mg/kg).
and in rats (300mg/kg).
2. Oral intake in a dosage of 600mg/kg/day for 6 days exerts an anticonvulsive
3. Increasing biliary secretion.
4. Lowering blood pressure in rats with renal hypertension.
Pill or Powder:
External use: Appropriate amount.