Magnetitum

 

Source
The ore of magnetite.

Characteristics
Irregular pieces, angular, unequal in size. Surface iron black or brown, sometimes covered with little brown powder, lustrous. Broken surface appearing shell-shaped or uneven. Acrid in taste, cold in nature, and attributive to liver, heart and kidney channels.

Indication
1. Calm the liver, benefit yin and suppress the sthenic yang: For sthenia of liver-yang manifested as irritability, vexation, dizziness, headache and insomnia.
2. Tranquilize the mind: For restlessness, palpitation, epilepsy and insanity. Recently, used for schizophrenia, usually used together with Cinnabans and Massa Medicata Fermentata (Pill of Magnetitum and Cinnabaris).
3. Improve auditory and visual acuity: For insufficiency of the liver and kidney manifested as tinnitus, deafness, blurring of vision and cataract.
4. Improve inspiration by invigorating kidney-energy and relieve dyspnea: For shortness of breath due to insufficiency of kidney-energy.

Pharmacological Action
Sedative and tranquilizing.

Administration Decoction:
10-30g (crushed and decocted first).
Powder or pill: 1-3 g bid or tid.


   

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