Os Draconis

 

Source
The fossil of the skeleton of ancient large mammals.

Characteristics
The fossil appearing irregular pieces of various size. Outer surface grey-white or light brown, with grains and cracks, deep-coloured striae and spots. Surface uneven, with alveolate pores. Hygroscopicity strong, and adhering tightly when put on the tongue. Sweet and astringent in taste, mild in nature, and attributive to heart and liver channels.

Indication
1. Calm the liver and suppress the sthenic yang: For sthenia of liver-yang manifested as dizziness, headache and irritability.
2. Tranquilize the mind: For restlessness, palpitation, insomnia, epilepsy, insanity, etc.
3. Astringe and invigorate the kidney to preserve essence: For kidney-deficiency syndrome manifested as emission, enuresis, metrorrhagia, menorrhagia, spontaneous perspiration and night sweat; external use for exudative prurigo and unhealed ulcer.

Pharrnacological Action
Tranquilizing, anhidrotic and relieving nocturnal emission.

Administration Decoction:
15-30g (crushed and decocted first). Dens Draconis is more effective for tranquilizing.
External use: Appropriate amount.


   

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