The hexagonal system cinnabar ore, mainly containing hydrargyrum sulfide.
The sample appearing as irregular pieces or granules, varying in size,
or prepared as powder; bright red or dull red, lustrous. Heavy in weight
and brittle, easily broken. Sweet in taste slightly cold in nature, toxic,
and attributive to heart channel.
1. Clear away heart-fire and tranquilize the mind: For hyperactivity of
manifested as irritability, feeling of oppression over the chest, and
insomnia; for palpitation due to heart-deficiency, may be cooked with
pig's heart; for epilepsy, insanity and mania used with Magnetitum together.
2. Extenral use for detoxifying and antiseptic: For skin infection, used
topically with Realgar fogether; for sorethroat and aphthae, used together
with Natni Sulfas, Borneolum Syntheticum and Borax. In addition, used
as preservative for the coating of pills.
1. Sedative and hypnotic.
2. External application exerts bacteriocidal and parasiticidal effects.
0.3-1.0g; or prepared as pill or powder.
Preparing by direct fire is prohibited.