Realgar

 

Source
The arsenic disulfide ore.

Characteristics
Appearing as irregular masses, varying in size. Surface deep red or orange-red, often covered with orange-red powder, and stained as orange-red when toughed. Slightly foul in odour. Becoming red-purple fluid and producing yellow-white smoke and emitting a strong smell of garlic when burnt. Acrid in taste, warm in nature, toxic, and attributive to liver, large intestine and stomach channels.

Indication
1. Clear away toxic material, kill parasite and alleviate itching: For snake and insect bites, mixed with vinegar for external application, and mixed with wine or same dosage of Faeces Trogopterori for oral use: external use also for ascariasis and schistosomiasis. In ancient times, used for epidemic diseases and malaria.
2. Relieve cough and asthma: For chronic bronchitis, bronchial asthma: for cgronic granulocytic leukemia, may be used singly or with Indigo Naturalis together.

Pharmacological Action
Inhibiting the growth of pyogenic cocci, Bacillus tuberculosis and various pathogenic fungi.

Administration
Pill or powder: 0.2-0.4g once or twice daily.
External use: Appropriate amount.


   

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