The arsenic disulfide ore.
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
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
Inhibiting the growth of pyogenic cocci, Bacillus tuberculosis and various
Pill or powder: 0.2-0.4g once or twice daily.
External use: Appropriate amount.