Natural sulphur ore or extracted from suiphureous ore. liaracteristics Appearing as irregular masses, varymg in size, yellow, grey-yellow, or light brown. Surface uneven, often with fine pores. Brittle in texture. Prepared as powder.

foul in odour. Easily melted and emitting blue flame and producing carbon sulfide when burnt. Sour in taste, warm in nature, toxic, and attributive to spleen and kidney channels.

1. Clear away toxic material, kill parasite, deprive dampness and alleviate itching (extemal use): For scabies, tinea, boil, pruritus vulvae, eczema and rosacea.
2. Restore yang and promote fire (oral use); For impotence due to decline of the fire from the gate of life, frequent micturition, pain of the loin and knee, diarrhea of cold type, dyspnea due to yang-deficiency and kidney-deficiency, used singly or with other drugs together; for constipation of cold type, used with Rhizoma Plnelliae together. Recently, used by boiling with mung beans for chronic bronchitis.

Pharmacological Action
1. Sulfur itself is not highly toxic to microrganisms, and becomes bacteriocidal when it is transformed into sulfide and pentathionic acid. It possesses a keratolytic effect, and is applied for skin diseases not complicated by infection.
2. Oral use may render sulfur partially converted to sulfides, and stimulates the intestinal tract, leading to diarrhea.

Administration Pill or powder: 1-3g.
External use: Appropriate amount.


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