Chalcanthitum

 

Source
The chalcanthite ore of trigonal crystal system, malnly containing cupric sulfate.

Characteristics
The sample appearing as irregular pieces of crystals, varying in size, deep blue or light blue, semi-opaque, with glassy luster. Brittle in texture, easily broken into prismatical fragments. Sour and acrid in taste, cold in nature, toxic, and attributive to liver channel.

Indication
1. Induce vomiting: For accumulation of wind-phlegm, pharyngitis, epilepsy and retention of poisons in the stomach.
2. Eliminate toxic material, remove dampness and clear away necrotic tissues (external use): For eye diseases of wind-heat type such as conjunctivitis and blepharitis, its decoction is used for eye wash; for aphthae and ulcerative gingivitis, used with Catechu and Rhizoma Picrorhizae as powder for topical application; for unruptured abscess and pterygium, used as powder for external use.

Administration Powder: 0.3-0.6g.
External use: Appropriate amount.


   

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