Calamina

 

Source
Natural smithsonite, secondary mineral produced through efflorescence of zinc ore, mainly containing zinc carbonate.

Characteristics
Appearing as irregular masses, varying in size. Surface white or grey-white with light red, uneven, with small pores. Brittle in texture. Fracture surface uneven and bibulous. Sweet in taste, mild in nature, and attributive to stomach channel.

Indication
1. Remove nebula to improve visual acuity, reduce lacrimation: For conjunctivitis, blepharitis, photophobia, lacrimation, nebula and pterygium, usually used together with Rhizoma Coptidis and Concha Margaritifera Usta.
2. Deprive dampness and alleviate itching: External use for eczema, purulent skin lesion and skin ulcer.

Pharmacological Action
It is a mild astringent and antiseptic, and used for skin diseases.

Administration
External use: Appropriate amount.


   

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