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Cuttlebone

Hai Piao Xiao | 海螵蛸
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SKU C5550

Ingredient: Cuttlebone (hai piao xiao) (Sepiae Os).

Mandarin: 海螵蛸
Pin-Yin: Hai Piao Xiao
English: Cuttlefish Bone
Korean: 해표초
Romaji: Kaihyosho
Kanji: 海螵蛸
Kampo: No




Pharmaceutical Name:

  • Sepiae Endoconcha

Sources:

  • Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica (Bensky et al.)

Properties:

  • Salty, astringent, slightly warm

Channels Entered:

  • Kidney, liver, stomach

Herb Actions:

  • Aids in stopping bleeding
  • Secures the essence and aids in stopping discharge
  • Aids in harmonizing stomach acidity
  • Alleviates pain
  • Resolves dampness
  • Promotes healing

 

Contraindications:

  • Not recommended for those with bleeding disorders with much heat
  • Not recommended for use in combination with the Zhi Fu Zi and Bai Ji

 

Commonly Found In:

  • None found

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