INDIVIDUAL HERBS

Pharmaceutical Latin: Magnetitum
Common English: Magnetite
Lodestone
Substances that Calm the Spirit: Substances that Anchor, Settle and Calm the Spirit
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Acrid
Salty
Cold
Kidney
Liver
(Heart)
(Lung)
10-30g
Powder or pills: 1-3g
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Anchors Liver Yang and calms the Spirit

Agitated Heart and Spirit with restlessness, palpitations, insomnia, tremors, dizziness and vertigo in patients with Yin Deficiency with Yang Rising, especially when Kidney Rising, especially when Kidney Yin Deficiency leads to Liver Fire that deranges and disturbs the Spirit

Convulsions in children caused by shock or fear

Benefits Yin, nourishes the Kidneys, augments the Liver and improves hearing and vision

Kidney and Liver Yin Deficiencies with impaired hearing or deafness, tinnitus, or visual disturbances

Aids the Kidneys in grasping Qi

Chronic asthma due to Kidneys Unable to Grasp Qi

CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Use caution for those with a weak Spleen or Stomach.
  • Do not use with iron.
  • Excessive or prolonged use in pill or powder form is contraindicated.
INCOMPATIBILITIES
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS

Cinnabaris
Zhu Sha
Massa Medicata Fermentata
Shen Qu

Fossilia Ossis Mastodi
Long Gu
Concha Ostreae
Mu Li

Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui
Rx. Rehmanniae Preparata
Shu Di Huang
Sm. Zizyphi Spinosae
Suan Zao Ren
(Rx. Paeoniae Alba)
(Bai Shao)

Diminished visual acuity, as in cataracts, usually accompanied by irritability, due to Kidney and Liver Yin Deficiency.

Dizziness and vertigo associated with Yin Deficiency with Yang Rising.

Anemia, palpitations and insomnia.

Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui
Rx. Rehmanniae Preparata
Shu Di Huang
Sm. Zizyphi Spinosae
Suan Zao Ren
Rx. Rehmanniae
Sheng Di Huang
Rx. Paeoniae Alba
Bai Shao
Plastrum Testudinis
Gui Ban

Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui
Rx. Rehmanniae Preparata
Shu Di Huang
Sm. Zizyphi Spinosae
Suan Zao Ren

Ram. Uncariae cum Uncis
Gou Teng
Flos Chrysanthemi
Ju Hua
Sp. Prunellae
Xia Ku Cao

Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae
Niu Xi
Cx. Eucommiae
Du Zhong
Concha Haliotidis
Shi Jue Ming

Pronounced Yin Deficiency.

Ascendant Heat.

Dizziness, heaviness in the head, flushed face and palpitations due to Yin Deficiency with Yang Rising.

Concha Haliotidis
Shi Jue Ming

Concha Margaritaferae Usta
Zhen Zhu Mu
Concha Ostreae
Mu Li

Rx. Rehmanniae Preparata
Shu Di Huang
Fr. Corni Officinalis
Shan Zhu Yu
Rz. Dioscoreae
Shan Yao
Fr. Schisandrae Chinensis
Wu Wei Zi

Fr. Lycii
Gou Qi Zi
Fr. Ligustri Lucidi
Nu Zhen Zi
Flos Chrysanthemi
Ju Hua

Dizziness, vertigo and a bad temper due to Liver Yang Rising.

Tinnitus or impaired hearing.

Diminished vision due to Liver and Kidney Deficiency.

Rx. Rehmanniae Preparata
Shu Di Huang
Fr. Lycii
Gou Qi Zi
Sm. Astragali Complanati
Sha Yuan Zi

or

Flos Chrysanthemi
Ju Hua

Haematitum
Dai Zhe Shi
Fr. Schisandrae
Wu Wei Zi
Sm. Juglandis
Hu Tao Ren

Cinnabaris
Zhu Sha

Cataracts and other retinal problems.

Chronic cough and wheezing due to inability of the Kidneys to grasp Qi.

Strongly sedates and calms to contain Floating Yang and prevent Heart Fire from attacking upward.

Augments the Yin to reestablish communication between the Heart and Kidneys.

Shen disturbance with palpitations, insomnia, irritability or epilepsy.

Rx. Rehmanniae Preparata
Shu Di Huang
Fr. Lycii
Gou Qi Zi
Periostracum Cicadae
Chan Tui
Faeces Vespertilionis
Ye Ming Sha
Sm. Celosiae
Qing Xiang Zi
Hb. Dendrobii
Shi Hu
or
Flos Chrysanthemi
Ju Hua

Rx. Rehmanniae Preparata
Shu Di Huang
Fr. Corni Officinalis
Shan Zhu Yu
Fr. Schisandrae Chinensis
Wu Wei Zi
Sm. Armeniacae
Xing Ren
Lignum Aquilariae Resinatum
Chen Xiang
Sm. Juglandis
Hu Tao Ren

 

Blurred vision due to cataracts and disorders of the optic nerve or retina.

Respiratory difficulties.

 

  1. All mineral substances are toxic except for Ci Shi which approaches harmony.
  2. This herb protects the True Yin.
  3. This herb often serves as the Chief herb because of its ability to descend to the lower body, nourish the Kidneys, augment Jing and Blood and suppress and contain floating Yang.
  4. Both Ci Shi and Haematitum Dai Zhe Shi are heavy substances that anchor the Yang, sedate fright and quiet the Spirit. Ci Shi protects the True Yin and is best used when the True Yin is deficient in the lower body, allowing Yang to float up. Dai Zhe Shi suppresses and descends Qi to clear and descend Liver Fire. It is used for treating Liver Yang rising, with dizziness, headaches and tinnitus, to sedate fright and to stop nausea, vomiting and wheezing. It also cools the Liver Blood to stop bleeding.
  5. Calcined Magnetite Duan Ci Shi is easier to pulverize and is stronger at tonifying the Kidneys, grasping Qi and improving hearing and vision. Its sedating qualities are less. It treats tinnitus, deafness, blurred vision, cataracts, wheezing from Kidney Deficiency and spermatorrhea.
  6. Floating Magnetite Fei Ci Shi has any amounts of arsenic removed.