INDIVIDUAL HERBS

Pharmaceutical Latin: Haematitum
Common English: Hematite
Substances that Extinguish Wind and Stop Tremors
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Bitter
Cold
Heart
Liver
Pericardium
9-30g
Calcined: 6-15g
Pills and Powders: 1-3g
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Calms the Liver, anchors Floating Yang and clears Liver Fire

Liver Yang Rising with dizziness, vertigo, headache, a sensation of pressure around the eyes or tinnitus

Strongly descends rebellious Qi

Rebellious Qi of the Lung and Stomach with belching, vomiting, hiccup and acute wheezing

Cools the Blood and stops bleeding

Blood Heat bleeding

Deficiency Cold bleeding (with appropriate combinations) (can be used alone for this)
CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Contraindicated for those with insufficient Qi.
  • Contraindicated for those with insufficient Fluids.
  • Use with caution during pregnancy.
  • Use with caution for those with Cold conditions.
  • Do not take long-term.
INCOMPATIBILITIES
  • Counteracts Rx. Lateralis Aconiti Preparata Zhi Fu Zi.
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS

Fossilia Ossis Mastodi
Long Gu
Concha Ostreae
Mu Li
Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae
Niu Xi

Concha Margaritaferae Usta
Zhen Zhu Mu
Magnetitum
Ci Shi
Rz. Pinelliae Preparatum
Zhi Ban Xia

Cornu Saigae Tataricae
Ling Yang Jiao
Rx. Gentianae
Long Dan Cao

Bombyx Batryticatus
Bai Jiang Can

Dizziness, vertigo, headache and tinnitus due to Liver Yang Rising.

Hypertension with either Liver Yang Rising or Liver Fire.

Acute febrile convulsions in children.

Rz. Pinelliae Preparatum
Zhi
Ban Xia
Flos Inulae
Xuan Fu Hua
(Rx. Codonopsis)
(Dang Shen)

Rz. Pinelliae Preparatum
Zhi
Ban Xia
Flos Inulae
Xuan Fu Hua

Cx. Mori
Sang Bai Pi
Fr. Perillae
Zi Su Zi

Rx. Gentianae
Long Dan Cao

Indigo Naturalis
Qing Dai
Rx. Paeoniae Alba
Bai Shao

Vomiting, hiccup and belching due to rebellious Qi.

Wheezing and the after effects of an acute asthma attack.

Cough and wheezing from Lung Heat.

Vomiting due to Gallbladder Fire Assaulting the Stomach.

Rx. Codonopsis
Dang Shen
Fr. Corni
Shan Zhu Yu

Rx. Codonopsis
Dang Shen

Sm. Juglandis
Hu Tao Ren
Fr. Carpesii
He Shi

Rx. Paeoniae Alba
Bai Shao
Caulis Bambusae in Taeniam
Zhu Ru
Fr. Arctii
Niu Bang Zi

Wheezing and difficult breathing due to Lung and Kidney Deficiencies.

Wheezing from Yin and Yang Deficiencies.

Epistaxis or hematemesis due to Blood Heat.

Limonitum
Yu Yu Liang
Fluoritum
Zi Shi Ying
Halloysitum Rubrum
Chi Shi Zhi

Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Bai Zhu
Quick-fried Rz. Zingiberis Officinalis
Pao Jiang

Rx. Rehmanniae
Sheng Di Huang
Cx. Moutan
Mu Dan Pi

Continuous uterine bleeding of purple or dark blood due to Cold from Deficiency of the Chong and Ren channels.

Epistaxis due to Deficiency Cold.

Hematemesis or hemoptysis due to blood Heat in patterns of disharmony between the Liver and Stomach with accompanying rebellious Stomach Qi.

Rx. Rehmanniae
Sheng Di Huang
Cx. Moutan
Mu Dan Pi

Rx. Asteris
Zi Wan
Flos Tussilaginis Farfarae
Kuan Dong Hua
Sm. Armeniacae
Xing Ren

Fossilia Ossis Mastodi
Long Gu
Concha Ostreae
Mu Li
Rx. Paeoniae Alba
Bai Shao

Rx. Cyathulae
Chuan Niu Xi

Rx. Scutellariae
Huang Qin
Rz. Coptidis
Huang Lian
Concretio Silicea Bambusae
Tian Zhu Huang
Arisaema cum bile
Dan Nan Xing
Rz. Cyperi
Xiang Fu
Concha Ostreae
Mu Li

Hematemesis or hemoptysis due to blood Heat in patterns of disharmony between the Liver and Stomach with accompanying rebellious Stomach Qi and the main symptom being cough indicating Lung involvement.

Hypertension with irritability, dizziness and constipation.

Anger, irritability, headache and insomnia.

Rz. Pinelliae Preparatum
Zhi Ban Xia
Cx. Cinnamomi
Rou Gui
Sm. Canavaliae
Dao Dou

Rx. Rehmanniae
Sheng Di Huang
Rx. Paeoniae Alba
Bai Shao

Rx. Asteris
Zi Wan
Flos Farfarae
Kuan Dong Hua
Fol. Eriobotryae
Pi Pa Ye

Nausea due to Cold.

Hematemesis and epistaxis.

Hemoptysis.

Halloysitum Rubrum
Chi Shi Zhi

Faeces Trogopterori
Wu Ling Zhi

Flos Sophorae
Huai Hua
Charred Rx. Sanguisorbae
Di Yu

 

Chronic uterine bleeding and dizziness.

With calcined (Duan) Dai Zhe Shi, for hematochezia.

 

  1. Some researchers have found arsenic salts in some samples of this substance which may account for signs of toxicity including slowness of movement, paroxysmal spasms progressing to paralysis and respiratory arrest.
  2. This herb is not often used but is valuable in the treatment of reflux Qi and severe nervousness.
  3. This herb may replace other more toxic minerals such as Cinnabaris Zhu Sha.
  4. Even though this herb is in the Extinguish Wind and Stop Tremors category, this is not listed by Bensky as one of its functions. other sources do say that it does extinguish Wind.
  5. Both Dai Zhe Shi and Flos Inulae Xuan Fu Hua descend rebellious Lung and Stomach Qi to stop nausea, vomiting and wheezing. It also sedates the Liver Yang, cools the Blood and stops bleeding. Dai Zhe Shi uses its heaviness to sink rebellious Qi and its bitter Coldness to cool Liver Fire. Xuan Fu Hua uses its saltiness to soften hardened areas of clumped Phlegm, which are then dispersed by its warm acridity and descended by its bitterness. It is most appropriate when clumped Phlegm obstructs the ascending and descending flow of Qi, leading to nausea, vomiting and wheezing.
  6. Both Dai Zhe Shi and Lapis Chloriti Qing Meng Shi are heavy metal with a sinking nature, both pacify the Liver, sedate convulsions, descend rebellious Qi and scour out Phlegm. Dai Zhe Shi is bitter, sweet and neutral. It mobilizes Qi pathways, enters the Blood level and is very effective at suppressing rebellious Qi in the Chong channel, extinguishing Liver Wind, cooling the Blood and stopping bleeding. It is valued for sedating the Liver and descending rebellious Qi. Qing Meng Shi is more intense. It is salty and specifically mobilizes the digestive tract, clearing Phlegm and Food Stagnation. By removing the source of Food Stagnation, it can clear the Lungs, Liver and Stomach.
  7. Both Dai Zhe and Magnetitum Shi Ci 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.
  8. Calcined Hematite Duan Dai Zhe Shi is less cold and bitter and better able to restrain, inhibit and stop bleeding. It is most often used to treat epistaxis, hematemesis and continuous uterine bleeding.