INDIVIDUAL HERBS

Pharmaceutical Latin: Endoconcha Sepiae
Os Sepiae seu Sepiellae (Wu Zei Gu)
Common English: Cuttlefish Bone
Cuttlebone
Herbs that Stabilize and Bind (Astringents)
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Salty
Astringent
Slightly Warm
Kidney
Liver
Stomach
(Spleen)
6-12g
Powder: 2-6g
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Restrains, holds in and stops bleeding

A wide variety of bleeding patterns, especially due to Deficiency

Topically as a powder to stop bleeding from traumatic injury

Secures Jing and stops discharge

Nocturnal emissions, premature ejaculation, or vaginal discharge due to Kidney Deficiency.

It treats vaginal discharge due to a wide variety of causes

Controls acidity and alleviates pain

Stomach acidity with Stomach or epigastric pain, distasteful belching or acid regurgitation

Resolves Dampness and promotes healing (moves Blood)

Powdered and used topically for chronic, non-healing skin ulcers or Damp rashes of long duration

CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Extended use can lead to constipation.
  • Contraindicated for those with Deficiency Heat.
  • Use with caution for those with Exterior conditions.
INCOMPATIBILITIES
  • Antagonizes Rx. Lateralis Aconiti Preparata Zhi Fu Zi.
  • Antagonizes Rz. Bletillae Bai Ji.
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS

Rx. Astragali
Huang Qi
Rx. Rubiae
Qian Cao Gen
Galla Chinensis
Wu Bei Zi

Rz. Bletillae
Bai Ji
Bul. Fritillariae Cirrhosae
Chuan Bei Mu

Pollen Typhae
Pu Huang

Excessive uterine bleeding

Hemoptysis and hematemesis

Topically as a powder for external bleeding from traumatic injury

Internally for gynecological bleeding disorders such as metrorrhagia, extended periods and epistaxis at the time of menstruation

Fr. Corni
Shan Zhu Yu
Sm. Cuscutae
Tu Si Zi
Sm. Astragali
Sha Yuan Ji Li

Rz. Dioscoreae
Shan Yao
Fossilia Ossis Mastoidi
Long Gu
Rx. Rubiae
Qian Cao Gen

Rx. Angelicae Dahuricae
Bai Zhi
Crinis Carbonisatus
Xue Yu Tan

Spermatorrhea

Thin vaginal discharge fr Spleen Deficiency

Red and white vaginal discharge

Bul. Fritillariae Thunbergii
Zhe Bei Mu

Cx, Phellodendri
Huang Bai
Indigo Naturalis
Qing Dai
(Borneolum)
(Bing Pian)

Calcined Gypsum Fibrosum
Duan Shi Gao
Calcined Fossilis Ossis Mastoidi
Duan Long Gu
Borneolum
Bing Pian

Abdominal pain with belching and acid regurgitation

Topically as a powder for Damp rashes and sores such as eczema or dermatitis

Topically as a powder for chronic non-healing ulcers

Honey
Feng Mi

Rx. Rubiae
Qian Cao Gen

Rx. Notoginseng
San Qi

Eye problems

Excessive uterine bleeding

External bleeding due to trauma (topical)

Calcined Fossilis Ossis Mastoidi
Duan Long Gu
Calcined Concha Ostreae
Duan Mu Li
Fr. Corni
Shan Zhu Yu
Rx. Astragali
Huang Qi
Fr. Schisandrae
Wu Wei Zi
Sm. Cuscutae
Tu Si Zi
Rx. Rubiae
Qian Cao
Galla Chinensis
Wu Bei Zi

Rz. Bletillae
Bai Ji
Bul. Fritillariae Thunbergii
Zhe Bei Mu

Rx. et Rz. Rhei
Da Huang
Rx. Glycyrrhizae
Gan Cao

Rz. Dioscoreae
Shan Yao
Fossilia Ossis Mastoidi
Long Gu
Concha Ostreae
Mu Li

Uterine bleeding

Bleeding from the Lungs or Stomach

Profuse red, white or clear vaginal discharge

Rz. Bletillae
Bai Ji
Bul. Fritillariae Thunbergii
Zhe Bei Mu

Rz. Coptidis
Huang Lian
Fr. Evodiae
Wu Zhu Yu

Rambling Powder
Xiao Yao San

Stomach pain with bleeding

A bitter taste in the mouth

Stomach pain due to stress

  1. It is applied externally for glaucoma and persistent ulceration.
  2. it can be used topically to stop bleeding from tooth extraction or nasal surgery.
  3. Some sources say that this herb stops diarrhea and resolves lumps and abscesses.
  4. This herb treats "fright Qi" entering the abdomen causing abdominal pain in the region of the navel.
  5. Powdered, it is particularly appropriate for chronically open moist sores that do not heal.
  6. It dries Dampness within the Blood with such symptoms as continuous red and white spotting, genital lesions and painful swelling and sores with profuse suppuration.
  7. This herb has been successful in treating gastric ulcer due to hyperacidity.
  8. This herb has been successful in treating malaria.
  9. Both Hai Piao Xiao and Ootheca Mantidis Sang Piao Xiao enter the Kidney channel to retain Jing. Hai Piao Xiao is salty, astringent, slightly warm and stops bleeding, dries Dampness, stops vaginal discharge, controls gastric acidity and stops pain, but does not tonify. Sang Piao Xiao is sweet, salty, neutral, tonifies the Kidneys and more strongly astringes Jing and urine.
  10. Dry-fried Cuttlefish Bone Chao Hai Piao Xiao is less fishy tasting and has a stronger ability to restrain and stabilize, especially in regard to Dampness. It is also better able to reduce Stomach acid and is frequently used to treat vaginal discharge due to Spleen and Kidney Deficiency and acid regurgitation due to Stomach disharmony.
  11. Calcined Cuttlefish Bone Duan Hai Piao Xiao is able to enter the Blood aspect, strongly astringe Blood to stop bleeding. It can also be used for vaginal discharge.