INDIVIDUAL HERBS

Pharmaceutical Latin: Ophicalcitum
Common English: Ophicalcite
Limestone
Dolomite
Herbs that Regulate the Blood: Herbs that Stop Bleeding
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Sour
Astringent
Neutral
Liver
9-15g
Powder: 1-9g
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Stops bleeding, invigorates the Blood and disperses Blood Stasis

Hematemesis and hemoptysis

Internal Blood Stasis

Bleeding due to trauma (topical)
CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Contraindicated during pregnancy.
  • Contraindicated for those with no Blood Stasis symptoms.
INCOMPATIBILITIES
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS

Rz. Bletillae
Bai Ji

Olibanum
Ru Xiang
Myrrh
Mo
Yao

Alcohol

or

Vinegar

Hemoptysis and hematemesis due to Lung consumption

As a poultice for painful bruises

Hematemesis with Blood Stasis (use charred)

Rx. Notoginseng
San Qi
Crinis Carbonisatus
Xue Yu Tan

Sulfur (charred)
Liu Huang

Lithargyrum
Mi Tou Seng
Fossilia Ossis Mastodi
Long Gu
Olibanum
Ru Xiang
Calomelas
Qing Fen

Gastric or Intestinal bleeding

Topically for bleeding with bruises from traumatic injury or animal bites

Topically for cuts

  1. Some sources have this in the “Blood Invigorating“ category.
  2. This herb has a weaker effect than Rx. Notoginseng San Qi .
  3. This herb is primarily used for hematemesis or hemoptysis due to Blood Stasis and for postpartum bleeding.
  4. It stops bleeding from metal wounds and expels a dead fetus and afterbirth, but severely injures Yin and Blood.
  5. Hua Rui Shi , Rx. Notoginseng San Qi, Crinis Carbonisatus Xue Yu Tan, Pollen Typhae Pu Huang and Rx. Rubiae Qian Cao all stop bleeding and remove Stasis. They are often combined for all types of bleeding due to Stasis or when one must stop the bleeding without leaving any residual Stasis.Hua Rui Shi removes Stasis and stops bleeding by gathering and transforming the Blood. San Qi is one of the strongest of these herbs. It also stops pain and reduces swelling and is superior in the treatment of trauma. Xue Yu Tan generates flesh and helps wounds and ulcers heal over. Pu Huang promotes urination. Qian Cao cools the Blood and regulates menstruation. It is used when Heat in the Blood leads to bleeding and Stasis by drying the Blood.
  6. Calcined Ophicalcitum Duan Hua Rui Shi is more easily powdered and is less sour and astringent and less able to upset digestion. It is preferred for internal use It may also be used topically.
  7. Vinegar-calcined Ophicalcitum Cu Duan Hua Rui Shi is better able to astringe in order to stop bleeding.
  8. Sulfur-calcined Liu Huang Duan Hua Rui Shi is mainly used to treat sores topically and for bleeding due to trauma.