INDIVIDUAL HERBS

Pharmaceutical Latin: Cornu Saigae Tataricae
Cornu Antelopis
Common English: Antelope Horn
Substances that Extinguish Wind and Stop Tremors
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Salty
Cold
Heart
Liver
(Lung)
1-5g decocted by itself for at least 2 hours
Powder: 0.3-0.5g
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Drains Liver Heat, calms the Liver, extinguishes Wind and controls spasms and convulsions

Childhood seizure and convulsion disorder especially due to high fever

Ying and Xue Stage Heat with stubborn high fevers

Extreme Heat Generates Wind

Liver Wind

Calms the Liver and anchors Yang

An important substance for Liver Yang Rising with dizziness, vertigo, irritability, restlessness and splitting headaches

Clears the Liver and improves vision

Headache, red and swollen eyes or photophobia due to Blazing Liver Fire

Drains Heat and clears Fire toxicity

Heat Attacks the Pericardium with high fever, delirium, manic behavior and, in extreme case, loss of consciousness

Clears Damp-Heat

Wind-Damp-Heat Bi

CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Contraindicated in those with convulsions from Spleen Deficiency.
  • Do not use in the absence of Fire.
INCOMPATIBILITIES
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS

Ram. cum Uncis Uncaria
Gou Teng
Rx. Rehmanniae
Sheng Di Huang
Flos Chrysanthemi
Ju Hua

Rx. Saposhnikoviae
Fang Feng
Rx. Angelicae Pubescentis
Du Huo
Sm. Zizyphi Spinosae
Suan Zao Ren

Hb. Taxilli
Sang Ji Sheng
Fossilia Ossis Mastodi
Long Gu
Concha Ostreae
Mu Li

Convulsions and opisthotonis associated with Liver Wind generated by Warm Febrile Disease.

Eclampsia due to Liver Yin Deficiency.

Eclampsia due to Liver Yin Deficiency.

Ram. cum Uncis Uncariae
Gou Teng
Silicea Bambusae Concretio
Tian Zhu Huang
Rx. Curcumae
Yu Jin

Cornu Bubali
Shui Niu Jiao
Sm. Coicis
Yi Yi Ren
Rx. Gentianae Macrophyllae
Qin Jiao

Concha Haliotidis
Shi Jue Ming
Carapax Testudinis
Gui Jia
Flos Chrysanthemi
Ju Hua

Seizure disorders.

Wind-Stroke with problems speaking and moving the limbs.

Liver Yang Rising.

Concha Haliotidis
Shi Jue Ming
Flos Chrysanthemi
Ju Hua
Rx. Scutellariae
Huang Qin

Sm. Cassiae
Jue Ming Zi
Rx. Scutellariae
Huang Qin
Rx. Gentianae
Long Dan Cao

(Flos Chrysanthemi)
(Ju Hua)

Rz. Alismatis
Ze Xie
Rz. Polygoni Odorati
Yu Zhu
Flos Chrysanthemi
Ju Hua

Headache, vertigo, painful, red eyes pressure pain in the eyeball, blurred vision, nausea and vomiting due to Liver Fire Blazing.

Hypertension.

Red, swollen eyes due to Liver Fire.

Acute superficial visual obstruction not primarily due to Deficiency.

Gypsum Fibrosum
Shi Gao
Cornu Bubali

Shui Niu Jiao
Rz. Anemarrhenae
Zhi Mu

Rx. Astragali
Huang Qi
Flos Lonicerae
Jin Yin Hua

Gypsum Fibrosum
Shi Gao

High fever, incoherent speech, maculae, and sometimes convulsions due to Warm heat pathogen.

Remnants of toxin near the end of a pox disease.

Skin rash and delirium due to high fever.

Ram. Mori
Sang Zhi
Rx. Paeoniae Alba
Bai Shao
Rz. Atractylodis
Cang Zhu

Rx. Rehmanniae
Sheng Di Huang
Ram. cum Uncis Uncariae
Gou Teng
Rx. Paeoniae Alba
Bai Shao
Flos Chrysanthemi
Ju Hua

Rx. Saposhnikoviae
Fang Feng
Rx. Angelicae Pubescentis
Du Huo
Poria Pararadicis
Fu Shen

Wind-Damp-Heat Bi.

Dizziness and vertigo.

Epilepsy.

Ram. cum Uncis Uncariae
Gou Teng
Concretio Bambusae Silicea
Tian
Zhu Huang
Rx. Curcumae
Yu Jin
Cinnabaris
Zhu Sha

Gypsum Fibrosum
Shi Gao
Glauberitum
Han Shui Shi
Moschus
She Xiang

White Tiger Decoction
Bai Hu Tang

Epilepsy with palpitations and fear.

High fever, delirium and convulsions.

High fever, delirium and subcutaneous bleeding.

  1. Because it clears Heat and toxins, it may be used for recalcitrant high fevers generating internal Wind.
  2. It is a very important substance for calming Liver Yang and treating acute Heat ailments with hard swelling.
  3. This herb is not as effective at clearing Heat and relieving toxicity as Cornu Rhinoceri Xi Jiao, but is more effective at relieving spasms and extinguishing Wind. In severe cases of coma and convulsion due to high fever, the “two horns” are often used together. This herb may substitute for Xi Jiao.
  4. Goat Horn, Cornu Naemorhedis Shan Yang Jiao is salty, cold, enters the Liver channel and has properties similar to this herb but is weaker. It pacifies the Liver, and treats Liver Fire or Liver Yang Rising. It can be used as a substitute in doses of 9-15 gm. It is combined with Ram. Uncariae cum Uncis Gou Teng, Rz. Gastrodiae Tian Ma, Concha Haliotidis Shi Jue Ming, and Rz. Paridis Chong Lou, for Liver Yang Rising, with Rx. Gentianae Long Dan Cao and Rz. Coptidis Huang Lian, for high fever with tremors and convulsions and Flos Chrysanthemi Ju Hua, Fol. Mori Sang Ye and Sp. Prunellae Xia Ku Cao, for redness and pain of the eyes due to Liver Yang Rising. It should be cooked separately for 1/2 hour before adding to the decoction.
  5. Both this herb and Ram. cum Uncis Uncariae Gou Teng calm the Liver, extinguish Liver Wind, clear Heat and settle convulsions. They treat tremors and convulsions due to high fever or Heat in the Liver channel with Liver Yang Rising leading to headaches, dizziness and red eyes and are often used together. This herb is very effective at entering the Blood level to clear Heat and relieve toxicity with rashes or measles sinking internally. Gou Teng enters the Qi level and clears and drains Heat to treat Wind-Heat related problems such as headache and red eyes or spots and rashes failing to emerge.
  6. Both Ling Yang Jiao and Carapax Eretmochelydis Dai Mao calm the Liver, extinguish Wind, clear Heat, resolve toxicity and treat Wind from extreme Heat with spasms, convulsions and seizures. Both can also be used to treat maculae, and rashes associated with febrile disease. Ling Yang Jiao focuses on the Liver channel with a strong ability to extinguish Wind and can also be used to clear the eyes. Dai Mao focuses on the Heart channel, opens the orifices, and calms the Spirit while also settling jitteriness and anxiety and improving impaired consciousness. It also nourishes the Liver and Kidneys to anchor the Yang.
  7. This substance has also been used to treat dysentery, erysipelas, postpartum infection and depression. Continual use was said to strengthen the bones and muscles and increase male potency.