Pharmaceutical Latin: Halloysitum Rubrum
Common English: Red Halloysite
Red Kaolin
Herbs that Stabilize and Bind (Astringents)
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Large Intestine
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Astringes the Intestines and stops diarrhea

Chronic diarrhea, often accompanied by undigested food due to Deficiency Cold

Chronic dysenteric disorders with mucus and Blood in the stool

Contains the Blood and stops bleeding

Bleeding from Deficiency Cold in the Lower Jiao with uterine bleeding, excessive menstruation, hemafecia and bleeding prolapsed rectum

Bleeding due to trauma (topical)

Promotes healing of wounds topically (generates flesh)


Chronic non-healing ulcers

Weeping sores

Prolapsed rectum

  • Use caution during pregnancy.
  • Contraindicated for those with hot diarrhea.
  • Contraindicated for those with early-stage dysentery.
  • Contraindicated for those with Damp-Heat associated with Excess.
  • Ingestion of this substance and drugs should be separated by at least two hours to avoid interference with proper absorption.

Yu Yu Liang

Rz. Zingiberis
Gan Jiang
Rx. Paeoniae Alba
Bai Shao

Rz. Zingiberis
Gan Jiang
Rx. Paeoniae Alba
Bai Shao

Rx. Codonopsis
Dang Shen
Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Bai Zhu

Chronic diarrhea, dysenteric disorders or incontinence with Large Intestine Qi Deficiency.

Incessant uterine bleeding without clotting.

Purulent, bloody stool and abdominal pain associated with chronic dysenteric disorders.

Rectal prolapse due to Deficiency Cold.

Purulent, bloody stool and abdominal pain associated with chronic dysenteric disorders with concurrent Qi Deficiency.

Rectal prolapse due to Deficiency Cold with concurrent Qi Deficiency.

Rz. Coptidis
Huang Lian
Rx. Scutellariae
Huang Qin
Rz. Zingiberis
Gan Jiang

Endoconcha Sepiae
Hai Piao Xiao
Cacumen Platycladi
Ce Bai Ye

Flos Sophorae
Huai Hua
Rx. Sanguisorbae
Di Yu

Chronic, recurrent dysenteric disorders accompanied by such symptoms as tenesmus and the presence of thick mucoid stool.

Excessive uterine bleeding due to Deficiency Cold.


Fossilia Ossis Mastodi
Long Gu
Resina Daemonoropis
Xue Jie
Ru Xiang

Terra Flava Usta
Zao Xin Tu

Rz. Zingiberis
Gan Jiang
Sm. Oryzae
Geng Mi

As a powder for chronic non-healing ulcers, weeping sores or bleeding.

As a topical powder for prolapsed rectum.

Dysentery with pus and Blood.

Endoconcha Sepiae
Hai Piao Xiao
Fol. Artemisiae Argyi
Ai Ye
Colla Corii Asini
E Jiao
Rx. Paeoniae Alba
Bai Shao
Rx. Astragali
Huang Qi

Sm. Euryales
Qian Shi
Cornu Cervi Degelatinatum
Lu Jiao Shuang
Fr. Cnidii
She Chuang Zi

Uterine bleeding.

Bloody vaginal discharge.


  1. Some sources say that this herb removes Dampness, warms the Middle Jiao, moves Qi and invigorates the muscles.
  2. Chi Shi Zhi, Limonitum Yu Yu Liang and Per. Papaveris Ying Su Ke all bind the Intestines, stop diarrhea and stabilize to stop incessant uterine bleeding and are often combined to enhance these actions. Yu Yu Liang is heavier than Chi Shi Zhi, and astringes the lower Jiao, without tonifying or augmenting the Stomach, while Chi Shi Zhi being sweet and warm, augments the Qi, generates flesh, and adjusts the Middle. It is more appropriate for sores that fail to heal due to Qi Deficiency, and diarrhea or uterine bleeding disorders due to inability to securely store. Ying Su Ke is light in weight and slightly cold. It enters the Qi level and preserves the Lungs.
  3. Calcined Halloysite Duan Chi Shi Zhi is sweet, astringent and warm Its astringent nature is enhanced and its ability to stop bleeding, vaginal discharge and diarrhea is increased. It is generally preferred for internal use. Place in a cotton bag before decocting.