Zhu Sha - Calm Shen
HT (0.3-1g)

 

Zhu Sha - The king sent his trusted advisor Zusha to find mercury...
While trying to find Mercury for his king, Zusha followed his heart all summer and finally encountered a hot toxic sea snake. After playing his harp for a while the sea snake's spirit was calmed and the snake anchored back into the ocean depths.

Zhu Sha didn't know that the snake was pregnant (cc: pregnancy) or he would have killed despite the illegality (note: illegal in the USA).

English Name: cinnabar
Pharmacuetical Name: Cinnabaris
Properties: toxic, sweet, cold

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
heart...summer... hot toxic clears HT heat; relieves heat toxicity
spirit was calmed... anchored anchors and calms spirit

 

       Zhu Sha Actions and Indications
  • Anchors and calms spirit (palpitations with anxiety; restlessness; insomnia, convulsions, epilepsy; in combination can treat these symptoms due to heat excess, or blood deficiency, hot phlegm)
  • Clears HT heat; relieves heat toxicity (topical or internal use for carbuncles, mouth sores, snake bite, sore throat; used as preserving powder to coat pills to prevent putrifecation)
  • (cc: pregnancy)
  • (cc: do not use large amounts for long time)
    Special Notes:
  • Mineral substances may injure the SP and ST, and should be used with caution.
  • Illegal in USA: Replaced with Long Gu and Huang Lian.
  • Calcined form will transform into mercury and greatly increase toxicity.

 
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