Botanical Name: Sepiae Endoconcha
Category: Stabilize & Bind
Taste: Salty, Astringent
Temperature: Slightly Warm
Channels Entered: Kidney, Liver, Stomach
Cautions & Contraindications:
- Extended use may lead to constipation.
- According to some traditional sources, this herb antagonizes Zhi Fu Zi and Bai Ji.
Actions & Indications:
- Restrains, holds in, and stops bleeding: for a wide variety of bleeding patterns, especially those from deficiency. Also used topically as a powder to stop bleeding from traumatic injury.
- Secures the essence and stops discharge: for nocturnal emissions, premature ejaculation, or vaginal discharge due to Kidney deficiency. It is so effective as stopping vaginal discharge that it is used for that purpose from a variety of causes.
- Controls acidity and alleviates pain: used to harmonize Stomach acidity where the symptoms are stomach or epigastric pain, distasteful belching, or acid regurgitation.
- Resolves dampness and promotes healing: used topically in powdered form for chronic, non-healing skin ulcers or damp rashes of long duration.