Botanical Name: Natrii Sulfas
Taste: bitter, acrid, salty
Temperature: very cold
Cautions & Contraindications:
- Contraindicated in cases of cold from deficiency of the Spleen and Stomach, and during pregnancy. When used externally to promote lactation, its use should cease as soon as an effect is seen, as overuse can lead to a reduction in lactation.
Actions & Indications:
- Purges accumulation and guides out stagnation: for heat in the Stomach and Intestines with constipation; this substance moistens dryness and softens hardness.
- Clears heat and drains fire: for a wide variety of problems associated with heat in the Lungs and/or Stomach. Especially useful for accumulation such as phlegm or clumping in the Intestines.
- Clears heat and reduces swelling: for red, swollen, painful eyes; painful, swollen, ulcerated mouth or throat; and red, swollen skin lesions including breast problems. For external use. Can be used alone for the early stages of breast abscess before it has suppurated. Also helps promote lactation.