|Pharmaceutical Name:||Borneolum Syntheticum|
|Botanical Name:||Dryobalanops aromatica Gaertn. F.
Blumea balsamifera DC.
|Source of Earliest Record:||Xinxiu Bencao|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The stems of dryobalanops aromatica are steamed and then cooled into crystals.|
|Properties and Taste:||Pungent, bitter and slightly cold|
|Meridian:||Pungent, bitter and slightly cold|
|Functions:||Heart, spleen and lung|
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Unconsciousness due to high fever.
*Use with Musk (Shexiang) in the formula Angong Niuhuang Wan.
2. Red, swollen and painful eyes.
*Use alone as eye drops.
3. Sore throat or ulceration of the mouth.
*Use with Sodium borate (Pengsha) and the compound of Licorice root (Gancao) and Glauber's salt (Mangxiao), also called Xuanming Fen, in the formula Bing Peng San.
|Dosage:||0.03-0.1 g (in pill form)|
|Cautions:||This substance should be used with caution during pregnancy.|