Glauber’s Salt (Mangxiao)

Glauber's Salt (Mangxiao)

Pharmaceutical Name: Natrii Sulfas
Botanical Name: Mirabilite
Glauber's salt
Sodium sulfate
Common Name:Mirabilite
Glauber's salt
Source of Earliest Record: Mingyi Bielu
art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations: Sodium sulfate
Properties and Taste: Salty, bitter and cold
Meridian: Stomach and large intestines
Functions: To purge feces downward
To soften hardness
To clear heat
Indications and Combinations: 1.     Constipation.
*Use with Rhubarb (Dahuang) in the formula Dachengqi Tang
2.  Sore throat, ulcerated mouth, red eyes or boils.
*Use with Sodium borate (Pengsha) and Borneol (Bingpian) for external use.
Dosage: 10-15 g
Cautions: This herb is contraindicated during pregnancy