Red Ochre (Daizheshi)

Red Ochre (Daizheshi)

Pharmaceutical Name: Hematitum
Botanical Name: Hematite
Common Name:Hematite
Red Ochre
Source of Earliest Record: Shennong Bencao Jing
Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations: The hematite mineral is dug and smashed into small pieces or ground into powder.
Properties and Taste: Bitter and cold
Meridian: Liver and heart
Functions: To pacify the liver and subdue the yang
To conduct rebellious qi downward and stop vomiting
To stop bleeding
Indications and Combinations: 1.     Deficient yin of the liver and kidneys and hyperactivity of liver yang manifested as distension and pain in the head and eyes, dizziness and vertigo.
*Use with Dragon's bone (Longgu), Oyster shell (Muli), White peony root (Baishao), Tortoise plastron (Guiban) and Cyathula root (Niuxi) in the formula Zhengan Xifeng Tang.

2. Rebellious stomach qi manifested as vomiting and belching
*Use with Inula flower (Xuanfuhua), Fresh ginger. (Shengjiang) and Pinellia tuber (Banxia) in the formula Xuanfu Daizhe Tang.

3.   Asthma due to deficiency of the lung and kidneys.
*Use with Ginseng (Renshen) and Dogwood fruit (Shanzhuyu).

4.     Extravasation of blood by heat manifested as vomiting with blood and epistaxis.
*Use with White peony root (Baishao), Bamboo shavings (Zhuru) and Arctium fruit (Niubangzi) in the formula Hanjiang Tang.

5.     Chronic uterine bleeding manifested as dizziness and blurred vision due to deficient blood.
*Use with Limonite (Yuyuliang), Red halloysite (Chishizhi), Frankincense (Ruxiang) and Myrrh (Moyao) in the formula Zhenling Dan.
Dosage: 10-30 g
Cautions: This substance should be used with caution during pregnancy.