Traditional Chinese Medicine/Shui Niu Jiao

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Name Means:

  • Shui-Water
  • Niu-Buffalo
  • Jiao-Horn

English Name:

  • Water Buffalo Horn

Chinese Name:

  • 水牛角

Taste & Temperature:

Channels:

  • Hand Shao Yin of Heart
  • Foot Jue Yin of Liver
  • Foot Yang Ming of Stomach

Actions & Indications:

  • Clear Heat & Cool Blood, for Heat in Blood level
  • Clear Blood Heat, stop bleeding
  • Clear Heat-Toxin
  • Clear Heat and suppress tremors
  • Replacement for Xi Jiao (Horn of the rhinoceros)

Contraindications:

  • Spleen/Stomach deficiency with diarrhea
  • Rashes in patients with deficient Qi and without high fever

Caution:

  • pregnancy

Antagonizes:

Dosage:

  • Thin Slices: 10-40 qian (30-120 grams)
  • Powdered: 2-5 qian (6-15 grams)

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