Chinese Herbs: Zi Ran Tong (Pyrite), Pyritum
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Chinese Herbs: Zi Ran Tong (Pyrite), Pyritum

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Herbs that Invigorate Blood and Remove Stagnation

Neutral Zi Ran Tong (Pyritum)
Spicy, Bitter, Neutral
Tone Marks:
zì rán tóng
Natural Copper

Chinese Herb Actions

  • Dispels Blood Stasis, Relieves Pain, Heals Broken Bones and Sinews
    For fractured bones, traumatic injuries with swelling, pain, inflammation, and bruising. Also for sprains, strains, and contusions.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • None Noted

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

  • None Noted
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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 3-9 grams in decoction (Bensky)
  • 10-15 grams in decoction, 0.3 grams in powder or pills (Chen)

Chinese Herb Notes

  • This is one of the most important herbs in the trauma departments in China

Chinese Herb Combinations:

  1. Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis)
  2. Mo Yao (Resina Myrrhae)
  3. Ru Xiang (Resina Olibani)
  4. Zi Ran Tong (Pyritum)
Combined Indications:
  • Strains and Fractures

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas: