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Zi Ran Tong (Pyrite)

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Neutral Zi Ran Tong (Pyritum)
Channels:
LIV, KI
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Neutral
Latin:
Pyritum
Chinese:
自然铜
Tone Marks:
zì rán tóng
Translation:
Natural Copper

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.

Contraindications and Cautions

  • None Noted

Herb-Drug Interactions

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.

Toxicity and Overdose

  • None Noted

Dosage

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

Notes

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

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: