Pinyin: hai piao xiao
ENGLISH NAME: Cuttlebone
LATIN NAME: Sepiae Endoconcha
Properties: salty, astringent, slightly warm
Channels Entered: Liver, Kidney
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Stops Bleeding
2. Consolidates Jing (Essence) and Stops Leukorrhea
3. Neutralizes Stomach Acid and Relieves Pain
4. Resolves Dampness and Promotes Healing
6 to 12 grams in decoction, 1.5 to 3 grams as powder.
CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICATIONS
• Hai Píao Xiao should be used with caution in yin-deficient patients with heat or exterior conditions.