Pinyin: hai piao xiao

ENGLISH NAME: Cuttlebone

LATIN NAME: Sepiae Endoconcha

Pinyin: hai piao xiao

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

DOSAGE
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.