Pinyin: mang xiao

ENGLISH NAME: Sodium sulfate
LATIN NAME: Natrii Sulfas

Pinyin: mang xiao

Properties: salty, bitter, cold
Channels Entered: Lung, Stomach, Large Intestine

CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Purges Excess, Softens Hardness

2. Clears Heat and Sedates Fire

DOSAGE
10 to 15 grams. Dissolve in hot water or herbal decoction immediately before administration.

CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICATIONS
• Mang Xíao is contraindicated in patients who have deficiency and cold of the spleen and Stomach.
• Use of Mang Xiao is contraindicated during pregnancy.
• Use of Mang Xíao topically 岛r breast abscess in a nursing mother may lead to decreased (or termination of) lactation. Therefore, it should be used only if necessary, and dis- continued immediately when the desired effect is achieved.