|Latin name||Sal Mirabilis|
|Botanical source: Family name|
|Botanical source: Plant name||Na2SO4|
|Empirical criteria for quality selection|
Na2SO4 (96～98%); small amount of NaCl, MgCl2, MgSO4, CaSO4 are contained.
|Pharmacological effects||Intestinal hyperperistalsis.|
|Indications||As a mild laxative, digestive and diuretic, it is applied to treat abdominal mass with excess syndrome of yang in the interior, retention of undigested food, abdominal distention, feeling of precordial and abdominal resistance. It is generally blended with Rei Rhizoma.|
|Diseases||Full stomach, Abdominal pain, Constipation, High fever, Disturbance of consciousness, Lower abdominal pain, Throat ulcer, Stomatitis, Red eye, Eye pain|
|Formulas||kippidaiobokushoto , saikokaboshoto , daiobotampito , daikankyoto , daijokito , choijokito , tsudosan , tokakujokito , toryuto , bofutsushosan , mokuboikyosekkokabukuryoboshoto , ryokakusan|
|Meridian tropism||Stomach, Large intestine, Triple energizer|
|Classification in "Shen-non Ben-cao Jing"|
|TCM: Medicinal effects||To soften the dry feces, to relax the bowels and purge off heat, and to remove fire and cause subsidence of swelling.
For constipation with retention of dry feces and purge off heat, appendicitis. External use: Mastitis, painful swollen hemorrhoids.
|Remarks||Listed in the Japanese Pharmacopoeia 18th ed.|