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Sodium Sulfate Hydrate
Sodium Sulfate Hydrate
TMPW No.:18278

Latin name Sal Mirabilis
Botanical source: Family name  
Botanical source: Plant name Na2SO4
Part used  
Empirical criteria for quality selection  
Constituents Other:
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
Property Cold
Flavor Salty, Bitter
Classification in "Shen-non Ben-cao Jing"  
TCM: Classification Purgatives
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.


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