TCM Materia Medica
The TCM herb "mang xiao" which in english is "glauber's salt", is categorized within the "herbs that drain downward" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the large intestine and stomach channels and exhibits acrid, bitter (ku), cold (han) and salty (xian) taste/temperature properties.
Dosages and preparations will vary according to each individual and the overall approach of a formula, but generally this herb has the following dosage and/or preparation guidelines:
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
Mang Xiao has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).
While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, mang xiao is generally included in the following 2 formulas:
As noted above, mang xiao is within the herbs that drain downward functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
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