INDIVIDUAL HERBS

Pharmaceutical Latin: Pyritum
Common English: Pyrite
Herbs that Regulate the Blood: Herbs that Invigorate the Blood
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Acrid
Neutral
Liver
3-15g
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Dispels Blood Stasis, relieves pain and promotes healing of bones and sinews

Swellings and pain related to Stasis of Qi and Blood caused by external injury and especially fractures.

Promotes healing of fractures

CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Contraindicated for those with Yin and/or Blood Deficiency with empty Heat.
  • Once the bones have knit, discontinue use.
INCOMPATIBILITIES
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS

Hb. Lycopi
Ze Lan
Rx. Paeoniae Rubrae
Chi Shao

Olibanum
Ru Xiang
Myrrh
Mo Yao

Lignum Sappan
Su Mu
Olibanum
Ru Xiang
Myrrh
Mo Yao
Sanguis Draconis
Xue Jie

Pain due to Blood Stasis.

Internally and externally as a wash for pain and swelling due to traumatic injury, especially for fractures.

External and traumatic injuries.

Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui
Rz. et Rx. Notopterygii
Qiang Huo
Rz. Drynariae
Gu Sui Bu
Olibanum
Ru Xiang

 

 

Bone fractures with severe pain and swelling.

 

 

  1. This herb is most often used in pills or powders but can be used in decoctions if pulverized.
  2. Ground and mixed with wine, it anchors and settles the Spirit manifesting as palpitations and anxiety
  3. It is commonly used to treat External and traumatic injuries by reducing swelling, relieving pain, and facilitating and speeding recovery from broken bones.
  4. Calcined Pyritum Duan Zi Ran Tong is stronger at dispersing Stagnation and stopping pain.