Hai Piao Xiao


Hai Piao Xiao in TCM:

Explore the properties of Hai Piao Xiao according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

English Name: cuttlebone, cuttlefish bone
Pharmacuetical Name: Endochoncha Sepiae
Properties: salty, astringent, slightly warm

Temperature: warm

Channels: ST, KD, LV

Flavors: astringent, salty
Tonifies: qi

Special Properties:
essence, stops bleeding

Actions / Indications:
  • Retains essence (nocturnal emission, premature ejaculation, vaginal discharge due to KD deficiency)
  • Stops bleeding (in combination for various bleeding disorders, such as uterine bleeding, blood in stools, hematemesis, used topically to stop bleeding due to traumatic injury)
  • Neutralizes stomach acid; relieves pain (stomach or epigastric pain, distasteful belching, acid regurgitation)

    Special Notes:
  • Peptic Ulcer: in one study 58 of 62 patients showed receovery when treated for peptic ulcer with 2-5g of an herbal formula 3 times daily. The herbal formula contained 85% Hai Piao Xiao and 15% Zhe Bei Mu.

  • (cc: yin deficiency with heat)