Zhu Sha


Zhu Sha in TCM:

Explore the properties of Zhu Sha according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

English Name: cinnabar
Pharmacuetical Name: Cinnabaris
Properties: toxic, sweet, cold

Temperature: cold

Channels: HT

Flavors: toxic, sweet

Special Properties:
clears heat

Actions / Indications:
  • Anchors and calms spirit (palpitations with anxiety; restlessness; insomnia, convulsions, epilepsy; in combination can treat these symptoms due to heat excess, or blood deficiency, hot phlegm)
  • Clears HT heat; relieves heat toxicity (topical or internal use for carbuncles, mouth sores, snake bite, sore throat; used as preserving powder to coat pills to prevent putrifecation)
  • (cc: pregnancy)
  • (cc: do not use large amounts for long time)

    Special Notes:
  • Mineral substances may injure the SP and ST, and should be used with caution.
  • Illegal in USA: Replaced with Long Gu and Huang Lian.
  • Calcined form will transform into mercury and greatly increase toxicity.