马钱子散 (simplified, Pinyin 馬錢子散), traditional
A yellowish-brown powder used in small quantities of 0.2 to 0.4 grams in traditional Chinese medicine "to dispel wind and dampness, promote blood circulation in the treatment of pain of arms and waist, general aching, and muscular atrophy caused by wind, cold and damp". It is never prescribed in quantities of more than 0.6 grams as it can induce seizures.
|Semen Strychni (scalded with sand)||马钱子 (砂烫)||8.0|
|Pheretima (removed from mud and baked to brown)||地龙||93.5|
- State Pharmacopoeia Commission of the PRC (2005). "Pharmacopoeia of The People’s Republic of China (Volume I)". Chemical Industry Press. ISBN 7117069821.