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Hǔ Pò 琥珀

Pharmaceutical name Succinum Amber
Category Calm the Spirit
Key Properties Settles & Calms the Spirit
Unblocks Blood Stagnation
Facilitates Urination
Properties Sweet
Tropism UB, HT, LV
Actions & Indications 1) Arrests Tremors & Palpitations & Calms the Spirit
2) Invigorate Blood, Dissipates Stasis, & Unblocks Menses
3) Promotes Urination & Unblocks Painful Urinary Dribbling
4) Reduces Swelling & Promotes Healing
Dosages 1.5-3g; do not decoct or calcine
Contraindications (TCM) CI: Yin Def w/ heat signs and/or frequent urination
Contraindications (Western) May cause drowsiness or sedation
Chemical Composition Diabietinolic acid, succinic acid, succoxyabietic acid, succinoabietinolic acid, succinosilvic acid, succinoresinol, succinoabietol, succinic acid, benzine, resin, essential oils, trace amounts of Mg, Ca, Fe, Al, Pb, Zn, Ni, Sn, Ti, Mn, Sr
Pharmacological Effects • CNS suppressant: administration in mice reduced spontaneous movement and prolonged sleeping time induced by barbiturates
Herb-Drug Interactions
Classical Formula(s)

Ding Xian Wan (delete Zhu Sha)(Arrest Seizures Pill) 定涎丸(減硃砂)

Zhi Bao Dan (Greatest Treasure Special Pill) (deleted Niu Huang, She Xiang, Xiong Huang, Zhu Sha, An Xi Xiang; Dai Mao substituted with Bie Jia) 至寶丹(減牛黃,麝香,雄黃,硃砂,安息香;玳瑁用鱉甲代替)


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