Salty and cold
Liver and heart
1. To pacify the liver and subdue endogenous wind; 2. To clear liver fire and brighten the eyes; 3. To clear heat and release toxins.
1. Endogenous wind due to extreme heat manifested as high fever, spasms and convulsions. Antelope horn (Ling Yang Jiao) is used with Uncaria stem (Gou Teng), Chrysanthemum flower (Ju Hua) and Fresh rehmannia root (Shengdihuaang) in the formula Lingjiao Gouteng Tang.2. Hyperactivity or liver yang manifested as dizziness, distending sensation in the head and blurred vision. Antelope horn (Lingyangjiao) is used with Sea-ear shell (Shijueming0, Prunella spike (Xia Ku Cao) and Chrysanthemum flower (Juhua).3. Flaring up or liver fire manifested as red eyes, painful and swollen eyes and headache. Antelope horn (Lingyangjiao) is used with Capejasmine (Zhi Zi), Chinese gentian (Long Dan Cao) and Cassia seed (Jue Ming Zi) in the formula Lingyangjiao San.4. High fever, loss of consciousness, delirium and mania. Antelope horn (Lingyangjiao) is used with Gypsum (Shi Gao) and Rhinoceros horn (Xijiao) in the formula Zixue Dan.
1-3 g; 0.3-0.5 g for powder