Pharmaceutical Name: Borneolum Syntheticum
Mineral Name: 1. Dryobalanops aromatica Gaertn. f.; 2. Blumea balsamifera DC.
Common Name: Borneol
Source of Earliest Record: Xinxiu Bencao
Part Used: The stems of dryobalanops aromatica are steamed and then cooled into crystals.
Natural Properties & Taste: Pungent, bitter and slightly cold
Meridians: Heart, spleen and lung
1. To open the orifices and clear the mind.
2. To clear heat and stop pain
1. Unconsciousness due to high fever. Borneol (Bingpian) is used with Musk (Shexiang) in the formula Angong Niuhuang Wan.
2. Red, swollen and painful eyes. Borneol (Bingpian) can be used alone as eye drops.
3. Sore throat or ulc eration of the mouth. Borneol (Bingpian) is used with Sodium borate (Pengsha) and the compound of Licorice root (Gancao) and Glauber salt (Mangxiao), also called Xuanming Fen, in the formula Bing Peng San.
Dosage: 0.03-0.1 g (in pill form)
Cautions & Contraindications: This substance should be used with caution during pregnancy.