Glauber salt (Mangxiao)
Pharmaceutical Name: Natrii Sulfas
Mineral Name: 1. Mirabilite. 2. Glauber salt. 3. Sodium sulfate
Common Name: Mirabilite, Glauber salt
Source of Earliest Record: Mingyi Bielu
Part Used: Sodium sulfate
Natural Properties & Taste: Salty, bitter and cold
Meridians: Stomach and large intestine
1. To purge feces downward.
2. To soften hardness.
3. To clear heat.
Indications & Combinations:
1. Constipation. Glauber salt (Mangxiao) is used with Rhubarb (Dahuang) in the formula Dachengqi Tang.
2. Sore throat, ulcerated mouth, red eyes or boils. Glauber salt (Mangxiao) is used with Sodium borate (Pengsha) and Borneol (Bingpian) for external use.
Dosage: 10-15 g
Cautions & Contraindications: This herb is contraindicated during pregnancy.