Silver As Medicine – Ben Cao Medical Book
Definition: Silver is a valuable pale grey metal that is used for making jewellery and ornaments. Items made in solid…
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Native Copper As Medicine – Ben Cao Medical Book
Definition: Native copper is an uncombined form of copper which occurs as a natural mineral. Odour & Nature: Pungent, mild…
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Vermilion As Medicine – Ben Cao Medical Book
Definition: Vermilion (sometimes spelled vermillion, Chinese: 银朱) is a brilliant red or scarlet pigment originally made from the powdered mineral…
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Synthetic Cinnabar As Medicine – Ben Cao Medical Book
Definition: Synthetic cinnabar (Chinese: 灵砂) is produced by treatment of mercury with sulfur and other salts. Odour & Nature: Bitter,…
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Saltpeter As Medicine – Ben Cao Medical Book
Definition: Niter, or nitre (Chinese: 硝石), is the mineral form of potassium nitrate, KNO3, also known as saltpeter or saltpeter.…
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Realgar As Medicine – Ben Cao Medical Book
Definition: Realgar (雄黄) is an arsenic sulfide mineral, also known as “ruby sulphur” or “ruby of arsenic”. It is a…
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