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Gypsum

Gypsum is the represent herb of acrid cold .It can clear away heat and toxic material. It is the major herb of patent medicine Baihu soup, so many people are afraid of its strong function when using it. However, a famous doctor used it to cure many patients.
As Shennong report, gypsum is spicy and little cold. It is not so cold but it is quite efficient to fever.
Gypsum is efficient to inflammatory diseases such as cephalitis, pneumonia, hepatitis, nephritis. Cephalitis patients often have cold limbs so doctors may be afraid to use cold herbs. In fact, surface cold means inner heat, the more the cold is outside, the more the heat is inside. So cold herb is necessary for this condition. Read more…

Kong Bohua and Acrid Cold

Kong Bohua, one of the four most famous doctor of Beijing in the past century, is the creater of acrid cold faction.
This Chinese medicine theory is based on the faction of warm disease. Kong Bohua consider that disease change as circumstance change and climate change. He consider that as the weather becomer warmer and warmer, more and more disease are caused by heat. So we should use some acrid cold herb to cure it.
Doctor Kong like the herb gypsum(生石膏) most, so he is called gypsum kong by people love him. This herb is spicy and a little cold, it is good for fever.