Edited by Zhang Jian
Tell you the origin of each Chinese medicine:
Storytelling and Chinese Medicine·Volume 2
2. The story of Glauber's salt
When it comes to Glauber's salt, you have to mention Hu Wanlin. Because of the "glauber's salt", this person has changed from a prisoner to a genius doctor, and then a prisoner.
Hu Wanlin was sentenced to life imprisonment for intentional homicide in 1991 and was taken to Xinjiang Hamuhuti Prison to serve his sentence. Because he had learned some medical skills before, he first treated some prisoners in prison, and then occasionally treated some relatives and friends of the prison police. After some time, the prison staff wanted Hu Wanlin to practice medicine in the society to benefit the surrounding people. Therefore, in 1994, Hu Wanlin went to the County Health Bureau to apply for a temporary medical permit and opened a temporary clinic. Compared with others, Hu Wanlin is unique in that he is very bold. When taking medicine, the dosage is often several times the maximum dosage recorded in medical books. He especially likes to use Glauber's salt, generally the maximum dose can only be 80g, and Hu Wanlin is 250g once. Since the opening of the clinic, only thenardite, Hu Wanlin used 100 kilograms in one day the most. High-dose use of Glauber's salt can indeed achieve the purpose of reducing swelling and softening tumors. This is why some patients, especially cancer and tumor patients, feel that their condition has improved after taking Hu Wanlin's medicine. When taking the medicine prescribed by Hu Wanlin, he would instruct the patient to drink a lot of water, let the patient vomit and diarrhea, and eliminate the toxins produced by the medicine. With the increase in fame, Hu Wanlin's courage to use medicine has also grown. The small pot that was originally used for decocting medicine was replaced with a large pot, and the cooking place was moved from indoors to the open air.
After being released from prison, Hu Wanlin began his so-called medical career again at Weida Hospital in Shangqiu, Henan. He Suyun, a 55-year-old excellent primary school teacher in Shangqiu City, suffers from hypertension. In September 1998, He Suyun's daughter Fu Chunmei heard that Shangqiu's newly built Weida Hospital had hired a genius doctor to treat all kinds of incurable and incurable diseases, so she came to see the "master" on September 28. Hu Wanlin said: "I treat high blood pressure the same way I treat a cold." He immediately got a prescription from the "master" and took the medicine home. He Suyun, who hopes to get rid of hypertension, drinks the "magic medicine" that is actually a syrup of Glauber's salt every day. After the medicine was taken, I felt the fire in my abdomen, and my stomach was overwhelmed. After drinking it a second time, I felt exhausted, dizzy and dizzy. The family quickly carried He to Weida Hospital, but no one in the hospital paid attention to the matter. He Suyun died shortly afterwards. The core theory of Hu Zhiyi is that all diseases of a person are caused by water, and those who are sick should be forced to "dehydrate" with Glauber's salt. Glauber's salt is used as a strong laxative in traditional Chinese medicine. The dosage of ordinary people does not exceed 15g, but Hu uses a lot of it several times a day, which causes all patients to vomit and diarrhea quickly, and finally kills many people.
Glauber's salt has the effect of reducing the accumulation of accumulation, and if used properly, it can cure diseases and save people; if used improperly, it can become a tiger and wolf medicine, killing people!
[Drug Name] Glauber's salt
【Alias】Pen Xiao, Mang Xiao.
[Medicinal properties] salty, bitter, cold. Return to the stomach and large intestine meridian.
【Efficacy】Relief and attack accumulation, moisturize dryness and soften firmness, clear away heat and reduce swelling.
1. Excess heat accumulation, fullness and pain, constipation. This product can reduce the accumulation of constipation, and it can clear heat, taste salty, moist, dry and firm. It is especially suitable for people with accumulation of extremity heat and dry stool. It is often used in conjunction with rhubarb to enhance the laxative effect of purging, such as Dachengqi Decoction and Tiaoweichengqi Decoction ("Treatise on Febrile Diseases"). Recently, it is also commonly used in patients with cholelithiasis, abdominal pain and constipation.
2. Intestinal carbuncle and abdominal pain. This product can relieve bowel movement, clear fire and reduce swelling, and treat intestinal carbuncle abdominal pain. It can be used equably with rhubarb, tree peony peel and peach kernel, such as rhubarb peony soup ("Golden Chamber"); Use with rhubarb and garlic, mash and apply externally.
3. Breast carbuncle, hemorrhoids, swelling and pain, sore throat, mouth sore, red eyes, swelling and pain. This product has the effect of clearing heat and reducing swelling. To treat breast carbuncle at the beginning, use this product to dissolve water or wrap with gauze for external application; to treat hemorrhoids swelling and pain, use this product to decoct and wash outside; to treat sore throat and tongue sores, it can be used together with borax, borneol and cinnabar , Such as Bing Boron powder ("Surgery Authentic"), or watermelon frost made from Glauber's salt in watermelon for external use; to treat redness and swelling of the eyes, use Glauber's salt to put tofu on water or make eye drops with xuanming powder for external use.
[Usage and Dosage] 10-15g, poured into concoction or dissolved in boiling water, take it. Appropriate amount for external use.
[Precautions for use] Pregnant women and lactating women should avoid or use it with caution.
[Identification of medications] Glauber's salt and rhubarb are all purgatives, which are usually used to treat dry intestinal constipation. However, rhubarb has a bitter taste and has a strong diarrhea effect, which has the effect of purging the stomach and intestines. It is the main medicine for curing constipation due to heat; Glauber's salt is salty, which can be soft and firm, and good at removing dry feces. Glauber's salt also clears fire and reduces swelling, but it is often used externally to treat sore carbuncle swelling and pain. Rhubarb suffers from the subsidence of bitter cold, relieves the fire, cools the blood and detoxifies, clears damp-heat, treats the syndromes of heat toxin, bleeding and damp-heat internal accumulation, and can promote blood circulation and relieve blood stasis.