Pinyin name: Dai Zhe Shi
Aka: Zhe Shi, Ruddle, Red Ochre
Source: Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing
English name: Haematite
Pharmaceutical name: Haematitum
Properties: bitter, cold
Channels entered: heart, liver
Chinese therapeutic actions: Calms the liver, anchors rising yang, redirects rebellious Chi downwards, cools the blood, and stops bleeding.
This herb is available by the pound in either raw or powdered form.