Cornu Cervi Pantotrichum
Name: Cornu Cervi Pantotrichum
Resource: The horn of the male beast of Cervus nippon Temminck or C.elaphus L.,family Cerridae.
Characteristic: Horn of C.nippon:Cylindrical,branching,one branch bifurcated or two branches trifurcated.The top of the branches enlarged and obtuse,20-30 cm high,4-5 cm in diameter.Surface yellow-brown,densely covered with fine hairs.Section of the base yellow-white,with small porse.Prepared as round thin pieces,whitish even and soft.Unplesant in odour.Horn of C.elaphus:Thicker than the former,surface grey-brown.Section deeper in colour,with larger pores.Prepared pieces dark yellow and harder,some even osseous.Sweet and salty in taste,warm in nature,and attributive to kidney and liver channels.
Pharmacodynamics: Invigorate kidney-yang,supplement essence and blood and strengthen the tendons and bones:For deficiency of kidney-yang manifested as cold limbs,fatigue,backache,impotence,emission and frequent micturition,enuresis,sterility,metrorrhagia or leucorrhagia;for hypofunction of kidney with shortness of breath and dyspnea;for yang-deficiency and insufficiency of essence and blood manifested as flaccidity of extremities,or maldevelopment,delayed walking,delayed teeth eruption and delayed closure of fontanel in infants,or unhealed skin lesions.
Pharmacological: 1.It is a tonic,promoting gastrointestinal peristalsis,accelerating the healing of ulcer or wound,and increasing the level of red blood cell,hemoglobin and reticulocyte. 2.Increasing myocardial contractility,heart rate and cardic output. 3.Its tincture exerts a gonadotropic effect.
Usage: Pill or powder:0.25-0.5g bid or tid.
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