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Herb Information
Name: Cow bezoar
Biological Name: Calculus bovis

Bovidae

Other Names: Cow bezoar, Niu Huang, Cow gallstone
Parts Used: Gallstone or the bile of an ox, water buffalo, or pig. It is dried and made into a powder for pills.
Active Compounds:
History:
Remedies For: Anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, antibacterial.

It is used for high fever with accompanying delirium and convulsion. It is also used for chronic sore throat or internal abscesses that have ruptured.
Description: This substance is extremely expensive and primarily used in the Chinese patent called Niu Huang Jie Du Pian. The combination of niu huang with rhinoceros or water buffalo horn can be a lifesaver in the treatment of Legionnaire's disease, meningitis, and encephalitis.
Dosage: 0.15-0.3 grams
Safety: Cow bezoar should not be used by pregnant women or those with spleen and stomach coldness and deficiency.

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