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Herb Information
Name: Glauber's salt
Biological Name: Sodium sulfate
Other Names: Sodium sulfate, Glauber's salt, mirabilitum, Mang xiao
Remedies For

Purgative, anti-inflammatory, diuretic.

This substance is used for constipation because of its softening properties, especially for stools that are dry and difficult to void. It is also occasionally used to clear heat associated with sores in the mouth and on the breasts, for which it can be taken internally or applied externally.

Dosage: 3-12 grams
Safety:

Don't use this substance during pregnancy, menstruation, or the postpartum period. It should also be avoided by those with spleen deficiency and by the elderly.

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