HAEMATITE, NATIVE BROWN IRON OXIDE, IRON ORE
This naturally occurring iron
ore, in the form mixed with red clay, is given by Chinese doctors for a
range of symptoms, including biliousness, dizziness, headaches, hiccups, and
nausea and vomiting.
A common mineral and one of the main sources of iron since ancient times,
haematite comes in crystals of iridescent charcoal grey, or mixed with red clay in clusters of kidney-like shapes.
Helps liver function; astringent; tonifies blood; suppresses nausea and vomiting.
Chinese physicians use it for biliousness and symptoms such as dizziness, headaches,
tinnitus (ringing in the ears), hiccups, nausea and vomiting, and to stop bleeding.