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A Literary Study on Bezoar Bovis

우황에 대한 문헌적 고찰

  • Park, Seong-Kyu (Department of Paracytology & Institute of Basic Medical Science, Wonju Medical College, YonSei University) ;
  • Park, Jae-Seuk (Department of Acupuncture & Moxibustion, Oriental Medical College, Sangji University) ;
  • Baik, Seong-Il (Department of Acupuncture & Moxibustion, Oriental Medical College, Sangji University) ;
  • Kwon, Ki-Rok (Department of Acupuncture & Moxibustion, Oriental Medical College, Sangji University)
  • 박승규 (연세대학교 의과대학 기생충학 교실) ;
  • 박재석 (상지대학교 한의과대학 침구학 교실) ;
  • 백승일 (상지대학교 한의과대학 침구학 교실) ;
  • 권기록 (상지대학교 한의과대학 침구학 교실)
  • Published : 2005.12.30

Abstract

Objectives: Literary investigation of existing data was conducted to verify effects of Bezoar Bovis and its herbal acupuncture, and determine quality management through component analysis. Results: Following results were obtained through literary investigation. 1. Bezoar Bovis is dried cystic stone from a cattle. Its characteristics are cool, no toxicity, and bitter taste. Known actions are: quells heat and detoxifies Fire Poison, extinguishes internal movement of Liver Wind and stops convulsion, vaporizes phlegm, and opens orifice. It is mainly used for treating tremor, stroke, delirium, sore throat, oral furuncle, boil, and others. 2. Bezoar Bovis is effective for eliminating liver toxicity, protecting against brain damage, and has anti-microbial activities. 3. Bezoar Bovis is mixed with bear gall bladder and deer musk to be used as herbal acupuncture, and this mixture is effective is invigorating liver functions as well as treating arthritis, headache, and etc. 4. Principal components of Bezoar Bovis are bilirubin-type pigments and cholic acids. The amount of bilirubin can be used as a standard to determine the quality of Bezoar Bovis.