English Name: pyrolusite
Pharmaceutical Name: Pyrolusitum
Medica Category: Substances for Topical Application
Properties: Wu Ming Yi enters the Liver and Kidney channels; it is sweet in nature and neutral in temperature.
The Chinese Herb Wu Ming Yi is pyrolusite, a common ore of manganese that is mined throughout China and refined by calcination for use as a topical medicine in TCM.
Wu Ming Yi reduces swelling and pain, stops bleeding, and promotes the generation of flesh and is used topically in TCM to address pain and inflammation associated with traumatic injuries (to include bruises, bleeding, swelling, and fractures).