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Hua Shi #1213M

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Pin Ying Name: Hua Shi

Chinese Name: 滑石

English Name: Talc

Latin Name: Talcum (Magnesium Silicate)

California's Proposition 65 (Prop 65) WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Arsenic (Inorganic) and Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/food.

Herbs that Drain Dampness (Diuretics)
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Sweet
Bland
Cold
Stomach
Bladder
9-18g
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Promotes urination and drains Heat from the Urinary Bladder (aids the movement of gravel and stones), (expels Damp-Heat)

  • Hot Painful Urinary Dysfunction (Lin Syndrome) with hot, painful urination, dark, painful, burning, scanty urine
  • Damp-Heat diarrhea
  • Qi Level Heat with Dampness with unremitting fever, heavy feeling in the body, thirst, yellow tongue coat

Releases Summeheat and resolves Dampness

  • Summerheat (fever, urinary difficulty, thirst)

Absorbs Dampness and clears Heat (topically)

  • Damp skin lesions (eczema, damp sores, prickly heat) (topical)

Stops bleeding due to Heat

  • Heat type bleeding
Contraindications
  • Contraindicated in those with Spleen Qi Deficiency (chronic diarrhea)
  • Contraindicated in those with spermatorrhea.
  • Contraindicated in those with depleted fluids due to Warm-Febrile disease.
  • Contraindicated in those with excessive urination.
  • Caution during pregnancy.