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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)

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.