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Mu Li (Duan) #1093M

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Pin Ying Name: Mu Li (Duan)

Chinese Name: 鍛牡蠣

English Name: Oyster Shell (Calcined)

Latin Name: Ostreae, Concha

Substances that Calm the Spirit: Substances that Anchor, Settle and Calm the Spirit (Substances that Calm the Liver and Extinguish Wind)
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Salty
Astringent
Cool
Liver
Kidney
GallBladder
Heart
9-30g (Cook first when used in Decoction)
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Heavily settles and calms the Spirit

  • Agitated Heart and Spirit with palpitations with anxiety, restlessness and insomnia

Calms the Liver, benefits Yin and anchors Floating Yang

  • Liver Yin Deficiency with Liver Yang Rising or Yin Deficiency with internal Heat with restlessness, irritability, palpitations and spontaneous sweating

Prevents leakage of fluids

  • Continuous sweat after febrile disease or in patients with steaming bone disorder
  • Loss of fluids due to Deficiency with night sweats, spontaneous sweating, nocturnal emissions, spermatorrhea or vaginal discharge and uterine bleeding

Softens hardness and dissipates nodules

  • Various kinds of lumps particularly neck lumps such as goiter or scrofula

Absorbs acidity and alleviates pain (calcined)

  • Excessive Stomach pain with a sour taste in the mouth
Contraindications
  • Contraindicated for those with high fever due to Excess with an absence of sweat.
  • Contraindicated for those with Deficiency disorders with Cold.
  • Contraindicated for those with Kidney Deficiency without Fire.
  • Contraindicated for those with spermatorrhea.
  • Contraindicated for those with Damp-Heat.
  • Overdose may lead to indigestion and constipation.