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Shi Gao #1061M

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Pin Ying Name: Shi Gao

Chinese Name: 石膏

English Name: Gypsum

Latin Name: Gypsum Fibrosum

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Herbs that Clean Heat and Drain fire: Herbs that Clear Heat in the Qi Stage
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Sweet
Acrid
Very Cold
Lung
Stomach
15-60g 90g (Very Hig h Fevers) 30g (Very Hig h Fevers in Children)
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Clears Heat in the Qi Stage, drains Fire, relieves irritability and quenches thirst

  • Heat in the Qi Stage or Yang Ming Heat with high fever, no chills, irritability, intense thirst, profuse sweating, restlessness, encephalitis, a flooding, big pulse and a red tongue with a yellow coat

Clears Excess Heat from the Lungs

  • Lung Heat with cough, wheezing, fever and a thick viscous sputum

Clears Blazing Stomach Fire

  • Stomach Fire with headache, toothache or swollen gums

Heals eczema, burns and ulcerated sores and wounds

  • Sores and wounds (topically or internally)
Contraindications
  • Contraindicated for those with Spleen and Stomach Deficiency Cold.
  • Contraindicated for those with Yin Deficiency Heat.
  • Contraindicated for those with headache, generalized aching of the bones but no thirst or desire to drink.
  • Contraindicated for those with parched stools and alternating chills and fever.
  • Contraindicated for those with Summerheat with diarrhea due to Dampness of the Spleen and Stomach.