Latin Plant Name: Concha Ostreae
Pinyin Mandarin Name: Mu Li
Common English Name: Oyster Shell
Parts Used : Whole shell (crushed)
Taste :Salty, astringent
Meridians Entered: Liver, Kidneys
Common Usages: Oyster shell is used in formulas to treat irritability with associated symptoms of palpitations, insomnia, and anxiety, and sometimes ringing in the ears, blurred vision, and flushed face (TCM: Yin deficiency); also used to treat night sweats, nocturnal emissions, heartburn, and goiter.
Traditional Usages and Functions: Settles and calms Spirit; benefits Yin and restrains floating Yang; prevents leakage of fluids; softens hardness and dissipates nodules; absorbs acidity and alleviates pain.
Processing Required : Must be used after proper processing
Cautions in Use : Do not use where there is high fever with no sweatin
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