Haliotidis ( 石决明 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Latin Plant Name
Pinyin Mandarin Name
Shi Jue Ming
Common English Name
Part of Plant Used
This herb is used in formulas to treat high blood pressure, eye redness with light sensitivity, blurred vision, glaucoma, cataracts, headaches behind eyes, and spasms (TCM: Liver imbalances with heat symptoms).
Traditional Usages and Functions
Quells fire and causes Yang to descend; brightens eyes and causes superficial visual obstructions to recede.
Common Formulas Used In
Rehmannia and Dogwood Fruit.
Cautions in Use
Do not use during pregnancy. Not useful in most cases where there are no heat symptoms.