Talc ( 滑石 ) ...Chinese Herb...
of Plant Used
This herb is used in formulas to treat painful, concentrated dark urination
with associated symptoms of blood in urine; also used to treat fever, irritability,
and thirst due to food poisoning or heatstroke (TCM: heat imbalances); also
has been found useful in treating small stones. May be used topically to
treat some skin rashes (TCM: dampness).
Usages and Functions
Promotes urination and drains heat from Bladder; clears heat and releases
summer heat; absorbs dampness; expels damp heat through the urine.
Formulas Used In
Use cautiously during pregnancy. Do not use where there is deficient Spleen
or sperm leakage, or where there are depleted fluids due to lengthy fevers
or excessive urination.