Haliotidis ( 石决明 ) ...Chinese Herb...

Latin Plant Name

Concha Haliotidis

Pinyin Mandarin Name

Shi Jue Ming

Common English Name

Abalone Shell

Part of Plant Used

Whole shell


Slightly cold



Meridians Entered

Liver, Kidneys

Common Usages

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.

Processing Required




Cautions in Use

Do not use during pregnancy. Not useful in most cases where there are no heat symptoms.

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