Oyster Shell ( 牡蛎 ) ...Chinese Herb...
of Plant Used
Whole shell (crushed)
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.
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.
Formulas Used In
Bupleurum and Dragon Bone; Tang Gui and Indigo.
Do not use where there is high fever with no sweating.
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