Pinyin: hua shi

ENGLISH NAME: Talc

LATIN NAME: Talci Pulvis

Pinyin: hua shi

Properties: sweet, bland, cold
Channels Entered: Stomach, Urinary Bladder

CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Clears Heat and Resolves Dampness

2. Clears Summer-Heat

3. Topical Use to Clear Heat and Dry Dampness

DOSAGE
10 to 15 grams. Hua Shi should be wrapped in cheese- cloth for decoction.

CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
Use care when giving Hua Shi to patients who have Spleen deficiency,spermatorrhea, polyria and/or febrile disorders with consequent consumption of body fluids.