Pinyin: hua shi
ENGLISH NAME: Talc
LATIN NAME: Talci Pulvis
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
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.