Pinyin: shi gao

ENGLISH NAME: Gypsum

LATIN NAME: Gypsum Fibrosum

Pinyin: shi gao

Properties: acrid, sweet, very cold
Channels Entered: Lung, Stomach

CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Clears Heat, Sedates Fire, Relieves Irritability and Quenches Thirst

2. Clears Lung Heat

3. Clears Heat in the Stomach and Stomach Channel

4. Clears Heat and Promotes Healing of Sores, Burns and Eczema

DOSAGE
15 to 60 grams.

CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
• Use of Shi Gao is contraindicated in patients who have qi deficiency, yin deficiency, Spleen yang deficiency, deficient cold of the Stomach, or fever due to yin deficiency.
• Because Shi Gao is very cold in thermal nature, it is not suitable for long-term use. Its use should be terminated as soon as the desired effect is achieved.