Pinyin: shi jue ming (duan)

ENGLISH NAME: Sea-ear Shell

LATIN NAME: Calcine Haliotidis Concha

Pinyin: shi jue ming (duan)

Properties: salty cold
Channels Entered: Liver

CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS,
1. Pacifies the Liver and Anchors Yang

2. Clears the Liver and Brightens the Eyes

3. Clears Stomach fire, Stops Pain and Bleeding

DOSAGE
15 to 30 grams. Crush and pre-decoct Shi Jue Ming to maximize extraction of active componentss. The unprocessed form is stronger to anchor the yang and clear heat. The calcined form is not as cold, and stronger in its astringent function.

CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
Shi ]ue Ming is salty and cold and can easily injure the Spleen and Stomach. Shi Jue Ming is contraindicated for patients with deficiency and cold of the Spleen and Stronach, or those with poor appetite and loose stools.