Mu Li (Duan)

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Name: Oyster Shell (Calcined) 鍛牡蠣

Pinyin: Mu Li (Duan)

Pharm. Name: Concha Ostreae






Salty, Astringent

Pacify liver and subdue yang, soften hardness and dissipate nodulation, astringe and arrest discharge.

Liver, Kidney, Gall Bladder, Heart

9-30g (Cook first when used in Decoction)



Being salty, cold in property and heavy, it has actions of pacifying liver and subduing yang, also with combining actions of clearing liver heat and nourishing liver yin to extinguish wind. For water failing to nourish the wood, yin deficiency with yang hyperactivity manifested as dizziness, tinnitus, it is often combined with liver-pacifying, yang-subduing herbs, and yin-nourishing herbs. It can soften hardness and dissipate nodulation. For phlegm nodule, scrofula due to stagnation of phlegm fire, it is often combined with phlegm-resolving and heat-clearing herbs and hardness-softening and nodulation-dissipating herbs. Additionally, it can absorb acidity and alleviate pain after calcined. It can be indicated for stomach and sour regurgitation, combined with Hai Piao Xiao and Zhe Bei Mu in powder for oral taking.


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*All granules can be made into capsules. All capsules are sold in pairs of 2 (Two bottle increment).