Sea-Ear Shell (Shijueming)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Concha Haliotidis|
|Botanical Name:||Haliotis diversicolor Reeve
Haliotis discus hannai Ino
Haliotis ovina Gmelin; Haliotis rubber (Leach)
Haliotis asinina L.
Haliotis laevigata (Donovan)
|Common Name:||Abalone Shell, Sea-ear shell, Haliotis Shell|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Mingyi Bielu|
|Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The shells are collected from the ocean in summer or autumn. They are dried in the sun and broken into pieces.|
|Properties and Taste:||Salty and cold|
|Functions:||To clear heat in the lungs and resolve phlegm
To soften hardness and release nodules
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Deficient yin of the liver and kidneys and hyperactivity of liver yang:
a) Dizziness, vertigo and blurred vision manifestations.
*Use with Oyster shell (Muli), White peony root (Baishao) and Tortoise plastron (Guiban) to nourish yin and subdue yang.
b) Distending sensation of the head and eyes, headache, eye pain and red face manifestations.
*Use with Uncaria stem (Gouteng), Chrysanthemum flower (Juhua) and Prunella spike (Xiakucao) to pacify the liver and clear heat.
2. Flaring up of liver fire manifested as red, swollen and painful eyes and blurred vision.
*Use with Prepared rehmannia root (Shudihuang) in the formula Shijueming Wan.