|Botanical Name:||Pteria martensii (Dunker)
Hyriopsis cumingii (Lea)
Cristaria plicata (Leach)
|Source of Earliest Record:||Haiyao Bencao|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The pearl shells are collected and ground into powder.|
|Properties and Taste:||Salty and cold|
|Meridian:||Heart and liver|
|Functions:||To pacify the liver and subdue the yang
To clear heat in the liver and brighten the eyes
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Deficient yin of the liver and kidneys and hyperactivity of liver yang manifested as headache, dizziness, vertigo, tinnitus, irritability and insomnia.
*Use with White peony root (Baishao), Fresh rehmannia root (Shengdihuang), Sea-ear shell (Shijueming) and Dragon's bone (Longgu).
2. Wind and heat in the liver meridian manifested as blurred vision and night blindness.
*Use with Atractylodes rhizome (Cangzhu), Pig liver (Zhugan) and Chicken's liver (Jigan) or Rabbit's liver (Tugan).
. Wind and heat in the liver meridian manifested as red, swollen and painful eyes and photophobia.
*Use with Chrysanthemum flower (Juhua) and Plantain seed (Cheqianzi).
|Dosage:||15-30 g; 3.3-1 g (for pills)|