|Pharmaceutical Name:||Pulvus Talci|
Hydrous magnesium silicate
|Source of Earliest Record:||Shennong Bencao Jing|
|Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The mineral is ground into powder for use.|
|Properties and Taste:||Sweet or no taste and cold|
|Meridian:||Stomach and urinary bladder|
|Functions:||To promote water metabolism and relieve abnormal urination
To clear heat and release summer-heat
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Damp-heat in the urinary bladder manifested as painful urination, urgency of micturition, frequent urination, lower abdominal distention and fever
*Use with Clematis stem (Mutong), Plantain seed (Cheqianzi), Common knotgrass (Bianxu) and Capejasmine (Zhizi) in the formula Bazheng San.
2. Summer-heat and dampness syndrome manifested as thirst, stifling sensation in the chest, vomiting and diarrhea.
*Use with Licorice root (Gancao) in the formula Liu Yi San.
3. Boils, eczema, miliaria and skin diseases.
*Use with Gypsum (Shigao) and Calamine colamina (Luganshi) externally.