INDIVIDUAL HERBS

Pharmaceutical Latin: Concha Haliotidis
Common English: Abalone Shell
Sea Ear Shell
Haliotis
Substances that Extinguish Wind and Stop Tremors
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Salty
Cold
Kidney
Liver
9-30g
Powder: 0.5-2g
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Drains Liver Fire, pacifies the Liver and anchors and sedates Liver Yang

Liver Fire and Liver Yang Rising patterns with headache, dizziness and red eyes

Hypertension with Liver Yang Rising

Improves the vision and causes superficial visual obstruction to recede

Liver Heat causing visual problems with photophobia, pterygium or other superficial visual obstruction, red eyes and blurred vision

Calms Internal Wind

Liver Wind

Clears Stomach Fire and stops pain and bleeding

Stomach Fire with acid reflux, heartburn, bleeding ulcers and Stomach pain (best calcined)

CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Contraindicated for those with no true Heat symptoms.
  • Use with caution in those with Spleen and Stomach Deficiency Cold with anorexia and loose stools.
  • Do not use too long as it can injure the Stomach.
INCOMPATIBILITIES
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS

Concha Ostreae
Mu Li

Rx. Paeoniae Alba
Bai Shao
Rx. Rehmanniae
Sheng Di Huang
Concha Ostreae
Mu Li

Sp. Prunellae
Xia Ku Cao

Headache and dizziness associated with Yin Deficiency and Rising Yang patterns.

Kidney and Liver Yin Deficiencies with Yang Rising.

Headache and dizziness due to Rising Liver Yang.

Sp. Prunellae
Xia Ku Cao
Rx. Astragali
Huang Qi
Flos Chrysanthemi
Ju Hua

Flos Chrysanthemi
Ju Hua

Flos Chrysanthemi
Ju Hua

Sm. Cassiae
Jue Ming Zi
Sp. Prunellae
Xia Ku Cao

Liver Fire or Liver Yang Rising with Heat signs, dizziness, headache, irritability and insomnia.

Eye redness, swelling, and pain due to Liver Yang Rising.

Eye redness, swelling and pain due to Liver Fire.

Rx. Rehmanniae Preparata
Shu Di Huang
Fr. Corni
Shan Zhu Yu

Periostracum Cicadae
Chan Tui

Flos Buddlejae
Mi Meng Hua
Flos Eriocauli
Gu Jing Cao

Impaired vision due to Kidney and Liver Yin Deficiency.

Chronic progressive loss of vision and night blindness.

Pterygium due to Wind-Heat.

Sm. Cassiae
Jue Ming Zi

Sp. Prunellae
Xia Ku Cao
Ram. cum Uncis Uncariae
Gou Teng
Rz. Gastrodiae
Tian Ma
Flos Chrysanthemi
Ju Hua

Rx. Rehmanniae
Shen Di Huang
Rx. Paeoniae Alba
Bai Shao
Rz. Cyperi
Xiang Fu
Rx. Scutellariae
Huang Qin
Fr. Tribuli
Bai Ji Li
Flos Chrysanthemi
Ju Hua
Rx. Polygalae
Yuan Zhi
Caul. Polygoni Multiflori
Ye Jiao Teng

Cools the Liver to improve vision in either Excess (Liver Fire) or Deficiency (Liver Yin Deficiency with Yang Rising) conditions.
Liver Yang Rising without Yin Deficiency.
Neurasthenia.

Fr. Tribuli
Bai Ji Li
Rx. Gentianae
Long Dan Cao
Rz. Coptidis
Huang Lian
Faeces Vespertilionis
Ye Ming Sha

Flos Buddlejae
Mi Ming Hua
Sm. Cassiae
Jue Ming Zi
Flos Chrysanthemi
Ju Hua

Rx. Rehmanniae Preparata
Shu Di Huang
Hb. Dendrobii
Shi Hu
Rz. Dioscoreae
Shan Yao
Fr. Lycii
Gou Qi Zi
Goat or Pig Liver

Eye disorders caused by Liver Yang Rising.

Red eyes and superficial visual obstruction due to Wind-Heat Invasion with Liver Yang Rising.

Dry eyes, blurred vision and diminished visual acuity due to Liver Blood Deficiency.

Endoconcha Sepiae
Hai Piao Xiao
Rz. Coptidis
Huang Lian
Fr. Evodiae
Wu Zhu Yu

 

 

Stomach Fire.

 

 

  1. This herb has recently been used to treat increased gastric acidity and topically, for bleeding due to trauma.
  2. It has a special reputation for treat essential hypertension involving failing Kidneys.
  3. Some sources (including Bensky) include this herb in the Extinguish Liver Wind category and some sources do not mention Liver Wind at all.
  4. Heavy doses of this herb are used as a substitute for Cornu Antelopis Ling Yang Jiao in the treatment of infantile convulsions due to Liver Wind Heat.
  5. This herb focuses almost entirely on the Liver.
  6. Both Shi Jue Ming and Sm. Cassiae Jue Ming Zi clear Liver Heat and brighten the eyes and are combined to treat eye disorders and headaches involving the eyes. Jue Ming Zi is bitter and cold and better at cooling Liver Fire to brighten the eyes. It also moistens the Intestines. Shi Jue Ming is salty, cold and heavy to sedate Rising Liver Yang.
  7. Both Shi Jue Ming and Concha Margaritaferae Usta Zhen Zhu Mu cool Liver Heat and sedate Liver Yang Rising and are often used together for these disorders. Zhen Zhu Mu also enters the Heart channel to calm the Spirit, while Shi Jue Ming only enters the Liver channel.
  8. Calcined Abalone Shell is less salty and cold and is less able to calm the Liver and anchor Yang, but is better at brightening the eyes.
  9. Salt-prepared Abalone Shell Yan Shi Jue Ming enters the Kidney channel and is better at cooling the Liver and brightening eyes. It is used for superficial visual obstruction and other eye disorders.