Pharmaceutical Latin: Faeces Vespertilionis
Common English: Bat Feces
Bat Guano
Bat Droppings
Bat Dung
herbs that Clear Heat and Purge Fire: Herbs that Clear Heat and Drain Fire; Herbs that Clear Heat in the Qi Stage
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Clears the Liver and brightens the eyes (cleanses the Liver)

Night blindness, superficial visual obstruction and cataracts, nebula, glaucoma, night blindness

Especially useful for red eyes or bleeding into the whites of the eyes (sub-conjunctival bleeding) associated with Liver Heat

Disperses Blood Stasis, disperses bruises and reduces accumulations

Traumatic injury

Accumulations from childhood nutritional impairment, malnutrition

Scrofula, malaria

  • Contraindicated for eye diseases without Stasis or Stagnation.
  • Use caution during pregnancy.

Concha Haliotidis
Shi Jue Ming

Animal Liver

Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Bai Zhu
Per. Citri Reticulatae
Chen Pi

Superficial visual obstruction and blurred vision.

Night blindness.

Childhood nutritional impairment with abdominal pain.

Fr. Ulmi Macrocarpae Preparatus
Wu Yi
Hb. Aloes
Lu Hui
Fr. Quisqualis
Shi Jun Zi

Concha Haliotidis
Shi Jue Ming

Fr. Lycii
Gou Qi Zi

Sm. Cassiae
Jue Ming Zi

Childhood nutritional impairment from roundworms.

Blurred vision.

Redness and pain of the eyes.

  1. It cools the Blood, reduces Stasis and stops pain.
  2. It treats eye disorders due to Heat and pain from Blood Stasis such as insidious loss of vision without physical changes to the eye.
  3. It can be used alone or in combination for eye disorders characterized by Liver Heat and Blood Stasis.
  4. This herb treats superficial visual obstructions, malarial-like disorders, childhood fright, painful urinary dysfunction, vaginal discharge, scrofula and swollen sores.