Pharmaceutical Latin: Margarita
Common English: Pearl
Substances that Calm the Spirit: Substances that Anchor, Settle and Calm the Spirit
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Sedates the Heart and settles tremors and palpitations

Palpitations, childhood convulsions and seizures

Disharmony of the Heart and Spirit wherein the patient is easily frightened

Clears the Liver and eliminates superficial visual obstructions

Blurred vision due to pterygium or other superficial eye disorders of the eyes (topically as a powder)

Promotes healing and generates flesh (topical)

Chronic non-healing ulcers and macerated areas (usually throat or gums)

  • Use caution during pregnancy.

Sm. Zizyphi Spinosae
Suan Zao Ren
Sm. Platycladi
Bai Zi Ren
Fr. Schisandrae
Wu Wei Zi

Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui
Rx .Rehmanniae Preparata
Shu Di Huang
Rx. Ginseng
Ren Shen

Hu Po
Rz. Arisaematis Preparatum
Zhi Tian
Nan Xing
Zhu Sha

Irritability and insomnia from Heart Deficiency with Heat.

Continuous palpitations and insomnia from Heart and Liver Blood Deficiency.

Palpitations with anxiety, seizures and childhood convulsions.

Rz. Pinelliae Preparatum
Zhi Ban Xia
Ram. cum Uncis Uncariae
Gou Teng
Fu Ling

Calculus Bovis
Niu Huang
Rz. Coptidis
Huang Lian

Calculus Bovis
Niu Huang
Bing Pian


Continuous palpitations or palpi-tations with anxiety with disorientation.

Childhood convulsions.

Topically for red eyes or superficial visual obstruction.

Topically for severe pain, swelling and ulceration of the throat.

Severe, chronic, non-healing ulcers anywhere on the body.

Flos Chrysanthemi
Ju Hua
Concha Haliotidis
Shi Jue Ming

Peng Sha
Indigo Naturalis
Qing Dai
Bing Pian

Apis Mel
Feng Mi


Wind-Heat affecting the Liver channel with red, dry and painful eyes with superficial visual obstruction.

Topically, as a powder for sores in the oral cavity and face, including those that affect the teeth, throat and ears.

Patients who are easily frightened due to Disharmony between Heart and Spirit.

Calculus Bovis
Niu Huang



Delirium, high fever and convulsions.

Topically for sores due to Heat toxin, throat Bi or periodontal disorders.



  1. Cultured pearls have more calcium carbonate and less magnesium carbonate than natural pearls.
  2. This herb is common in sedatives and formulas for skin conditions.
  3. It is used in cosmetics to keep the complexion lustrous.
  4. This herb also clears Liver Fire, clears Heat, eliminates toxins, astringes, benefits Yin, Invigorates the muscles and stabilizes fright.    
  5. This herb can eliminate darkish discolorations on the face, such as chloasma and improve the complexion.
  6. Both Zhen Zhu and Concha Margaritaferae Usta Zhen Zhu Mu (Mother of Pearl) have similar actions. Zhen Zhu Mu is unable to nourish Yin and generate flesh and is primarily used to calm Liver Yang Rising with headache, dizziness, tinnitus and insomnia or to cool the Liver when Liver Heat has caused red eyes and photophobia.