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Mu Li San (Oyster Shell Decoction)

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  • Formulas that Stabilize the Exterior and the Lungs


  • Stops sweating, strengthens the Wei Qi, and stabilizes the exterior


  • Spontaneous sweating that is worse at night, shortness of breath, palpitations, easily scared, debility and lethargy

Possible Tongue Appearance:

  • Pale red tongue

Possible Pulse Patterns:

  • Thin frail pulse

Cautions, Contraindications, Herb Drug Interactions:

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.

Preparation Notes:

  • Decoction.

Originally Appeared In:

  • Imperial Grace Formulary of the Tai Ping Era (Tai Ping Hui Min He Ji Ju Fang)

Combined Channels of all herbs in this formula:

  • Kidneys, Liver, Lungs, Spleen, Heart

Substances in this Formula (4 Total):

Mu Li (Concha Ostreae)
Mu Li (Oyster Shell) 牡蛎
Qty: 15-30 grams
Chan: LIV, KI
Prop: Salty, Astringent, Cool
Latin: Concha Ostreae
Cat: Substances that Anchor, Settle, and Calm the Spirit
Huang Qi (Radix Astragali Membranacei)
Huang Qi (Astragalus) 黄芪
Qty: 9-15 grams
Chan: LU, SP
Prop: Sweet, Slightly Warm
Latin: Radix Astragali Membranacei
Cat: Herbs that Tonify Qi
Ma Huang Gen (Radix Ephedrae)
Ma Huang Gen (Ephedra Root) 麻黄根
Qty: 3-9 grams
Chan: LU
Prop: Sweet, Neutral
Latin: Radix Ephedrae
Cat: Herbs that Astringe, Stabilize, Bind
Fu Xiao Mai (Fructus Levis Tritici Aestivi)
Fu Xiao Mai (Wheat Grain (Not Yet Ripe)) 浮小麦
Qty: 15-30 grams
Chan: HT
Prop: Sweet, Salty, Cool
Latin: Fructus Levis Tritici Aestivi
Cat: Herbs that Astringe, Stabilize, Bind

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