Chinese Herbs: Han Shui Shi (Calcitum), Calcitum
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Chinese Herbs: Han Shui Shi (Calcitum), Calcitum

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Herbs that Drain Fire

Cold Han Shui Shi (Calcitum)
Channels:
HT, ST, KI
Properties:
Spicy, Salty, Cold
Latin:
Calcitum
Chinese:
寒水石
Tone Marks:
hán shuĭ shí
Translation:
Cold Water Stone

Chinese Herb Actions

  • Drains Heat and Fire
    For febrile diseases with thirst, fever, and a yellow tongue coating. Also for Summerheat with the above symptoms.
  • Used for Burns and Sores
    For ulcers in the mouth, to relieve sore throat or swollen tonsils, and used topically for burns and scalds.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Caution in cases without true heat, or in cases of cold from deficiency of the spleen and stomach.

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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 9-30 grams.

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas: