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Meng Shi (Lapis Stone)

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Neutral Meng Shi (Lapis Micae seu Chloriti)
Sweet, Salty, Neutral
Lapis Micae seu Chloriti
Tone Marks:
jīn méng shí
Alt Names:
Jin Meng Shi, Qing Meng Shi


  • Descends Qi, Dissolves Phlegm
    For difficult to expectorate phlegm with cough and dyspnea
  • Anchors Liver, Stops Seizures
    For seizures, convulsions and epilepsy with high fever, delirium, unconsciousness and palpitations due to Hot Phlegm in the Liver Misting the Orifices

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Do not use during pregnancy
  • Do not use in children or cases with weak digestion or Qi Deficiency

Herb-Drug Interactions

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

Toxicity and Overdose

  • None Noted


  • 6-10 grams in decoction, 1.5-3 grams in powder (Chen)
  • None Noted (Bensky)

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas: