Ge Qiao (Clam Shell)

Ge Qiao (Clam Shell)

Herb 4 of 19 in Herbs that Cool and Transform Phlegm-Heat

Neutral Ge Qiao (Concha Cyclinae Sinensis)
Bitter, Salty, Neutral
Concha Cyclinae Sinensis
Tone Marks:
gé qiào
Alt Names:
Ge Ke, Hai Ge Ke
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Chinese Herb Actions

  • Clears Heat, Transforms Phlegm
    For cough and wheeze with viscous yellow sputum that is difficult to expectorate along with chest and rib pain caused by Phlegm Heat or Phlegm Fire
  • Softens Hardness and Dissipates Nodules
    For scrofula and thyroid nodules (goiter)
  • Promotes Urination
    Mildly promotes urination for painful urinary dribbling, vaginal discharge, and edema
  • Neutralizes Gastric Acid, Relieves Pain
    Chemically neutralizes gastric acid and relieves pain in cases with acid regurgitation, gastric ulcers, and duodenal ulcers

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Do not use in cases with Yang Deficiency or Lung Deficiency with Cold

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

  • None Noted
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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 10-15 grams in decoction (Chen)
  • 6-15 grams in decoction (Bensky)

References Used

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