Gypsum Fibrosum

Category: Herb that Clear Heat

Shi Gao

Shi Gao

Taste: Sweet, Acrid
Temperature: Very Cold
Channels: Lung, Stomach

Dosage: 15-60g

Cautions & Contraindications:

  • Contraindicated in cases of cold from deficiency of the Spleen and Stomach.
  • Contraindicated in cases of fever from yin deficiency.

Actions & Indications:

  • Shi Gao

    Shi Gao

    Clears heat and drains fire: for high fever without chills, irritability, intense thirst, profuse sweating, a flooding, big pulse, and a red tongue with yellow coating.  This condition is one of excess in the qi level or yang ming.

  • Clears heat from excess from the Lungs: for cough and wheezing with fever and thick, viscous sputum.
  • Clears blazing Stomach fire: for headache, toothache, or swollen and painful gums due to Stomach fire.
  • For eczema, burns, and ulcerated sores: usually applied topically in powdered form after being calcined and mixed with other herbs.  May also be taken internally for these conditions.