Botanical Name: Haliotidis Concha

Shi Jue Ming

Shi Jue Ming

Category: Extinguish Wind and Stop Tremors

Taste: Salty
Temperature: Cold
Channels Entered: Kidney, Liver

Dosage: 15-30g

Key Characteristics:

  • Cools Liver heat
  • Anchors Liver yang
  • Extinguishes Liver wind
  • Nourishes Liver yin

Cautions & Contraindications:

  • Use with caution in those with cold from deficiency of the Spleen and Stomach with reduced appetite and loose stools.

Actions & Indications:

  • Drains Liver fire and anchors and sedates the Liver yang: for Liver fire and ascendant Liver yang patterns with such symptoms as headache, dizziness, and red eyes.
  • Improves the vision and causes superficial visual obstruction to recede: for Liver heat patterns that affect the eyes causing photophobia, pterygium or other superficial visual obstructions, red eyes, and blurred vision.
  • Recently also used for increased gastric acidity, and, topically, for bleeding due to trauma.