Anchor, Settle & Calm the Spirit

Taste: Sweet, Salty
Temperature: Cold
Channels Entered: Heart, Liver

Dosage: 0.3-1g

Key Characteristics:

  • Quiets the spirit
  • Nourishes the yin
  • Cools Liver heat
  • Calms ascendant Liver yang
  • Brightens the eyes

Cautions & Contraindications:

  • Use with caution during pregnancy.

Actions & Indications:

  • Sedates the Heart and settles tremors and palpitations: for palpitations, childhood convulsions, and seizures.  Also used for disharmony of the Heart and spirit wherein the patient is easily frightened or angered.
  • Clears the Liver and eliminates superficial visual obstructions: for blurred vision due to pterygium or other superficial disorders of the eyes.  Often used topically as a powder.
  • Promotes healing and generates flesh: used topically as a powder for chronic, nonhealing ulcers or macerated areas (usually throat or gums).