Fu Hai Shi - Pumice

TCM Materia Medica

Fu Hai Shi TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "fu hai shi" which in english is "pumice", is categorized within the "herbs that cool and transform phlegm heat" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the lung channels and exhibits cold (han) and salty (xian) taste/temperature properties.

Dosages and preparations will vary according to each individual and the overall approach of a formula, but generally this herb has the following dosage and/or preparation guidelines:

  • Dosage: 6-15g

Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Clears heat from the lungs and expels phlegm heat - thick sputum (difficult to expectorate), coughing up blood.
  • Softens hardness and dissipates phlegm nodules - scrofula.
  • Promotes urination - hot and stony painful urinary dysfunction.

As noted above, fu hai shi is within the herbs that cool and transform phlegm heat functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.

(truncated intro "... used for phlegm-heat and dry-phlegm patterns - coughs, scrofula, goiters (stagnant phlegm-fire in the channel), convulsions. )".

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