TCM Materia Medica
The TCM herb "han shui shi" which in english is "calcitum", is categorized within the "herbs that drain fire" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the heart, kidney and stomach channels and exhibits acrid, 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:
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
Han Shui Shi has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).
As noted above, han shui shi is within the herbs that drain fire functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
(truncated intro "... very cold - for high fever, irritability, thirst, delirium associated with febrile disease. qi level or yang ming level disorders. )".