Meng Shi - Lapis Stone

TCM Materia Medica

Meng Shi TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "meng shi" which in english is "lapis stone", is categorized within the "herbs that relieve coughing and wheezing" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the liver and lung channels and exhibits neutral (ping), salty (xian) and sweet (gan) 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: 9-15g

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

  • Directs qi downward and reduces phlegm - wheezing and coughing due to old and stubborn phlegm.
  • Calms liver and controls palpitations and seizures.

Meng Shi has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Avoid during Pregnancy.

As noted above, meng shi is within the herbs that relieve coughing and wheezing functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.

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