Bie Jia (Carapax Trionycis)
Properties: salty, cold
Channels: Liver, Spleen
Key Characteristics: Nourishes yin, subdues yang, clears heat from deficiency, softens hardness, disperses clumping. Also invigorates blood and promotes menstruation.
Additional Notes: Please tell your patient that as this is a powdered herb the bag should be opened slowly to stop the powder from escaping. For best results open the bag upside down inside the pot with a small amount of water in the bottom and once the bag is removed quickly close the lid.