Ming Fan (Alumen)
Properties: sour, astringent, cold
Channels: Large Intestine, Liver, Lungs, Spleen, Stomach
Key Characteristics: Restrains damp and resolves toxicity; also generates flesh and transforms putrefaction.
Additional Notes: Only use externally. Often added to Huang Bai, Ku Shen, She Chuang Zi, Bai Xian Pi, and Ai Ye as a wash for vaginal itch.