Mu Li (Concha Ostreae)
Properties: salty, Astringent, cool
Channels: Liver, Kidneys
Key Characteristics: Secures deficiency leading to leakage and loss, stops sweating. Softens hard masses or nodules due to constrained heat and phlegm. Augments yin deficiency with floating yang leading to disorders in the channels of the Heart, Liver and Kidneys. Calms the spirit, absorbs acidity and alleviates pain (e.g. gastric acid).
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.