Zhen Zhu Mu (Concha Margaratiferae)
Properties: sweet, salty, cold
Channels: Heart, Liver
Key Characteristics: Cools Liver heat, anchors ascendant Liver yang, brightens the eyes, quiets the spirit. Also stops bleeding from the upper body (e.g. nosebleeds or coughing of blood).
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.