Theory

Hua Shi Talcum Powder - Chinese Herbal Medicine


Hua Shi Names

  • English Name: Talcum Powder
  • Pinyin Name: Hua Shi

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Hua Shi Clinical Usages and Indications

  • Promotes urination, drains heat from the bladder - important herb for hot lin syndromes, also for damp heat generated diarrhea.
  • Clears heat, summer heat (w/urinary difficult) and damp-heat through urine.
  • Absorbs dampness (oozing eczema) - used topically for damp skin lesions.


Hua Shi Dosage and Prep Notes

  • Dosage: 9-18g




Hua Shi Appears In 1 Formula

Ba Zheng Wan

  • Eight Herb Powder for Rectification
    • Painful urination when it arises from damp heat syndrome - urinary tract infections, leukorrhea, cystitis.
    • Prostatitis when from damp heat.
  • Expel Dampness
  • Clear Damp-Heat
  • Cautions
  • Pregnancy
    • Generally not for long-term use as it can lead to deficiency.
    • Avoid during pregnancy.



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