Theory

Mu Li Oyster Shell - Chinese Herbal Medicine


Mu Li Names

  • English Name: Oyster Shell
  • Pinyin Name: Mu Li

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Functional Groupings



Mu Li Clinical Usages and Indications

  • Calms the spirit - palpitations, anxiety, restlessness, insomnia.
  • Benefits the yin, anchors floating yang - irritable, insomnia, dizziness, headache, tinnitus, blurred vision, bad temper, red flushed face due to yin deficiency with ascending yang.
  • Prevents leakage of fluids - continuous sweating in steaming bone disorder, aftermath of warm-febrile disease, spontaneous sweating, night sweats, nocturnal emission, spermatorrhea, leukorrhea, uterine bleeding.
  • Softens hardness, dissipates nodules - scrofula, goiter.
  • Absorbs acidity - stomach pain, sour taste in the mouth.


Mu Li Dosage and Prep Notes

  • Dosage: 15-30g cook 20-30 minutes extra




Mu Li Appears In 4 Formulas

Chai Hu Jia Long Gu Mu Li Wan

  • Bupleurum, Dragon Bone, and Oyster Shell Formula
    • Palpitations, anxiety, restlessness, agitation/irritibility, and insomnia from heat due to liver yang or fire.
    • Mental disorders such as including biopolar and schizophrenia resulting from distrubed shen.
    • This formula is useful for treating symptoms of addiction recovery.
  • Calm The Spirit
  • Sedate and Calm the Spirit

Da Bu Gan Wan

  • Major Liver Nutrition Pills
    • Brittle nails, yellowing of the skin (jaundice).
    • Abdominal cramping, distension or pain in the hypochrondia due to liver qi stangation
    • Fatty liver, hepatitis and other liver diseases. 
  • Harmonize
  • Regulate and Harmonize the Liver and Spleen

Gu Zhi Shu Song Wan

Wu Ji Bai Feng Wan




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