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
  • Used for heat that is lodged in the chest affecting all yang stages, also for phlegm in the liver/gall bladder.  Generally used for a range of psychological conditions, aiding with drug withdrawal and related issues.  Symptoms include chest oppression, anxiety, irratiblity, palpitations, excessive/delirious speech, heavy sensation of body, constipation, urinary issues.

    The Pulse will be wiry and rapid and the Tongue will be red with a slippery tongue coating.

  • Calm The Spirit
  • Sedate and Calm the Spirit

Gu Zhi Shu Song Wan

Wu Ji Bai Feng Wan




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