Mu Li (Oyster Shell) - Chinese Herbal Medicine

  • English Name:  Oyster Shell
  • Pinyin Name:  Mu Li
  • 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.
Functional Grouping (See All)
  • Herbs That Anchor, Settle and Calm The Spirit

  • Dosage and Preparation Notes
    • Dosage: 15-30g cook 20-30 minutes extra
    Channels/Meridians Influenced (See All)

     ◦ Kidney ◦ Liver

    Associated Temperature and Taste (See All)

     ◦ Salty (Xian) ◦ Cool



    Herbal Formulas Which Include Mu Li

    Below you will find Traditional Chinese Medicine herbal formulas which contain Mu Li (in alphabetical order). You May click on the name of the formula for more details or click on any of the products from our store to read usage information or to purchase a particular formula.

    TCM FormulaClinical Functions
    Chai Hu Jia Long Gu Mu Li Wan

    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.

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    Da Bu Gan Wan

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    Gu Zhi Shu Song Wan

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    Wu Ji Bai Feng Wan

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    Related Conditions:

     ◦ Palpitations ◦ Anxiety ◦ Insomnia ◦ Dizziness (Vertigo) ◦ Headache ◦ Tinnitus ◦ Vision Problems ◦ Night Sweats (Sleep Hyperhidrosis) ◦ Leukorrhea ◦ Goiter

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