Meng Shi – Mica or Lapis – Chlorite-Schist

Nature: sweet, salty, neutral

Enters: Lung, Liver

Actions: Calms the liver, relieves convulsions and palpitations; descends the Lung Qi; resolves phlegm.

• Stubborn phlegm: cough and difficulty breathing with old, viscous, clumped phlegm.
• Liver wind stirring, phlegm-heat: convulsions, palpitations, seizures, mania-withdrawal.
• Severe food stagnation.
• Bensky/Gamble classifies as an herb to stop cough and wheezing.
Duan meng shi, the calcined form, is more easily absorbed then the raw form.

Dose: 9-15g

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