Hua Shi


Hua Shi in TCM:

Explore the properties of Hua Shi according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

English Name: talc
Pharmacuetical Name: Talcum
Properties: sweet, bland, cold

Temperature: cold

Channels: ST, UB

Flavors: sweet

Special Properties:
clears heat, clears damp, resolves summer heat

Actions / Indications:
  • Promotes urination, clears DH from the bladder (damp heat lin; stony lin)
  • Clear summer-heat (fever; irritability, thirst, diarrhea; heat in qi level with dampness)
  • Absorbs dampness from skin (topical use for damp skin lesions: eczema, heat rash, atheletes foot)

    Special Notes:
  • Taken internally, Hua Shi protects the stomach lining from gastritis, suppresses nausea and vomiting, and reduces absorption of toxins in the digestive tract.

  • (cc: pregnancy)
  • (cc: SP qi deficiency)
  • (cc: spermatorrhea)
  • (cc: depleted fluids due to warm-febrile or excessive urination)