Anchor, Settle, and Calm the Spirit
Calcined to enhance its ability to bind, astringe and dry; often used to restrain and inhibit sweating, secure essence and stop vaginal discharge.
Nourishes Yin and Anchors Yang
Calms the Heart and Anchors the Shen
Absorbs Acidity and Alleviates Pain
Excess heat, damp-heat. Overdose may cause constipation or indigestion.
15-30g, crushed and precooked. Use raw for Liver yang rising. Vinegar-fry for nodules and enlarged organs. Use calcined to astringe fluids, and to treat ulcers and reflux.