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Shi Gao

Gypsum | 石膏
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SKU G0620

Ingredient: Gypsum (shi gao) (Calcium sulfate).

Mandarin: 石膏
Pin-Yin: Shi Gao
English: Gypsum
Korean: 승마
Romaji: Sekko
Kanji: 石膏
Kampo: No

 

 

Pharmaceutical Name:

  • Gypsum fibrosum

Sources:

  • Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica (Bensky et al.)

Properties:

  • Sweet, acrid, very cold

Channels Entered:

  • Lung, stomach

Herb Actions:

  • Clears heat and drains fire
  • Clears heat from excess from the lungs
  • Clears stomach fire

 

Contraindications:

  • Not recommended for those with a cold from deficiency of the spleen and stomach
  • Not recommended for those with a fever from yin deficiency

 

Commonly Found In:

  • Dang Gui & Arctium Formula, Magnolia Flower & Gypsum Formula, Eriobotrya & Ophiopogon Formula, Gypsum Combination, Bupleurum & Pueraria Combination

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