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Herbology

 
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Clam Shell

Herb name (Chinese): 蛤壳
Herb name (Pin Yin): gě qiào
Herb name (English): Clam Shell
Herb name (Botanical): Concha Meretricis seu Cyclinae
Origin of species: Meretrix meretrix Linnaeus Cyclina sinensis Gmelin
Part(s) of herb used: Shell
Geo-specific habitat(s): Along the coastal regions of China, including Liaoning and Hainan
Taste(s) & Properties: • Bitter, Salty
• Slightly cold
• Administrates the Lung, Kidney and Stomach Meridians
Action(s): • Eases coughs with yellow oral discharge
• Relieves symptoms of water retention in the body and skin irritations
• Scalds