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Herbology

 
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Gypsum

Herb name (Chinese): 石膏
Herb name (Pin Yin): shí gāo
Herb name (English): Gypsum
Herb name (Botanical): Gypsum Fibrosum
Origin of species: Hydrated calcium sulphate (CaSO4•2H2O)
Part(s) of herb used: Mineral
Geo-specific habitat(s): Hubei, Gansu, Sichuan, Anhui
Taste(s) & Properties: • Sweet, pungent
• Extremely cold
• Administrates the Lung and Stomach Meridians
Action(s): • Eases feverish symptoms, and coughs with blood-stained or yellow oral discharge
• Relieves swollen gums and symptoms related to constant thirst
• Aids in recovery of sores, and stops bleeding (external use)