TCM/Traditional chinese medicine/Natural medicine,Chi Shi Zhi
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The Processing of Chi Shi Zhi
The enhydrous kaolinite of the family Silicate. Mainly contain
enhydrous aluminium aluminate.
Fujian, Shandong, Henan provinces in China.
Mined all the year round, removed gravel.
The actual smell and taste
Slight clay flavor, slight flavor, chew it without sand feeling.
Red, smooth, exquisite, soft, brittle, absorb water well.
Refined with water or refined with water after calcined in the
The Effect of Chi Shi Zhi
Sweet, astringent, warm; large intestine and stomach meridians
Astringe intestines to check diarrhea, astringe to stop bleeding,
astringe leukorrhagia, produce skin and cure ulcer when externally
A. Chronic diarrhea and dysentery
It is good at astringing intestines to check diarrhea and stopping
bleeding. For chronic diarrhea and dysentery due to deficiency
cold, it is combined with Yu Yu Liang in mutual reinforcement, such
as in the formula Chi Shi Zhi Yu Yu Liang Tang from Shang Han Lun.
For chronic dysentery due to deficiency cold, purulent and
hematochezia, it is combined with the middle-warming and
spleen-tonifying herbs. For instance, it is used with Gan Jiang and
Jing Mi in the formula Tao Hua Tang from Shang Han Lun.
B. Hematochezia, metrorrhagia and metrostaxis
It is indicated for hematochezia, metrorrhagia and metrostaxis
because it can astringe to check bleeding. For hematochezia, it is
combined with hemostatic herbs. For instance, it is used with Yu Yu
Liang, Long Gu and Di Yu. For metrorrhagia and metrostaxis, it is
combined with herbs to strengthen thoroughfare vessels, relieve
metrorrhagia. For instance, it is used with Hai Piao Xiao and Ce
Bai Ye. For bleeding of digestive tract, it is combined with Bai Ji
and San Qi, etc.
It can astringe to relieve leukorrhagia. For thin leucorrhea due to
kidney deficiency, it is combined with herbs of warming, tonifying
and astringing. For instance, it is used with Lu Jiao Shuang, Qian
Shi and Hai Piao Xiao.
D. Ulcer without curing and eczema
External application can dry dampness, cure ulcer and produce new
skin. For ulcer without curing and eczema, it could be smashed into
powder singly or combined with herbs, for instance, it is used with
Long Gu, Ru Xiang, Mo Yao and Hai Piao Xiao, to paste on the
Dosage and Administrations
Decoct 10~20 g. Proper dosage for external use, smashed and pasted
on the affected area.
It is contraindicated in cases of diarrhea or dysentery of
damp-heat type. Use with caution for pregnant women. It is
incompatible to Guan Gui (Rou Gui).