English Name: mirabilite crystal
Literal Translation: “cold water stone”
Pharmaceutical Name: Mirabilite
Medica Category: Heat-Clearing and Fire-Purging Herbs
Properties: Han Shui Sui enters the Stomach and Kidney channels; it is salty in nature and very cold in temperature.
The Chinese Herb Han Shui Shi is the precipitate that is formed when a saturated solution of sodium sulfate (Mang Xiao) is cooled to below room temperature.
Han Shui Shi clears (Stomach) heat form the qi and xue levels of the body, a condition characterized by very high fever, profuse perspiration, and extreme thirst. It is also used topically to clear heat from burns, sores with heat/fire components, and infections of the eyes (w/inflammation).