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Aluminium, potassiumAluminium, potassium & sodium silicates

PUMICE

 

This volcanic lava is finely powdered by Chinese physicians and given for ailments that produce hot phlegm, such as acute bronchitis and other respiratory tract infections.

 

This extraordinary, light, volcanic lava results from stone being heated until it is soft. Then, as it cools, the stone becomes spongy as steam escapes. Pumice stones are widely used cosmetically to remove dead skin and are also used in dentistry.

 

PARTS USED

Whole pumice.

 

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS

Aluminium, potassium and sodium silicates.

 

ACTIONS

Sedative; expectorant; drives phlegm from lungs; cooling; abrasive.

 

MEDICINAL USE

In Chinese medicine, it is given for any ailment that produces phlegm or sputum, such as bronchitis, and to encourage urination.

 

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Powder.

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