Salty and cold
1. To pacify the liver and subdue yang; 2. To clear the fire in the liver and brighten the eyes.
1. Deficient yin of the liver and kidneys and hyperactivity of liver yang; a) dizziness, vertigo blurred vision manifestations-Sea-ear shell (Shi Jue Ming) is used with Oyster shell (Mu Li),White peony root (Bai Shao) and Tortoise plastron (Gui Ban) to nourish yin and subdue yang; b) distending sensation of the head and eyes, headache, eye pain and red face manifestations-Sea-ear shell (Shijueming) is used with Uncaria stem (Gou Teng), Chrysantemum flower (Ju Hua) and Prunella spike (Xia Ku Cao to pacify the liver and clear heat.2. Flaring up of liver fire manifested as red, swollen and painful eyes and blurred vision. Sea-ear shell (Shijueming) is used with Chrysanthemum flower (Juhua) and Cassia seed (Jue Ming Zi).3.Deficiency of liver blood manifested as chronic blurred vision and dryness of the eyes. Sea-ear shell (Shijueming) is used with Prepared rehmannia root (Shu Di Huang) in the formula Shijueming Wan.