Duan Shi Gao (Gypsum Fibrosum Preparata)

Common Name: gypsum (calcined)
TCM Category: Clear Heat, Drains Fire
TCM Functions: Clears Heat and drains Fire; clears Heat and promotes healing of sores, burns and eczema.
Relevant Pharmacological Effects*: Laboratory studies indicate that Shi Gao has antipyretic effects and topical application has shown to shorten healing time of tissue.

*Listed pharmacological effects and information about laboratory studies come from Chinese Medical Herbology and Pharmacology by John Chen and Tina Chen.