Oyster Shell (Mu Li) - Lab-Tested Pieces Form 1 lb. - Nuherbs Brand
Herbal Information for Oyster Shell in Pieced Form
Common Name: Oyster Shell, Oyster, Mu Li
Botanical Name: Concha ostreae
Pin Yin Name: Mu Li
Form: Pieces, Lab-Tested
Pack Size: One Pound (1 lb.)
Dosage: Consult your healthcare professional for correct dosage.
Cautions: Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Incompatible with ma huang, xi xin, and wu zhu yu. Do not use in cases of yang deficiency or kidney deficiency without heat. Do not use with spermatorrhea due to coldness.
Additional Information About Oysters
- Supports mental calmness
Product Properties: salty, neutral, slightly cold, non-toxic
Channels: Liver, kidney
How to Use Oyster Shell (Mu Li)
Oyster shell contains calcium carbonate, calcium phosphate, calcium sulfate, organic compounds, magnesium, aluminum, silicon, and ferric oxide. It is easiest to take as a decoction.
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Each batch of herbs is dual-lab tested by in-house lab and independent third party lab. In-house lab is equipped with instruments such as a high performance liquid chromatograph, moisture determination meter, Fourier transform infrared spectrometer, atomic absorption spectrophotometer, gas chromatograph, etc.
In addition, the following additional tests are performed:
- Pesticides - over 200 pesticides tested for (Uab 2000 screen).
- Heavy Metals - Lead, Mercury and Arsenic
Packaging and Storage
Processing and storage standards make the difference in preserving the quality of our herbs. Our herbs have a shelf life of 24-36 months. Our natural herbs retain their freshness and quality without added preservatives. Special measures are taken to store the herbal materials to maintain their optimum required conditions for humidity, temperature and protection from light.
Quality of Lab-Tested Herbs
The best herbs are gathered from their indigenous regions to ensure that the proper climate, soil and water crucial to the content of active ingredients are present, as most herbs indigenous to one region cannot be properly grown in another. Our herbs are wild crafted or sourced from 52 GAP (Good Agricultural Practice) Farms when possible. The source of the herbs will be indicated on the COA (certificate of analysis). Testing each batch of herbs is dual-lab tested by our in-house lab and independent third party lab. Our in-house lab is equipped with instruments such as a high performance liquid chromatograph, moisture determination meter, Fourier transform infrared spectrometer, atomic absorption spectrophotometer, gas chromatograph, etc. In addition, the following additional tests are performed:
- Pesticides (over 200 pesticides tested for with the Uab 2000 screen)
- Heavy Metals (lead, mercury and arsenic)
About Traditional Chinese Herbs
Traditional Chinese herbs encompasses the use of different parts of plants, such as the leaves, roots, stems, flowers, and seeds. These plant parts are often used as a tea, decoctions, extracts, made into capsules or even a footbath. These bulk herbs should be regarded as an added feature to modern western healthcare, and not as a replacement. Chinese traditional herbs (sometimes used as teas) emphasize harmony and balance. We encourage you to educate yourself on herbs and supplements by researching reputable sites and books. Have an open discussion with your physician on what will be most beneficial for your health issues. Discuss the possible interactions of herbs and pharmaceuticals with your pharmacist or physician.