Sea-ear Shell/ Shi Jue Ming 16oz
Known as "sea ear," the abalone is a type of mollusk that grows predominantly in the waters in and around California. ... Abalone shell (AKA Concha haliotidis, abalone shell,) is used to treat conditions such as vertigo, dizziness, blurred vision, headaches, and eye-related pain, and to improve visual acuity. . . Abalone shell contains a variety of elements, including calcium, iron, magnesium, sodium, and silicon, and several chemical compounds, including aspartic acid and glutamic acid. [Aspartic acid helps every cell in the body work. It plays a role in hormone production and release. Normal nervous system function. . . Glutamic acid (glutamate) is an amino acid used by the body to build proteins. Glutamate is the most common excitatory (stimulating) neurotransmitter in the central nervous system.]
The shells are collected in the summer and autumn, then dried in the sun and broken into pieces for use. Abalone shell is often combined with other substances, such as oyster shell and white peony.
The typical dosage of abalone shell is between 15 and 30 grams, crushed and decocted with water. If an abalone shell is being combined with other items, it should be added to the decoction earlier than the other ingredients. The Shi Jue Ming decoction can be applied topically.