Costazia bone (Haifushi)
Pharmaceutical Name: Pumice. Pumex
Zoological Name: Costazia aculeata Canu et Bassler
Common Name: Pumice, Costazia bone
Source of Earliest Record: Rihuazi Bencao
Part Used: The dried bone is collected from Costazia Sp.
Natural Properties & Taste: Salty and cold
1. To clear heat in the lungs and resolve phlegm.
2. To soften hardness and release nodules
1. Phlegm-heat cough manifested as cough with yellow, sticky and thick sputum or sputum difficult to expectorate. Costazia bone (Haifushi) is used with Sea clam shell (Haigeqiao), Trichosanthes fruit (Gualou), Capejasmine (Zhizi) and Natural indigo (Qingdai).
2. Scrofula and goiter caused by phlegm and qi accumulation. Costazia bone (Haifushi) is used with Oyster shell (Muli), Tendrilled fritillary bulb (Chuanbeimu), Scrophularia (Xuanshen) and Laminaria (Kunbu).
Dosage: 6-10 g