In the Chinese Herbal Materia Medica, Ci Shi belongs to category of herbs that calm the spirit.
Taste: acrid, salty
Channels Entered: Kidney, Liver
(1) Anchors and calms the spirit.
(2) Nourishes the Kidneys, augments the Liver, improves hearing & vision.
(3) Helps the Kidneys grasp qi.
Common Name: Magnetite; Loadstone