Pinyin name: Chi Shi Zhi
Aka: Hong Gao Ling, Chi Shi Tu, Crimson Stone Resin
Source: Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing
English name: Halloysit, Red Halloysit
Pharmaceutical name: Halloysitum Rubrum
Properties: sweet, sour, astringent, warm
Channels entered: stomach, large instestine
Chinese therapeutic actions: binds the intestine, stops diarrhea. stops bleeding, and promotes healing of sores and ulcerations.
The herb is sold by the pound in either the raw form or powdered.