Pearl Powder

Chinese name: shen shu mo

What is Pearl Powder?
Pearl powder is a fine powder prepared from crushed pearls, which contain minerals and amino acids. Known for its ability to heal skin ailments, Chinese healers have used pearl powder to treat skin disease and as a skin-care cosmetic for over two thousand years.

What are the health benefits of Pearl Powder?

In addition to its beneficial use in treating skin disorders, traditional Chinese medicine uses pearl powder as a relaxant, an anti-inflammatory, and a detoxification agent. In traditional Chinese medicine terminology, pearl powder acts on inflamed tissue through its cooling and antimicrobial properties.

Where can I find Pearl Powder?

Pearl powder can be found online through herb suppliers, in Asian markets and in the offices of Chinese medical practitioners.

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