✵The TCM herbalism is also known as pharmaceutics of Traditional Chinese Medicine, or Chinese pharmaceutics, is the branch of health science dealing with the preparation, dispensing, and proper utilization of Chinese herbs. It is majorly composed of Introduction of Chinese Medicinals, Classification of Chinese Herbs, Formulas, and Patent medicines.
Classifications of Herbs:Herbs Clearing Heat and Purging Fire.
Introduction: Herbs Clearing Heat and Purging Fire: an agent or substance that has the effect of clearing heat from the Qi system, with high fever, dire thirst, dry yellow tongue coating and rapid surging pulse, or purging fire from the internal viscera, such as heart fire, liver fire, etc.
✵Till the date Oct 10th,2019, there are totally  kinds of common TCM herbs,  kinds of related plant species,  kind of related minerals, are recorded in this category. These Herbs Clearing Heat and Purging Fire are briefly introduced separately:
Brief Introduction: The herb Gypsum Fibrosum is a soft mineral chiefly composed of hydrated calcium sulfate(CaSO42H2O), used to clear heat and purge fire for relieving (1).high fever with fidgetiness and thirst in cases of warm diseases.(2).heat in the lung with cough and dyspnea, and (3).heat in the stomach with toothache and painful swelling of the gums, and also externally to promote the healing of wounds and ulcers. The herb is commonly known as Gypsum Fibrosum, Gypsum, Shí Gāo.
✵The herb Gypsum Fibrosum(Gypsum) is sulphate gypsumite mineral gypsum. It is also known as Gypsum, Shí Gāo. This commonly used mineral is introduced as:
Gypsum: Monoclinic system. Crystals are often plate-like, and aggregates are often dense granular, fibrous, or lamellar. Color is white normally, crystal colorless transparent, when the composition is not pure can present gray, flesh red, honey yellow or black. Stripe white. Transparent to translucent. Cleavage surface glass luster or pearl-like luster, fiber-like silk luster. Lamellar cleavage is significant. Broken shell-shaped at most lamellae. The hardness is 1.5 to 2. The proportion of 2.3. It is flexible.
Ecological environment: It often occurs in sedimentary rocks formed by gulf salt lakes and inland lakes. It is distributed in the middle and lower reaches area of the Yangtze River, the Zhujiang river area, southwest, northwest and other areas of China.
Trait identification:The product is a fibrous aggregate. It is a long, plate or irregular block. White, off-white or pale yellow; Streaked white; Some are translucent. The upper and lower sides are relatively flat, without texture and luster; The longitudinal plane is usually longitudinally fibrous with a silky sheen. Weight, soft texture, fingernails can be carved. Slight smell, mild taste. With a large, white color, longitudinal fiber shape, luster, quality pine, no grocery stone for the better.