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Hu Gu (Tiger Bone)

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Warm Hu Gu (Os Tigris)
Spicy, Sweet, Warm
Os Tigris
Tone Marks:
hŭ gŭ


  • Dispels Wind, Relieves Pain, Strengthens Sinews and Bones
    For Bi Zheng Syndrome with weak and sore back and knees. Also for atrophied lower back and legs, or when the leg spasms and there is difficulty moving the joints.

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Use with caution in cases of Fire from Excess or Deficiency

Herb-Drug Interactions

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.

Toxicity and Overdose

  • None Noted


  • 3-6 grams in pills, tinctures or powders (Chen)
  • 3-6 grams in pills, tinctures, or powders (Bensky)

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