Chinese Herb: Bu Gu Zhi (Psoralea Fruit), Fructus Psoraleae Corylifoliae

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Chinese Herb: Bu Gu Zhi (Psoralea Fruit), Fructus Psoraleae Corylifoliae

Herb 2 of 29 in Herbs that Tonify Yang

Warm Bu Gu Zhi (Fructus Psoraleae Corylifoliae)
Channels:
KI, SP
Properties:
Spicy, Bitter, Very Warm
Latin:
Fructus Psoraleae Corylifoliae
Chinese:
补骨脂
Tone Marks:
bŭ gŭ zhī
Translation:
Tonify Bone Resin

Chinese Herb Actions

  • Tonifies the Kidneys, Strengthens the Yang, Consolidates Jing (Essence), and Holds the Urine
    For Yang and Jing Deficiency with symptoms such as spermatorrhea, impotence, incontinence, premature ejaculation, urinary frequency, cold and/or pain in the lower back, and cold in the extremities or scrotum.
  • Warms the Spleen Yang
    For Spleen Deficiency with symptoms such as diarrhea, bloating, poor appetite, borborygmus, and abdominal pain.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Use caution in cases of Yin Deficient heat with symptoms such as dry mouth, dry and sore throat, constipation, nocturnal emissions, hematuria, and urinary tract infections.
  • Use with caution during pregnancy

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 5-10 grams

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

References Used

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