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Gou Ji

Posted by: admin on Feb 23, 2008 - 06:32 PM
Tonify Deficiencies

1 TASTE
Bitter, sweet and warm


2 MERIDIANS
Liver and kidney


3 FUNCTIONS
1.To tonify liver and kidneys ; 2. To strengthen bones and tendons 3. To expel wind and dampness


4 INDICATIONS
1. Deficiency of the liver and kidneys manifested as soreness and pain in the lower back and knees. Cibot rhizome (Gou Ji)is used with Eucommia bark (Du Zhong), Teasel root (Xu Duan) and Cyathula root (Niu Xi)    2. Deficient liver and kidneys accompanied by invasion of wind and dampness manifested as soreness and pain in the lower back and knees and motor imairment. Cibot rhizome (Gouji) is used with Cinnamon twigs(Gui Zhi), Large-leaf gentian root (Qin Jiao) and Futokadsura stem (Hai Feng Teng)


5 DOSAGE
10-15g


6 COUTIONS
This herb is contraindicated in cases with dysuria, scanty, yellow or brown urine, bitter taste in the mouth or dryness of the tongue.


Gou Ji

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