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He Shou Wu

Posted by: admin on Feb 23, 2008 - 07:04 PM
Tonify Deficiencies

1 TASTE
Bitter, sweet, astringent and slightly warm


2 MERIDIANS
Liver and kidney


3 FUNCTIONS
1. To nourish blood and replenish essence; 2. To moisten the intestines and move stool; 3. To release toxins


4 INDICATIONS
1. Deficient blood syndrome manifested as sallow complexion, dizziness, vertigo, insomnia, early graying of hair and soreness and weakness in the lumbar region and knees. Fleeceflower root (He Shou Wu) is used with Prepared rehmannia root (Shu Di Huang), Grossy priver fruit (Nu Zhen Zi), Wolfberry fruit (Gou Qi Zi), Dadder seed (Tu Si Zi) and Mulberry mistletoe (Sang Ji Sheng)    2. Constipation due to dryness in the intestines. Fleeceflower root (Heshouwu) is used with Chinese angelica root (Dang Gui) and Hemp seed (Huo Ma Ren).    3. Chronic malaria due to weakness of the body. Fleeceflower root (Heshouwu) is used with Ginseng (Ren Shen) and Chinese angelica root (Danggui) in the formula He Ren Yin.    4. Scrofula. Fleeceflower root (Heshouwu) is used with Prunella spike (Xia Ku Cao) and Tendrilled fritillary bulb (Chuan Bei Mu).


5 DOSAGE
10-30 g


6 COUTIONS
This herb is contraindicated in cases with severe phlegm-damp or Diarrhea.


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