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Gui Ban

Posted by: admin on Feb 23, 2008 - 07:17 PM
Tonify Deficiencies

1 TASTE
Sweet, salty and cold


2 MERIDIANS
Liver, kidney and heart


3 FUNCTIONS
1. To nourish yin and subdue yang;2. To tonify the kidneys and strengthen the bones


4 INDICATIONS
1. Hyperactivity of liver yang due to deficient yin of the liver and kidneys manifested as dizziness, distension and pain in the head and blurred vision. Tortoise plastron (Gui Ban) is used with White peony root (Bai Shao), Cyathula root (Niu Xi), Sea-ear shell (Shi Jue Ming) and Uncaria stem (Gou Teng).    2. Malnutrition of tendons and muscles due to yin consumed by febrile diseases manifested as spasms and convulsions of hands and feet. Tortoise plastron (Guiban) is used with Donkey hide gelatin (E Jiao), Fresh rehmannia root (Sheng Di Huang) and Oyster shell (Mu Li).    3. Deficient yin of the liver and kidney manifested as soreness and weakness of the lower back and knees and fragile bones and tendons. Tortoise plastron (Guiban) is used with Cyathula root (Niuxi), Draghon bone (Long Gu) and Prepared rehmannia root (Shu Di Huang).    4. Deficient yn and excessive fire manifested as afternoon fever, cough with blood, night sweating and seminal emissions. Tortoise plastron (Guiban) is used with Prepared rehmannia root (Shudihuang) in the formula Da Buyin Wan.    5.Derangement of mind by deficiency of yin and blood manifested as insomnia, forgetfulness, palpitations and fright. Tortoise plastron (Guiban) is used with Dragon bone (Longgu), Grass-leaved sweetflag (Shi Chang Pu) and Polygala root (Yuan Zhi) in the formula Kongsheng Zhenzhong Dan.    6. Deficient yin and heat in the blood manifested as excessive menstruation and uterine bleeding. Tortoise plastron (Guiban) is used with Fresh rehmannia root (Shengdihuang) and Eclipta (Mohanlian).


5 DOSAGE
10-30g (The herb is cooled first, then additional


6 COUTIONS
This herb should be used with caution during pregnancy.


Gui Ban

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