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Yi Zhi Ren / Alpinia Fruit
Fructus Alpiniae Oxyphyllae

Temperature:

Properties:

Yi Zhi Ren / Alpinia Fruit
Fructus Alpiniae Oxyphyllae

Temperature: Warm

Properties: Acrid

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Yi Zhi Ren / Alpinia Fruit
Fructus Alpiniae Oxyphyllae

Functions:

Warms the kidney, retains the essence, and holds in urine

Warms the Spleen, retains saliva (stops excessive saliva), and stops diarrhea

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Yi Zhi Ren / Alpinia Fruit
Fructus Alpiniae Oxyphyllae

Channels:

Yi Zhi Ren / Alpinia Fruit
Fructus Alpiniae Oxyphyllae

Channels: Kidney, Spleen

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Yi Zhi Ren / Alpinia Fruit
Fructus Alpiniae Oxyphyllae

Special Characteristics:

Commonly paired with Bu Gu Zhi

Yi Zhi Ren tonifies Kidney more; Bu Gu Zhi tonifies Spleen more

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Bu Gu Zhi / Psoralea Fruit
Fructus Psoraleae

Temperature:

Properties:

Bu Gu Zhi / Psoralea Fruit
Fructus Psoraleae

Temperature: Very Warm

Properties: Acrid, Bitter

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Bu Gu Zhi / Psoralea Fruit
Fructus Psoraleae

Functions:

Tonifies the Kidney and fortifies the Yang

Warms the Kidney and Spleen to stop diarrhea

Grasps the Qi and calms wheezing

Recently used topically or internally for toothache, alopecia, psoriasis,and vitiligo due to Kidney deficiency

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Bu Gu Zhi / Psoralea Fruit
Fructus Psoraleae

Channels:

Bu Gu Zhi / Psoralea Fruit
Fructus Psoraleae

Channels: Kidney, Spleen

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Bu Gu Zhi / Psoralea Fruit
Fructus Psoraleae

Special Characteristics:

Commonly paired with Yi Zhi Ren

Bu Gu Zhi tonifies Spleen more; Yi Zhi Ren tonifies Kidney more

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Gu Sui Bu / Drynaria
Rhizoma Drynariae

Temperature:

Properties:

Gu Sui Bu / Drynaria
Rhizoma Drynariae

Temperature: Warm

Properties: Bitter

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Gu Sui Bu / Drynaria
Rhizoma Drynariae

Functions:

Tonifies the Kidney for such symptoms as lower back pain, tinnitus, deafness, toothache, and chronic diarrhea

Promotes mending of the sinews and bones

Stimulates hair growth

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Gu Sui Bu / Drynaria
Rhizoma Drynariae

Channels:

Gu Sui Bu / Drynaria
Rhizoma Drynariae

Channels: Liver, Kidney

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Gu Sui Bu / Drynaria
Rhizoma Drynariae

Special Characteristics:

Special herb for promoting the mending of sinews and bones

Often used in the treatment of bone cancer

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Gou Ji / Cibotium (East Asian Tree Fern Rhizome)
Rhizoma Ciboti

Temperature:

Properties:

Gou Ji / Cibotium (East Asian Tree Fern Rhizome)
Rhizoma Ciboti

Temperature: Warm

Properties: Sweet, Bitter

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Gou Ji / Cibotium (East Asian Tree Fern Rhizome)
Rhizoma Ciboti

Functions:

Tonifies the Liver and Kidney, strengthens the sinews and bones, and expels wind-dampness

Relieves wind-cold-damp Bi symdrome

Also used for Kidney deficiency causing frequent urination and excessive vaginal discharge

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Gou Ji / Cibotium (East Asian Tree Fern Rhizome)
Rhizoma Ciboti

Channels:

Gou Ji / Cibotium (East Asian Tree Fern Rhizome)
Rhizoma Ciboti

Channels: Kidney, Liver

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Gou Ji / Cibotium (East Asian Tree Fern Rhizome)
Rhizoma Ciboti

Special Characteristics:

Addresses spinal pain from the neck to the lower back

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Xu Duan / Japanese Teasel Root
Radix Dipsaci

Temperature:

Properties:

Xu Duan / Japanese Teasel Root
Radix Dipsaci

Temperature: Slightly Warm

Properties: Bitter, Acrid, Sweet

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Xu Duan / Japanese Teasel Root
Radix Dipsaci

Functions:

Tonifies the Liver and Kidney, strengthens bones and sinews

For chronic Bi syndrome, weakness and soreness in the lower back and knees due to Liver and Kidney deficiency

Tonifies the Kidney, stops bleeding, and calms the fetus

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Xu Duan / Japanese Teasel Root
Radix Dipsaci

Channels:

Xu Duan / Japanese Teasel Root
Radix Dipsaci

Channels: Kidney, Liver

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Du Zhong / Eucommia Bark
Cortex Eucommiae

Temperature:

Properties:

Du Zhong / Eucommia Bark
Cortex Eucommiae

Temperature: Warm

Properties: Sweet, Slightly Acrid

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Du Zhong / Eucommia Bark
Cortex Eucommiae

Functions:

Tonifies the Liver and Kidney and strengthens the sinews and bones

Tonifies the Kidney and calms the fetus

Used for impotence, spermatorrhea, and frequent urination due to Kidney deficiency

Recently used for hypertension due to Kidney deficiency with Liver Yang rising

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Du Zhong / Eucommia Bark
Cortex Eucommiae

Channels:

Du Zhong / Eucommia Bark
Cortex Eucommiae

Channels: Kidney, Liver

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Du Zhong / Eucommia Bark
Cortex Eucommiae

Special Characteristics:

Chief herb for lower back pain due to Kidney Yang deficiency; popular for hypertension

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Hu Lu Ba / Fenugreek Seed
Semen Trigonellae

Temperature:

Properties:

Hu Lu Ba / Fenugreek Seed
Semen Trigonellae

Temperature: Warm

Properties: Bitter

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Hu Lu Ba / Fenugreek Seed
Semen Trigonellae

Functions:

Warms the Kidney, disperses dampness and cold, and alleviates pain

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Hu Lu Ba / Fenugreek Seed
Semen Trigonellae

Channels:

Hu Lu Ba / Fenugreek Seed
Semen Trigonellae

Channels: Kidney, Liver

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Hu Lu Ba / Fenugreek Seed
Semen Trigonellae

Special Characteristics:

Especially used for pain management (but not a common herb)

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Xian Mao / Curculigo
Rhizoma Curculiginis

Temperature:

Properties:

Xian Mao / Curculigo
Rhizoma Curculiginis

Temperature: Hot

Properties: Acrid, Toxic

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Xian Mao / Curculigo
Rhizoma Curculiginis

Functions:

Warms the Kidney and strengthens the Yang

Strengthens the sinews and bone, and expels cold dampness

Treats Bi Zheng (painful obstruction syndrome)

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Xian Mao / Curculigo
Rhizoma Curculiginis

Channels:

Xian Mao / Curculigo
Rhizoma Curculiginis

Channels: Kidney, Liver

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Xian Mao / Curculigo
Rhizoma Curculiginis

Special Characteristics:

Treats cold damp versus wind damp

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Yin Yang Huo/ Epimedium
Herba Epimedii

Temperature:

Properties:

Yin Yang Huo/ Epimedium
Herba Epimedii

Temperature: Warm

Properties: Acrid, Sweet

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Yin Yang Huo/ Epimedium
Herba Epimedii

Functions:

Warms the Kidney and fortifies the Yang

Strengthens the bones and sinews, and expels wind dampness

Recently used for menopausal hypertension due to Kidney Yin and Yang deficiency

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Yin Yang Huo/ Epimedium
Herba Epimedii

Channels:

Yin Yang Huo/ Epimedium
Herba Epimedii

Channels: Kidney, Liver

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Ba Ji Tian / Morinda Root
Radix Morindae Officinalis

Temperature:

Properties:

Ba Ji Tian / Morinda Root
Radix Morindae Officinalis

Temperature: Warm

Properties: Acrid, Sweet

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Ba Ji Tian / Morinda Root
Radix Morindae Officinalis

Functions:

Tonifies the Kidney and fortifies the Yang

Strengthens the bones and sinews, and expels wind-dampness

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Ba Ji Tian / Morinda Root
Radix Morindae Officinalis

Channels:

Ba Ji Tian / Morinda Root
Radix Morindae Officinalis

Channels: Kidney, Liver

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Ba Ji Tian / Morinda Root
Radix Morindae Officinalis

Special Characteristics:

Can treat adults with incontinence and children with anuresis

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Suo Yang / Cynomorium
Herba Cynomorii

Temperature:

Properties:

Suo Yang / Cynomorium
Herba Cynomorii

Temperature: Warm

Properties: Sweet

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Suo Yang / Cynomorium
Herba Cynomorii

Functions:

Tonifies the Kidney and fortifies the Yang

Moistens the intestines and unblocks the bowels

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Suo Yang / Cynomorium
Herba Cynomorii

Channels:

Suo Yang / Cynomorium
Herba Cynomorii

Channels: Large Intestine, Kidney, Liver

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Suo Yang / Cynomorium
Herba Cynomorii

Special Characteristics:

Similar properties to Rou Cong Rong, but it doesn't tonify the essence.

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Rou Cong Rong / Cistanche
Herba Cistanches

Temperature:

Properties:

Rou Cong Rong / Cistanche
Herba Cistanches

Temperature: Warm

Properties: Sweet, Salty

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Rou Cong Rong / Cistanche
Herba Cistanches

Functions:

Tonifies the Kidney and fortifies the Yang

Moistens the intestines and unblocks the bowels

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Rou Cong Rong / Cistanche
Herba Cistanches

Channels:

Rou Cong Rong / Cistanche
Herba Cistanches

Channels: Kidney, Large Intestine

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Rou Cong Rong / Cistanche
Herba Cistanches

Special Characteristics:

Often paired with Sao Yang

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Lu Rong / Deer Antler
Cornu Cervi Parvum

Temperature:

Properties:

Lu Rong / Deer Antler
Cornu Cervi Parvum

Temperature: Warm

Properties: Sweet, Salty

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Lu Rong / Deer Antler
Cornu Cervi Parvum

Functions:

Warms and tonifies Kidney Yang

Tonifies the Kidney, augments the essence and the blood

Tonifies the Kidney to strengthen the sinews and bones

Nourishes Ren (Conception), and Chong (Thoroughfare) channels

Heals chronic Yin sores and boils

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Lu Rong / Deer Antler
Cornu Cervi Parvum

Channels:

Lu Rong / Deer Antler
Cornu Cervi Parvum

Channels: Kidney, Liver

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Lu Rong / Deer Antler
Cornu Cervi Parvum

Special Characteristics:

Strongest herb to tonify the Kidney Yang