Also Known As:
Pharmaceutical Latin
Pin Yin
Colla Cervi Cornus Lu Jiao Jiao 4-12g Nourishes and tonifies Qi and Blood.
With Gui Ban, it is made into a glue to tonify Yin and Yang.
Plastrum Testudinis Gui Ban 9-45g Nourishes Yin, anchors Yang, benefits the Kidneys, strengthens the bones and nourishes the Blood.
With Zhi Mu, Huang Bai and Sheng Di Huang, for afternoon fever, night sweats, and steaming bone disorder due to Yin Deficiency.
With Liu Jiao Jiao, for weakness and debility due to Kidney Deficiency.
Rx. Rehmanniae Sheng Di Huang 5-30g Clears Heat, cools the Blood, nourishes Yin and generates fluids.
*Os Tigris (see contra-indications) Hu Gu 10-60g Dispels Wind-Dampness, controls pain and strengthens the sinews and bones.
Rx. Dipsaci Xu Duan 6-21g Tonifies the Liver and Kidneys, strengthens and reconnects the sinews and bones, promotes the movement of Blood, alleviates pain and generates flesh.
With Du Zhong and Niu Xi, for deficient Kidneys or Cold-Damp Bi causing low back and leg pain and weakness, and contracture of the leg muscles.
Sm. Cuscutae Tu Si Zi 6-18g Strengthens Yang, nourishes Yin, astringes Jing and urine, benefits the marrow and tonifies the Kidneys and Liver.
With Du Zhong, enriches and tonifies the Kidneys and Liver, astringes Jing, nourishes Kidney Yin, brightens the eyes and encourages the movement of Primal Yang to treat spermatorrhea, premature ejaculation and lower back pain from Kidney Deficiency.
Cx. Eucommiae Du Zhong 8-16g Tonifies the Kidneys and Liver, strengthens the sinews and bones, aids the smooth flow of Qi and Blood and tonifies Kidney Yang.
With Xu Duan, tonifies the Liver and Kidneys, strengthens the lower back and secures the Chong and Ren channels to treat aching in the lower back and knees, weakness of the legs which makes walking difficult and especially threatened miscarriage due to instability of the Chong and Ren channels.
Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae Bai Zhu 3-15g Tonifies the Spleen, augments Qi, dries Dampness and promotes water metabolism.
Rx. Astragali Huang Qi 9-30g Tonifies Qi and Blood and relieves numbness and pain.
With Bai Zhu, for Spleen Qi Deficiency with weakness, lassitude and loose stools.
Rx. Glycyrrhizae Gan Cao 3-14g Tonifies the Spleen, augments Qi, moderates spasms, moderates and harmonizes the harsh properties of other herbs and alleviates pain.
With Bai Shao, moderates spasms and alleviates pain, for painful spasms of the leg or abdomen.
Rx. Achyranthis Bidentatae Niu Xi 6-16g Invigorates the Blood, expels Blood Stasis, nourishes the Liver and Kidney Yin, strengthens the sinews and bones and benefits the joints.
With Du Zhong, for low back and extremity pain and weakness due to Bi pain or Kidney Deficiency.
With Sheng Di Huang, powerfully clears Deficiency Fire Blazing Upward.
Rx. Angelicae Sinensis Dang Gui 3-15g Tonifies, invigorates and harmonizes the Blood and stops pain due to Blood Stasis.
With Huang Qi, for many Blood Deficiency patterns.
With Bai Shao, regulates and harmonizes Qi and Blood and treats Blood Deficiency Heat.
Rx. Paeoniae Alba Bai Shao 5-30g Nourishes the Blood and astringes Yin.
With Gan Cao, regulates the relationship between the Liver and Spleen and nourishes the sinews.
Cx. Phellodendri Huang Bai 3-12g Drains Kidney Fire.
With Zhi Mu, for Yin Deficiency fever with steaming bones and night sweats.
With Sheng Di Huang and Gui Ban, for steaming bone disorder and spermator-rhea due to Yin Deficiency.
With Dang Gui and Niu Xi, for a sore and weak low back and legs.
Rz. Anemarrhenae Zhi Mu 6-12g Clears Heat, drains Fire, nourishes Yin, moistens Dryness, generates Fluids, clears Deficiency Fire and quenches thirst.
With Huang Bai, clears Heat and Drains Fire for Yin Deficiency Fire.
Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi 3-9g Regulates Qi, adjusts the Middle, relieves the diaphragm, dries Dampness and transforms Phlegm.
With Bai Zhu, for anorexia and other symptoms of Damp Obstruction due to Spleen Deficiency.
  • Tonifies the Liver and Kidneys
  • Nourishes Yin
  • Tonifies Yang
  • Nourishes the Blood
  • Clears Heat
  • Activates the Blood
  • Nourishes the sinews and bones
  • Atrophy disorder (Wei Syndrome) due to Liver and Kidney Deficiency
  • Weakening and wasting of the muscles
  • All four limbs become involved
  • May be considerable cramping and stiffness
  • Partial loss of nervous control over the muscles
  • Respiration is affected
  • *Os Tigris Hu Gu is an endangered species and is not used. See modifications for substitutions.
As a substitute for Os Tigris Hu Gu: As a substitute for Os Tigris Hu Gu with an effect on the DU channel:
Os Canis Gou Gu
or Rz. Drynariae Gu Sui Bu
Os Felinis Mao Gu Nidus Vespae Lu Feng Fang
As a substitute for Os Tigris Hu Gu when there is inflammation: or
Rx. Clematidis Wei Ling Xian
Hb. Taraxaci Pu Gong Ying Nidus Vespae Lu Feng Fang