Botanical Name: Drynariae Rhizoma

Gui Sui Bu

Gui Sui Bu

Category: Tonify the Yang

Taste: Bitter

Temperature: Warm

Channels Entered: Kidney, Liver

Dosage: 9-21g

Key Characteristics: Tonifies the Kidneys, strengthens and repairs the bones, and directs floating yang downward.

Cautions & Contraindications:

  • Use with caution in those with yin deficiency or in the absence of blood stasis.

Actions & Indications:

  • Tonifies the Kidneys and strengthens bones: for such symptoms as weak low back and knees, diarrhea, tinnitus, diminished hearing, and loose, painful teeth and bleeding gums associated with Kidney deficiency.
  • Promotes mending of the sinews and bones: for traumatic injuries such as falls, fractures, contusions, and sprains. Especially useful for ligamentous injuries and simple fractures.
  • Stimulates the growth of hair: used topically as a tincture for alopecia.