Botanical Name: Drynariae Rhizoma
Category: Tonify the Yang
Channels Entered: Kidney, Liver
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.