Fossilia Ossis Mastodi

Anchor, Settle, & Calm the Spirit

Long Gu

Long Gu

Taste: Sweet, Astringent
Flavor: Neutral
Channels Entered: Heart, Liver, Kidney

Dosage: 15-30g

Key Characteristics:

  • Calms with heaviness
  • Binds with astringency (loss of fluids due to deficiency)
  • Secures the normal qi

Cautions and Contraindications:

  • Contraindicated in those with damp-heat or externally-contracted excess disorders.
Long Gu

Long Gu

Actions & Indications:

  • Settles anxiety and calms the spirit: for emotional distress, restlessness, insomnia, palpitations with anxiety, or even seizures or withdrawal-mania (manic-depressive disorder) due to agitated Heart and spirit.
  • Calms the Liver and anchors and preserves the floating yang: for irritability, restlessness, dizziness, vertigo, blurred vision, and bad temper due to Liver yin deficiency with deficient yang transgressing upward.
  • Prevents leakage of fluids: for loss of fluids due to deficiency including spermatorrhea, nightsweats, spontaneous sweating, nocturnal emissions, vaginal discharge, and uterine bleeding.
  • Used topically (calcined and powdered) for chronic, nonhealing sores and ulcers.