Botanical Name: Cynomorii Herba
Category: Tonify the Yang
Channels Entered: Large Intestine, Kidney, Liver
Key Characteristics: Warms the Kidney yang, nourishes the Liver and Kidney yin, strengthens the sinews to treat atrophy disorders, and moistens the Intestines.
Cautions & Contraindications:
- Contraindicated in those with Kidney yin deficiency with heat signs, as well as those with diarrhea from Spleen deficiency or constipation due to heat from excess.
Actions & Indications:
- Tonifies the Kidneys, assists the yang, and augments the Liver yin and blood: for Kidney yang deficiency leading to impotence, infertility, urinary frequency, and spermatorrhea. Also for atrophy disorder from Liver and Kidney deficiency.
- Moistens the Intestines, unblocks the bowerls, augments the essence and nourishes the blood: for constipation from qi or blood deficiency.