Gou Ji

Gou Ji in TCM:

English Name: cibotium, east Asian tree fern rhizome, scythian lamb rhizome
Pharmacuetical Name: Rhizoma Cibotii
Properties: sweet, bitter, warm
Explore the properties of Gou Ji according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

Temperature: warm
Channels: KD, LV
Flavors: sweet, bitter
Regulates: essence, clears damp, disperses wind, alleviates bi syndrome

Actions / Indications:
  • Dispels wind-damp bi; Tonifies LV and KD; Strenghtens Bones and Tendons (stiff / sore or weak back, inability to lay down without pain, wind-damp painful bi with pain or numbness; lower extremities, swelling of legs after illness)
  • Stabilizes KD essence (spermatorrhea, mild effect for urinary incontinence or vaginal discharge)
  • (cc: yin deficient heat)

    Special Notes:
  • In one study 213 patients were treated for post tooth-extraction bleeding with good results using a gou ji applied topically.