| Gu Sui Bu|
Gu Sui Bu in TCM:Explore the properties of Gu Sui Bu according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):
English Name: drynaria
Pharmacuetical Name: Rhizoma Drynariae
Properties: bitter, warm
Channels: KD, LV
Actions / Indications:
- Invigorates Blood; promotes mending of bones and sinews
(fractures, contusions, sprains; internal or external use)
- Tonifies KD Yang (KI deficiency: weak low back, knees,
daybreak diarrhea, tinnitus, deafness, toothache, bleeding gums; modern
use for osteoporosis)
- Stimulates growth of hair (hair loss; vitiligo; use
as tincture for topical application)
- Pharmacologically Gu Sui Bu increases bone absorption of calcium and can benefit osteoarthritis.
- A topical application of 9g Gu Sui Bu with 95% alcohol was effective
in treating warts.
- Gu Sui Bu and Xu Duan both tonify the LV
and KD to strengthen bones and tendons, and invigorate blood to treat
trauma. Gu Sui Bu more strongly tonifies the KD while Xu Duan also treats
restless fetus and stops bleeding.
- (cc: pregnancy contraindicated)
- (cc: yin deficiency)