Shi Hu


Shi Hu in TCM:

Explore the properties of Shi Hu according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

English Name: dendrobium, dendrobium stem
Pharmacuetical Name: Herba Dendrobii
Properties: sweet, cool

Temperature: cool

Channels: ST, KD

Flavors: sweet
Tonifies: yin

Special Properties:
resolves dryness

Actions / Indications:
  • Nourishes ST yin; generates fluid; clears heat (stomach ache, dry heaves, shiny tongue with little coat; xiao ke, dry mouth, thirst, febrile disorders with injured yin / fluids)
  • Brightens eyes; strengthens lower back (blurry vision, night blindness; dizziness due to yin deficiency; weakness of low back and knees)
  • (cc: deficiency cold of SP and ST)
  • (cc: do not use in early stage of febrile disease)

    Special Notes:
  • Compare to Yu Zhu, Shi Hu is stronger to generate body fluids and relieve thirst while Yu Zhu is milder and does not create stagnation like other tonics.