TCM Materia Medica
The TCM herb "bu gu zhi" which in english is "psoralea fruit", is categorized within the "herbs that tonify yang" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the kidney and spleen channels and exhibits acrid, bitter (ku) and warm (wen) taste/temperature properties.
Dosages and preparations will vary according to each individual and the overall approach of a formula, but generally this herb has the following dosage and/or preparation guidelines:
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
Bu Gu Zhi may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: abdominal pain, asthma, back pain, borborygmus, diarrhea, frequent urination, impotence (erectile dysfunction), incontinence, psoriasis, spermatorrhea and/or wheezing (dyspnea)
While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, bu gu zhi is generally included in the following 5 formulas:
As noted above, bu gu zhi is within the herbs that tonify yang functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
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