Di Gu Pi - Wolfberry Root Cortex

TCM Materia Medica

Di Gu Pi TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "di gu pi" which in english is "wolfberry root cortex", is categorized within the "herbs that cool the blood" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the kidney, liver and lung channels and exhibits cold (han) and sweet (gan) 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:

  • Dosage: 6-15g

Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Drains Yin deficiency fire. Night sweats, steaming bone disorder, irritablity, thirst.
  • Clears Lung Heat. Cough, wheezing.
  • Clears Heat, Cools Blood. Nosebleed, vomiting blood, xue lin.
  • Drain floating kidney fire. Toothache due to deficient fire.

As noted above, di gu pi is within the herbs that cool the blood functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.

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