The TCM herb "gu sui bu" which in english is "drynaria rhizome", is categorized within the "herbs that tonify yang" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the kidney and liver channels and exhibits 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:
Gu Sui Bu may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: alopecia, tinnitus and/or toothache
While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, gu sui bu is generally included in the following 4 formulas:
For bone disorders includeing osteoporosis and osteopenia. May help reduce or prevent further bone loss.
Bruising, sprains, swelling from soft tissue injuries. Broken or bruised bones. For post surgery recovery. For any other type of acute trauma to the body.
Stiffness, pain, and/or tightness of the neck.
Damp and Cold bi-syndromes - arthritis (osteo primarily), joint pain, muscles aches that is aggravated with cold and/or damp weather - weakness of the knee, pain in lower back, general weakness, pain…
As noted above, gu sui bu is within the herbs that tonify yang functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
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