The TCM herb "long gu" which in english is "fossilized bones", is categorized within the "herbs that anchor, settle and calm the spirit" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the heart, kidney and liver channels and exhibits neutral (ping) 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:
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
Long Gu may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: anxiety, insomnia, irritability, palpitations, uterine bleeding, vertigo and/or vision problems
While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, long gu is generally included in the following 4 formulas:
A range of psychiatric, cognitive decline, trauma issues - benefit and clears the brain, transforms phlegm and tonifies kidney qi and the blood. Often used for both general cognitive decline/dementi…
Palpitations, anxiety, restlessness, agitation/irritibility, and insomnia from heat due to liver yang or fire. Mental disorders such as including biopolar and schizophrenia resulting from distrubed …
For bone disorders includeing osteoporosis and osteopenia. May help reduce or prevent further bone loss.
As noted above, long gu is within the herbs that anchor, settle and calm the spirit functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
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