Lu Rong - Elk/Deer Horn, Velvet

TCM Materia Medica

Lu Rong TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "lu rong" which in english is Lu Rong herb"elk/deer horn, velvet", is categorized within the "herbs that tonify yang" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the kidney and liver channels and exhibits salty (xian), sweet (gan) 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:

  • Dosage: 1-3g powder, start with low doses

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

  • Tonify kidneys, strengthen yang - fatigue, impotence, cold limbs, lightheadedness, lower back and knee pain, tinnitus, frequent and clear urine.
  • Tonify the governing vessel, augments essence and blood, strengthens sinews and bones - children with mental/physical developmental issues.
  • Regulates the conception vessel, chong mai, and stabilizies the dai mai - cold deficient leukorrhea or uterine bleeding, infertility with a cold womb.
  • Tonifies and nourishes qi and blood - chronic ulcerations/yin-type boils (concave, clear fluid oozing, unhealing).

Our clinical staff have made the following notes, regarding lu rong:

This herb is expensive and most often used when alternatives are not appropriate.

 

Lu Rong may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: back pain, impotence (erectile dysfunction), infertility, knee pain, leukorrhea, tinnitus and/or uterine bleeding

As noted above, lu rong is within the herbs that tonify yang functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.

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