The TCM herb "lu rong" which in english is "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:
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
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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