Su Jiu Gui Ban - Deep Fried Fresh Water Turtle Shell

TCM Materia Medica

Su Jiu Gui Ban TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "su jiu gui ban" which in english is "deep fried fresh water turtle shell", is categorized within the "herbs that tonify yin" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the heart, kidney and liver channels and exhibits cold (han), salty (xian) 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: 9-30g

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

  • This is the deep fried version of Gui Ban.  For more information see the Gui Ban page.  Deep frying helps to moderate the cold action of the herb.

While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, su jiu gui ban is generally included in the following 1 formula:

ViewDa Bu Yin Wan (Great Tonify the Yin Pill)

Steaming bone syndrome - sensation of intense heat, malar flushing, spontaneous sweating. Palpitations, anxiety, insomnia, hot flashes, from kidney/heart yin deficiency. Tinnitus, possible vertigo,…

As noted above, su jiu gui ban is within the herbs that tonify yin functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.

(truncated intro "... yin tonics are generally sweet, cold, enriching and cloying. they are inappropriate for spleen or stomach deficiency, internal dampness or phlegm, abdominal distension, and/or diarrhea. general symptoms by system: lung yin defic…)".

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