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Gou Ji #1111

Pin Ying Name: Gou Ji

Chinese Name: 狗脊

English Name: Scythian Lamb

Latin Name: Cibotiii, Rhizoma

Herbs that Tonify the Yang Herbs that Tonify Qi
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Bitter
Sweet
Warm
Kidney
Liver
4.5-15g
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Tonifies the Liver and Kidneys and strengthens the sinews and bones

  • Liver and Kidney Deficiency with stiffness, soreness or weakness in the lower back, spine and lower extremities

Expels Wind-Dampness and relieves Bi syndrome

  • Wind-Damp Bi with pain, soreness or numbness
  • Especially useful for those with Wind-Cold-Dampness with underlying Liver and Kidney Deficiency (chronic Bi)

Warms and stabilizes the Kidneys and prevents leakage

  • Urinary incontinence, spermatorrhea and vaginal discharge due to Kidney Yang Deficiency
  • Swelling of the legs after an illness
Contraindications
  • Contraindicated for those with difficult urination due to Heat or Yin Deficiency.
  • Contraindicated for those with Fire from constraint.
  • Use caution for those with dysuria.