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Shi Hu #1064

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Pin Ying Name: Shi Hu

Chinese Name: 石斛

English Name: Dendrobium Stem

Latin Name: Dendrobium Nobile

Herbs that Tonify the Yin
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Sweet
Slightly Salty
Bland
Slightly Cold
Cool
Kidney
Stomach
Lung
6-20g
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Nourishes Yin, clears Heat and generates fluids

  • Parched mouth, severe thirst or intractable fever associated with Yin Deficiency, most commonly when the Fluids are injured during a warm pathogen disease

Enriches Kidney Yin and reduces Heat from Deficiency

  • Yin Deficiency Heat and depleted Fluids with a recalcitrant low-grade fever, dry and painful throat and a red tongue with no coat

Tonifies the Kidneys, augments Jing, brightens the eyes, strengthens the tendons and bones and strengthens the low back

  • Dull vision, dizziness and low back weakness and pain associated with Kidney and Liver Deficiency

Nourishes Stomach and Lung Yin

  • Stomach and Lung Yin Deficiency with Empty Fire Rising
Contraindications
  • Contraindicated for those with without Yin Deficiency Heat.
  • Contraindicated for those with Excess Heat.
  • Contraindicated during the early stage of Warm Febrile disease, especially Damp-Warmth that has not yet transformed into Dry Heat.
  • Contraindicated for those with loose stools due to Spleen Deficiency.
  • Contraindicated for those with abdominal distention with a thick, greasy tongue coat.