Dragon Bone ( 龙骨 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Latin Plant Name
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Common English Name
Part of Plant Used
Crushed fossilized bones
Heart, Liver, Kidneys
This herb is used in formulas to treat insomnia, anxiety, and emotional stress (TCM: weak or rebellious Spirit); blurred vision, dizziness, and poor temper (rebellious Liver Qi); also used to treat leakage of sperm, excessive sweating, vaginal secretions, and bleeding (TCM: deficient or leaking Fluids).
Traditional Usages and Functions
Settles and calms the Spirit; pacifies Liver and restrains floating Yang; prevents leakage of fluids.
Common Formulas Used In
Bupleurum and Dragon Bone.
Cautions in Use
Do not use this herb where there are signs of an exterior excess hot or cold condition, or where there are heat and dampness symptoms.
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