Cornu Cervi ( 鹿茸 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Cornu Cervi Parvum
Velvet of Young Deer Horn
of Plant Used
Velvet of the horn
This herb is used in formulas to treat anemia after chronic disease, impotence,
and weakness of back and knees with cold intolerance; also used to treat
children for failure to thrive, mental retardation, learning disabilities,
and skeletal deformities (TCM: deficient :Yang, deficient Blood, and deficient
Kidney Yang; deficient Essence).
Usages and Functions
Tonifies Kidneys and fortifies Yang; tonifies the Governing Channel, benefits
Essence and Blood, and strengthens sinews and bones; bolsters the Penetrating
and Conception Channels and strengthens the Girdle Channel; tonifies and
nourishes Qi and Blood.
Formulas Used In
Tian Qi and Eucommia.
Do not use this herb when there is a strong Yin deficiency or heat signs
caused by Yin deficiency.
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