Dragon Bone ( 龙骨 ) ...Chinese Herb...

Latin Plant Name

Os Draconis

Pinyin Mandarin Name

Long Gu

Common English Name

Fossilized Bones

Part of Plant Used

Crushed fossilized bones




Sweet, astringent

Meridians Entered

Heart, Liver, Kidneys

Common Usages

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.

Processing Required




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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