Dragon Bone, Long Gu, 龙骨, Fossilia ossis mastodi

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Health Benefits
For: Stress • Anxiety • Anger • Insomnia • Manic behaviors • Additive behaviors • Compulsive behaviors • Irritability • Palpitation • Hypertension • Delirium • Heart disease • Schizophrenia • Leukorrhea • Spermatorrhea • Wounds • Sores
Attributes: Antiepileptic • Anticonvulsant • Hypotensive • Sedative • Astringent • Antiseizure • Hemostatic
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Constituents:  
calcium • potassium • sodium • iron • zinc • magnesium • titanium • silicone oxide • manganese • aluminum • phosphorus
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Fun Facts
Other Names: Fossilized bone • Fossilized animal vertebrae • Yonggol • Ryukotsu • Fossilized bones of mammals
Plant Family: Not applicable

Dragon Bone is listed in the following pharmacopeias:

Properties, Actions, Indications, etc.              Category: Calm Spirit 
English: Dragon Bone       Pharmaceutical: Fossilia ossis mastodi  
Organs: Heart • Kidney • Liver      Temperature: Neutral 
Taste: Sweet • Astringent        Toxicity:
Patterns: Fluid deficiency • Liver yin deficiency • Liver yang rising • Spirit agitation • Heart deficiency • Liver wind 
Actions:  Calm spirit • Reduce anxiety • Relief insomnia • Calm liver • Prevent fluid discharge • Anchor yang
Indications: Nightsweat • Anxiety • Insomnia • Palpitations • Stress • Vaginal discharge • Uterine bleeding • Sores • Ulcers • Spermatorrhea
Contraindications: Damp heat • Externally contracted excess • Bradycardia • Extrasystoles • Fire induced nocturnal discharge • Fish
Typical Dosage: 15g to 30g; cooked first          Guidelines
Parts Used: All          Substitutes: Long Chi (fossilized animal teeth)  
Other:   
Combine With Purpose
Chan Mild18
Dui Yao Pairs Purpose
Long Gu + Mu Li Mild18
Formulas with Long Gu
An Chong Tang • An Shen Ding Zhi Wan • Chai Hu Jia Long Gu Mu Li Tang • Gu Chong Tang • Gui Zhi jia Long Gu Mu Li Tang • Jian Ling Tang • Sang Piao Xiao San • Zhen Gan Xi Feng Tang

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Be cautious with all medicine.
Potential Drug Interactions

Herbal medicine may interact negatively with pharma drugs and other herbs.  Examples below:

Herbs: Long Gu counteract Shi Gao • Niu Huang antagonizes Long Gu

Pharma Drugs:

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Information in this post came from many sources, including class notes, practitioners, websites, webinars, books, magazines, and editor's personal experience.  While the original source often came from historical Chinese texts,  variations may result from the numerous English translations.   Always consult a doctor prior to using these drugs.  The information here is strictly for educational purposes. 

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