Citobium, Gǒu Jí, 狗脊,

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For: Weak muscles • Stiff joints • Numbness in lower extremities • Vaginal discharge • Urinary incontinence
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Properties, Actions, Indications, etc.              Category: Wind Damp Cold 
English: Citobium    Pinyin:  San Ji Sheng      Pharmaceutical: Rhizoma Citobium  
Organs: Liver • Kidney      Temperature: Warm  
Taste: Bitter • Sweet      Toxicity:   
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Actions:  Expel wind • Dry dampness • Strengthen bones and sinews • Tonify Liver and Kidney • Stabilize kidney
Indications: Kidney and liver deficiency • Weak spine • Lower back stiffness • Leg swelling
Contraindications: Yin deficiency heat
Typical Dosage: 9g-15g          Guidelines
Parts Used:       Notable for: Stabilize kidney • Tonify Kidney and Liver • Lower extremities
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Herbal medicine may interact negatively with pharma drugs and other herbs.  Examples below:

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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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