Pinyin: bu gu zhi (yan)
English Name: Salt Fried psoraleae
Latin Name: Salt Fried Psoraleae Fructus
Properties: bitter, acrid, very warm
Channels Entered: Kidney, Spleen
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Tonifies the Kidney and Fortifies Yang, Consolidates Jing (Essence) and Retains Urine
2. Warms the Spleen and Stops Diarrhea
5 to 10 grams in decoction.
CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
Bu Gu Zhi is acrid, warm and drying; thus long-term use may lead to depletion of yin, characterized by side effects such as dry mouth, dry tongue, and sore throat.
Bu Gu Zhi is contraindicated in cases involving yin-deficient heat, constipation, nocturnal emissions, hematuria, cystitis or urinary tract infection, red eyes, and a bitter taste in the mouth with a dry tongue.
Use Bu Gu Zhi with caution during pregnancy.