Pinyin: gu sui bu

English Name: Drynaria (Rhizome)

Latin Name: Drynariae Rhizoma

Pinyin: gu sui bu

Properties: bitter, warm
Channels Entered: Liver, Kidney

CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Tonifies the Kidney and Strengthens the Bones

2. Tonifies the Kidney and Benefits the Ears

3. Promotes Mending of Bones and Relieves Pain

DOSAGE
10 to 20 grams in decoction.

CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
• Use of Gui Sui Bu is contraindicated in yin- deficient patients with heat, or in those who have no
blood stagnation.

OVERDOSAGE
Acute adverse reaction has been reported following an overdose of Gu Sui Bu (250 grams in 2 days). Reactions included dry mouth, excessive speech, palpitations, fear, and chest oppression. 1