Notes on This Category

• Also consider, as appropriate: Ze xie, Zhi mu, Huang bai, Mu dan pi, Han lian cao, Tian men dong, etc.
• Bensky & Gamble, second edition, has a similar category – Herbs for Steaming Bone Disorder – which includes Di gu pi, Hu Huang lian, Mu dan pi, Qing hao, and Yin chai hu.
• Herbs in this category are commonly combined with:
A. Herbs that nourish Yin.
B. Herbs that strengthen the spleen and stomach, when there is deficiency of these organs.

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