Lu Rong (Elk/Deer Horn, Velvet) - Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese Name: Lu Rong
English Name: Elk/Deer Horn, Velvet

Clinical Usage and Indications

  • Tonify kidneys, strengthen yang - fatigue, impotence, cold limbs, lightheadedness, lower back and knee pain, tinnitus, frequent and clear urine.
  • Tonify the governing vessel, augments essence and blood, strengthens sinews and bones - children with mental/physical developmental issues.
  • Regulates the conception vessel, chong mai, and stabilizies the dai mai - cold deficient leukorrhea or uterine bleeding, infertility with a cold womb.
  • Tonifies and nourishes qi and blood - chronic ulcerations/yin-type boils (concave, clear fluid oozing, unhealing).

Functional Groups (Click for Summary/Study Notes)

Dosage and Preparation Notes

  • Dosage: 1-3g powder, start with low doses

Channels/Meridians Influenced

Associated Temperature and Taste

Cautions and Contraindications

There are currently no contraindications listed.

Staff Clinician Notes

This herb is expensive and most often used when alternatives are not appropriate.


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