Ingredients: Drynaria rhizome (5:1 extract) 325 mg, micro-crystalline cellulose, vegetable magnesium stearate, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose.
To be taken twice a day with food or as directed. Consult the health practitioner before taking if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, taking blood pressure medication or sensitive.
Made of Drynaria rhizome
Chinese: Gu Sui Bu
Latin: Rhizoma Drynariae
A traditional Chinese medicine herb associated with the kidney and liver meridians, bitter in taste and warm in nature, can warm and nourish the kidney-yang – beneficial for kidney disorders – and act as kidney tonic for liver diseases, diarrhea, dyspepsia, fever, toothache, bleeding gums, and tinnitus and deafness.
Harvested all year round, the leaves and scales are removed from the rhizome, and then the rhizome is washed clean, sliced and dried for use when raw or after being sand-scorched. The roots and stems of the plant contain naringin and naringenin from hydrolysis. Drynaria rhizome contains hesperidin, davallic dihydroflavonoid glycoside, davallic acid, etc. The active chemicals in the drynaria rhizome positively influence bone cells by promoting the absorption of calcium by bones, and raising the levels of blood calcium and inorganic phosphorus to facilitate the healing of fractures. It has a certain chondrocyte-improving function and it can postpone the retrograde degeneration of cells.
Drynaria – Herbal Bone Mender
Therefore, it is considered one of the most important herbs that strengthen bones and muscle-qi, used to promote blood circulation and heal damaged or fractured bones, cartilage, ligaments and tendons. In fact, the literal name of drynaria in Chinese is "mender of shattered bones."
It also relieves pain, lumbago and weakness of the feet, and is applied topically to heal wounds, incised wounds, traumatic injuries, sprains, contusions, bruises, injuries of bones and muscles, and helps stop bleeding.
Also applied topically to stimulate hair growth and strength, it can successfully treat alopecia, the condition connected with hair loss.
Some researchers attribute to drynaria sex and heart tonic properties.
Recently drynaria rhizome has produced certain effects when used for the treatment of the side effects of streptomycin.
Toxic or Side Effects:
There are no known drug interactions with drynaria.
Overdoses of drynaria can lead to upset stomach and toxicity.
Drynaria should not be taken by patients with severe yin deficiency.