Bu Gu Zhi (Fructus Psoraleae)
Properties: acrid, bitter, Very warm
Channels: Kidneys, Spleen
Key Characteristics: Tonifies Kidney and Spleen yang, secures essence, aids Kidneys in grasping qi, and secures the urination. Also good for diarrhea due to Spleen and Kidney yang deficiency. Can be applied externally for vitiligo (the skin is then briefly exposed to sunlight, then the herb is washed off).
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