Gui Ban (Plastrum Testudinis)
Properties: salty, sweet, cold
Channels: Heart, Kidneys, Liver
Key Characteristics: Strongly nourishes yin of the Liver and Kidneys, subdues the yang, strengthens the bones and unblocks the Ren channel. Also nourishes and cools blood while tonifying the Heart.
Additional Notes: Expensive. Please tell your patient that as this is a powdered herb the bag should be opened slowly to stop the powder from escaping. For best results open the bag upside down inside the pot with a small amount of water in the bottom and once the bag is removed quickly close the lid.