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Shi Hu

Dendrobium | 石斛
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SKU D5120

Ingredient: Dendrobium stem (shi hu).

Mandarin: 石斛
Pin-Yin: Shi Hu
English: Dendrobium
Romaji: Sekkoku
Kanji: 石斛
Kampo: No

Pharmaceutical Name:

  • Dendrobii Herba


  • Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica (Bensky et al.)


  • Sweet, slightly salty, bland, slightly cold

Channels Entered:

  • Kidney, stomach

Herb Actions:

  • Nourishes the yin, clears heat, promotes fluid generation
  • Enriches kidney yin
  • Reduces heat from deficiency
  • Tonifies the kidneys and augments the essence
  • Promotes vision health



  • Not recommended for those with early stages of a warm pathogen disease, especially damp-warmth that has not transformed into dry-heat
  • Not recommended for those with spleen deficiency or those with thick, greasy tongue coating

Commonly Found In:

  • Sweet combination and Fritillaria & Platycodon Formula

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