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Herbology

 
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Tortoise Carapace and Plastron

Herb name (Chinese): 龟甲
Herb name (Pin Yin): guī jiǎ
Herb name (English): Tortoise Carapace and Plastron
Herb name (Botanical): Carapax et Plastrum Testudinis
Origin of species: Chinemys reevesii (Gray)
Part(s) of herb used: Carapace & Plastron
Geo-specific habitat(s): Zhejiang, Hubei, Hunan
Taste(s) & Properties: • Salty, Sweet
• Cold
• Administrates the Kidney, Liver and Heart Meridians
Action(s): • Suitable for people who keep regular late nights
• Helps to improve ability to sleep for individuals who suffer from insomnia
• Eases symptoms of forgetfulness
• Helps to improve kidney and liver functions in children to aid in developmental deficiencies