In the Chinese Herbal Materia Medica, Gui Ban belongs to category of herbs that supplement/tonify, and the sub-category of herbs that tonify yin.
Taste: salty, sweet
Channels Entered: Heart, Kidney, Liver
(1) Nourishes the yin, anchors the yang.
(2) Benefits the Kidneys, strengthens the bones.
(3) Nourishes the blood, tonifies the Heart.
(4) Unblocks the Conception Vessel.
Common Name: Gui Ban
Pharmaceutical: Plastrum Testudinis