In the Chinese Herbal Materia Medica, Shi Hu belongs to category of herbs that supplement/tonify, and the sub-category of herbs that tonify yin.
Taste: sweet, slightly salty, bland
Temperature: slightly cold
Channels Entered: Kidney, Stomach
(1) Nourishes the Stomach, clears heat, generates fluids.
(2) Brightens the vision, nourishes the Kidney yin, clears heat from deficiency, strengthens the lower back.
Common Name: Dendrobium Stem
Pharmaceutical: Herba Dendrobii