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GUI BAN

Names for Gui Ban
Pharmaceutical: Plastrum Testudinis
Botanical: Chinemys reevesii (Gray) (Testudinidae)
Other names: Sheng Gui Ban, Sheng Kan Ban, Gui Jia
Description: Tortoise Shell.

Actions
Nourishes Yin; Subdues Yang; Benefits the Kidneys; Strengthens the Bones; Nourishes Blood; Tonifies the Heart; ...

Origin of gui ban
Zhejiang, Hubei, Hunan, Anhui, Jiangsu.;

Preparation of gui ban
The animal is captured all the year round, but usually in autumn and winter, killed or scalded to death by boiling water. The drug is collected, removed from the remaining muscles, and dried in the sun.;

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