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Gui Ban

Botanical name: Chinemys reevesii
Common name: Fresh water turtle, Testudinis

Family: Testudinidae
Part used in Chinese medicine:  plastrum (shell)

Major Chinese medicine actions:
Tonifies Liver blood and Kidney yin, subdues yang, strengthens bones,
nourishes Heart, stabilizes Ren and Chong, cools blood

Gui Ban

Photo Credits: (top to bottom)
Photo 1: Chinemys reevesii; 07/2008; author unnamed; permission under GFDL

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