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Gui Ban (Chinemys reevesii)

  • 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
Chinemys reevesii

Photo Credits:
Photo 1: Chinemys reevesii; 07/2008; author unnamed; permission under GFDL