Dodder : Cuscuta chinensis / japonica - Nutrient to bones , sinew and cartilage.Yang tonic to kidneys.
Drynaria : Drynaria fortunei - Drynaria has been shown to improve bone building in examples of excessive bone loss. It stimulates osteoblast function, supports healthy osteoclast function . It stimulates osteogenesis to provide bones with an adequate supply of osteoblasts. It has been shown to provide anti-osteoporotic effects following the loss of ovaries. It has been shown to prevent osteoporosis in rheumatoid arthritis. It has also been shown to prevent periodontitis .
Eucommia : Eucommia ulmoides - Nutrient to bones , sinew and cartilage. Yang tonic to kidneys.
Gokshura : Tribulus terrestris - Nutrient to bones , sinew and cartilage. Yang Tonic to kidneys, increases testosterone, contains a MAOI.
He Shou Wu : Polygonum multiflorum - Nutrient to bones , sinew and cartilage. Yang tonic to kidneys contains a MAOI, cardio tonic .
Horsetail : Equisetum arvense - Nourishes bone and connective tissue. High in silica which repairs nerve tissue . It also is very rich in minerals which nourish the cells and horsetail is used to strengthen bone, hair and fingernails, the parts of the body that require high mineral levels.
Lions Mane : Hericium colloroides - Restores the myelin sheathOx Knee Root : Achyranthes bidentata - Nourishes sinews and bones. Kidney yang tonic.
Sappan Wood : Caesalpinia sappan - Its main functions are to invigorate the blood, and reduce pain and swelling. To promote blood circulation and remove blood stasis .
Teasel : Dipascus asper - Nutrient to bones , sinew and cartilage. Promotes muscle growth. Yang Tonic to kidneys . Indicated for traumatic injury to bones and sinews.
Tremella : Tremella fuciformis - Restores collagen, antioxidant, neuroprotective, may improve the levels of hyaluronic acid in the body, which can help moisturise and improve the texture of the skin.
NB. Do not use if taking SSRI's, anti-depressants, steroids or heart medications.