Bu Gu Zhi (Psoralea)


Chinese Herb: Bu Gu Zhi

(Psoralea fruit)



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Chinese Herb

Bu Gu Zhi (Psoralea fruit); Psoralea corylifolia L.; Fructus Psoraleae;补骨脂

Mentioned as far back as 600 A.D. in Zhen Quan’s Materia Medica, Psoralea, or Scuffy Pea as it is sometimes called, exhibits bitter and acrid properties and is very warm in energy. Literally meaning “tonify Bone Resin,” this little fruit is commonly used to heal and strengthen bone. It comes as no surprise then that Psoralea sits alongside other similar herbs in the Yang tonic family.


Bitter, acrid, very warm

Channels Entered

Kidney, Spleen


Psoralea is native to west Asia. It is an annual herb that requires moist soil and grows to a height of about two feet. The seeds are typically harvested in the fall while ripe, then sun-dried for medicinal use. They are used raw or are stir-baked with salt water before being incorporated into herbal remedies. According to TCM, Bu Gu Zhi is used to nourish and strengthen the kidneys and spleen.

Psoralea seeds contain a variety of amino acids and other substances, including flavonoids, coumarins, linoleic acid and oleic acid, and small amounts of potassium, calcium, iron and selenium.

Psoralea is a powerful tonic herb, and is used to support and enhance vitality.


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Additional information

Weight1 oz

1 Oz., 1/4 Lb., 1/2 Lb., 1 Lb., 1 Oz. (Ground), 1/4 Lb. (Ground), 1/2 Lb. (Ground), 1 Lb. (Ground)


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