The bones of Panthera tigris L. family Felidae.
The bone surface appearing as yellowish white, fine, with oily luster.
Cross section hollow in the middle, appearing as spongy-like network.
Acrid and sweet in taste, warm in nature, and attributive to liver and
Expel wind and alleviate pain, strengthen the bones and muscles: For rheumatism
and flaccidity of the back and lower extremities caused by deficiency
of the cold of the liver and kidney. Recently, its preparation of wine
and injection are used for rheumatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Since the tiger bone is a precious drug, the dog and pig bones may be
used as its substitutes.
3. Decreasing the capillary permeability.
Decoction: 10-15g, or 100-250g of dog or pig bone.