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Gou Qi Zi

Posted by: admin on Feb 23, 2008 - 07:14 PM
Tonify Deficiencies

1 TASTE
Sweet and neutral


2 MERIDIANS
Liver, kidney and lung


3 FUNCTIONS
1. To tonify kidneys and promote the production of essence; 2. To nourish the liver and brighten the eyes; 3. To moisten the lungs


4 INDICATIONS
1.Deficient yin of the liver and kidneys manifested as dizziness, blurred vision and decreased eyesight. Wolfberry fruit (Gou Qi Zi) is used with Chrysanthemum flower (Ju Hua) and Prepared rehmannia root (Shu Di Huang) in the formula Qiju Dihuang Wan.    2. Deficient yin of the liver and kidneys manifested as soreness of the lower back and knees and nocturnal emissions. Wolfberry fruit (Gouqizi) is used with Prepared rehmannia root (Shudihuang) and Asparagus root (Tian Men Dong).     3. Deficient yin of the lungs manifested as cough.Wolfberry fruit (Gouqizi) is used with Ophiopogon root (Maidong), Anemarrhena rhizome(Zhi Mu) and Tendrilled fritillary bulb (Chuaneimu)


5 DOSAGE
5-10g


6 COUTIONS
This herb is contraindicated in cases of Diarrhea due to deficient spleen.


Gou Qi Zi

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