|Gou Qi Zi - Tonify Yin
LV, KD, LU (6-15g)
|Gou Qi Zi - The wolf's eyes
The Wolf's eyes were bright as he went straight
for the LV and KD of the poor man who was enriching
his yin and moistening his LU with a water bong. The poor man's LV
and KD never had a chance.
The wolf ate too much of the soggy man, and thus developed (cc:
SP deficiency with dampness, loose stool)
English Name: lycium fruit, matrimony vine fruit, barbary wolfberry
Pharmacuetical Name: Fructus Lycii
Properties: sweet, neutral
Explanation of Key Words in this story...
|eyes were bright... LV and KD
||benefits LV and KD; brightens eyes
|enriching his yin... sauna
||enriches yin and moistens LU
|LV and KD
||tonifies LV and KD
Gou Qi Zi Actions and Indications
- Tonifies LV and KD (sore back and legs, dizziness,
premature gray hair, infertility, nocturnal emission; xiao ke, consumption
due to KD essence and yin deficiency, and Liver blood and yin deficiency)
- Benefits LV and KD; brightens eyes (Liver and Kidney
deficiency with eye problems: blurred vision, diminished visual acuity)
- Enriches Yin and Moistens LU (consumptive cough)
- (cc: SP def with dampness, loose stools)
- Gou Qi Zi and Ju Hua both brighten the eyes,
but Gou Qi Zi is more for deficiency eye problems and Ju Hua is more
for excess LYR eyes problems.
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