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Gou Qi Zi #1139M

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Pin Ying Name: Gou Qi Zi

Chinese Name: 枸杞子

English Name: Lycium Fruit

Latin Name: Lycii, Fructus

Herbs that Tonify Blood (Herbs that Tonify the Yin)
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Sweet
Neutral
raw Gan Cao Warm
dry-fried Zhi Gan Cao
Liver
Lung
Kidney
5-18g
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Nourishes and tonifies Liver and Kidney Blood and Yin

  • Blood and Yin Deficiency with sore back and legs, low-grade abdominal pain, impotence, nocturnal emissions, wasting and thirsting disorder and consumption
  • Liver and Kidney Deficiency

Benefits Jing and brightens the eyes

  • Liver and Kidney Deficiency where Jing and Blood cannot nourish eyes with dizziness, blurred vision and diminished visual acuity

Nourishes Yin and moistens the Lungs

  • Consumptive cough and wasting and thirsting disorder
Contraindications
  • Contraindicated for those with external Excess Heat.
  • Use caution for those with Spleen Deficiency with Dampness and loose stools or diarrhea.
  • Use with caution for those with Internal Full Heat, including high fever.
  • Use with caution during pregnancy.