Botanical Name: Lycii Fructus

Gou Qi Zi

Gou Qi Zi

English: Chinese Wolfberry

Category: Tonify the Blood

Taste: Sweet

Temperature: Neutral

Channels Entered: Liver, Lung, Kidney

Dosage: 6-12g

Cautions & Contraindications:

  • May be difficult to digest for those with Spleen deficiency and dampness leading to diarrhea.

Actions & Indications:

  • Nourishes and tonifies the Liver and Kidneys: for yin and blood deficiency patterns with such symptoms as sore back and legs, low-grade abdominal pain, impotence, nocturnal emissions, wasting and thirsting disorder, and consumption. Because this herb is neither hot nor cold, it is commonly used in treating Liver and Kidney deficiency.
  • Benefits the essence and brightens the eyes: for Liver and Kidney deficiency patterns where the essence and blood are unable to nourish the eyes. Manifestations include dizziness, blurred vision, and diminished visual acuity.
  • Enriches the yin and moistens the Lungs: for consumptive cough and wasting and thirsting disorder.