Botanical Name: Lycii Fructus
English: Chinese Wolfberry
Category: Tonify the Blood
Channels Entered: Liver, Lung, Kidney
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.