Gou Qi Zi
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ChineseNutrition.org:

Gou Qi Zi in TCM:


Factoids:

English Name: lycium fruit, matrimony vine fruit, barbary wolfberry
Pharmacuetical Name: Fructus Lycii
Properties: sweet, neutral
Explore the properties of Gou Qi Zi according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):


Temperature: neutral
Channels: LU, KD, LV
Flavors: sweet
Tonifies: blood, yin
Regulates: essence, resolves dryness

Actions / 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)

    Special Notes:
  • 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.