Bai Ji Li


Bai Ji Li in TCM:

Explore the properties of Bai Ji Li according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

English Name: tribulus, puncture vine caltrop fruit
Pharmaceutical Name: Fructus Tribuli
Properties: bitter, acrid, neutral

Temperature: neutral

Channels: LV

Flavors: bitter, pungent

Special Properties:
circulates qi, clears heat, disperses wind

Actions / Indications:
  • Pacifies LV and anchors Yang (headache, hypertension due to LYR, vertigo, dizziness due to LYR, migraines)
  • Facilitates smooth flow of LV qi (pain and distension of chest and flanks or insufficient lactation due to LV qi stag)
  • Dispels wind heat; brightens eyes (red, swollen, painful eyes; increased tearing, wind-heat in LV channel)
  • Dispels wind; stops itching (skin rashes with itching, vitiligo, eczema)

    Special Notes:
  • In a clinical study 123 patients suffering from warts were treated with 100% success using bai ji li. Grind fresh herbs into a paste, rub on affected area until a burning sensation is felt. Do this once per day, or every other day, for a total of 1 to 4 doses.

  • (cc: pregnancy caution)