Qi Ju Di Huang Wan - 杞菊地黃丸
also known as:
Lycium Fruit Chrysanthemum and Rehmannia Formula
Chi Chu Ti Huang Wan
Lycium, Chrysanthemum and Rehmannia
Kokiku Jio Ganaka
Lycii & Chrysanthemum
Lycii And Rehmannia
Moisten Eye Pills
Origin of QI JU DI HUANG Wan
QI JU DI HUANG is a variation of Rehmannia 6 (Liu Wei di Huang Wan); which itself is a derivative of SHEN QI WAN (Kidney Qi Pill),
Qi Ju Di Huang Wan was first published in Precious Mirror For Advancement Of Medicine 1777 AD
QI JU DI HUANG WAN's TCM Uses and Properties
- Increases Liver Yin
- Increases Kidney Yin
- Brightens the Eyes
- Cools the Liver
QI JU DI HUANG WAN Uses and Indications
Use for red eyes resulting from diminished Liver YIN
- Red eyes
- Dry eyes
- Eye Pain
- Tearing Eyes
Safety of QI JU DI HUANG WAN
Use cautiously with Spleen Deficient Dampness.
Pregnant and nursing women should consult their health care providers before using any nutritional supplement.
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QI JU DI HUANG WAN Ingredients
|Shu Di Huang - Steamed foxglove root
Shan Zhu Yu - cornelian cherry fruit
Shan Yao - Yam Root
Ze Xie)- water plantain rhizome
Fu Ling - poria mushroom
Mu Dan Pi - tree peony root bark
Gou Qi Zi - goji berry
Ju Hua - chrysanthemum flower
QI JU DI HUANG WAN formula Dynamics
An augmented version of Rehmannia Six plus two additional herbs. The effect of which shift the effect of the formula from the Kidney YIN to the Liver YIN and direct the action of the formula to the eyes.
The base formula, Rehmannia Six is considered the strongest formula for increasing the YIN, yet it contains no herbs that are classified as YIN tonics. This an example of herbal synergy, where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
The Tonifying Herbs of Rehmannia 6:
SHU DI HUANG - Profoundly tonifies YIN and Blood. Shu Di is the chief herb
SHAN YAO - Bolsters organ Qi in the 3 Jiao (upper-Lung, middle-Spleen, and lower-Kidney). This tonic herb is almost unique in that it is a Spleen tonic with a cooler nature. This is uncommon for a Spleen tonic, as most have a warm nature. This cooling property makes iSHAN YAO especially appropriate in a formula used to treat deficient YIN, a condition that is frequently accompanied by 'Deficiency Heat'
SHAN ZHU YU is a sour and sweet. In TCM the sour taste is often associated with astringency. In this formula SHAN ZHU YU helps to astringe the Kidney, preventing the leakage of Essence (JING) and YIN fluids. Sweet herbs tonify and nourish. So SHAN ZHU YU also nourishes the Kidney and Liver.
The Draining Herbs of Rehmannia 6
As tonifying YIN occurs, fluids are generated. These 3 herbs help prevent the accumulation of stagnant fluids.
FU LING Though mildly tonic in itself, it also promotes urination. In this formula it assists the action of SHAN YAO in building Spleen QI and aiding the digestion and assimilation of the entire formula.
ZE XIE Drains and Clears Kidney Fire and leeches fluids from the tissue. this herb helps normalize the metabolism of fluids.
MU DAN PI Clears and Drains Liver Fire. In this formula it counter acts the warming properties of SHAN ZHU YU.
Added Herbs for the Eyes
JU HUA, chrysanthemum, Cools the Liver, benefits the eyes, and clears heat from the eyes
GOU QI ZI, goji berry, Tonifies both the YIN and YANG of the Kidneys. Nourishes and moistens the Liver and the eyes.
Qi Ju Di Huang Wan Dosage and Administration
Capsules: 2-4 capsules, 3 times a day
Granules: 1-3 grams, taken 2-3 times a day
Whole Herbs: Good quality herbs can be boiled twice. Using a container made of ceramic, glass, or stainless steel (no aluminum, iron or copper) boil 1 packet of herbs in 2-3 quarts of water. Boil for 30 minutes or until 2 cups of medicine remain. Strain herbs; save and refrigerate for a second boiling. Drink 1 cup in the AM. And 1 cup in the PM. If desired, repeat the following day, using the saved herbs from the refrigerator.
Tips on Boiling Chinese Herbal Decoctions
Boiling times are averaged according to the composition of the formula. Flower and leaf will yield medicine in 5 -20 minutes. Roots take 20 to 40 minutes; Shells and minerals must cook for at least one hour. A few herbs, like mint or tangerine peel, must be quick-boiled for only 1-5 minutes to retain their volatile oils. These herbs are added separately to the boiling mixture just before completion. Certain other herbs, such as tree saps aren't cooked, but are added to the strained decoction while it is hot.
* What’s the Difference Between, Qi Ju Di Huang WAN, PIAN, TANG, SAN, SHUI and GAO?
- PIAN = Tablet (modern looking pill)
- WAN = Pill (old-style or handmade pill, or black teapill)
- TANG = Water Decoction (boiled whole herbs)
- SAN = Powder (milled or granulated)
- SHUI = Tincture (extract with alcohol or other solvent)
- GAO = Paste (topical unguent or plaster)
*These statements have not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.