Herb of the Week

GOU QI ZI Other names: Go ji berries, Chinese Wolf berries, Fructus Lycii Berries Properties: Neutral, Sweet Channels entered: Liver, Kidneys, Lungs Non-toxic Actions: Nourishes Liver and Kidneys Tonifies Liver and Kidneys. Improves vision. Moistens the Lungs. Benefits: diabetes, hypertension, fever, malaria, and cancer. It's also used for improving circulation, erectile dysfunction, dizziness, and tinnitus. It is used as an eye tonic for blurred vision, macular degeneration, and other ophthalmic disorders. Gou qi zi is also used orally to strengthen muscles and bone, and as a blood, liver, and kidney tonic. It is used orally to reduce fever, sweating, irritability, thirst, nosebleeds, hemoptysis, cough, and wheezing. Can be eaten alone as a snack or put into oatmeal or other cereal. Since it has now become popular, can be found in most health food stores. Is used in many formulas, please consult a Traditional Chinese Medical Practitioner for a prescription that best suits your individual needs. tcm.health-info.org/Herbology.Materia.Medica/gouqizi-properties.htm Check out our webpage for more info: www.acupuncturepainfree.com


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