This formula is a variant of the formula by the same name from 1644. The formula's name refers to the base formula (liu wei di huang wan), and the fact that it was designed to improve the eyesight (ming mu) - literally 'brighten the eyes'.This is a broad acting formula that covers a number of bases. Because of the TCM association of the eyes and the sense of vision with the Liver (specifically with the Liver Blood), one of the formula's main therapeutic actions is to nourish the Liver Blood. This variation may also nourishes the Yin of both the Kidney and Liver. By nourishing the Kidney, the Liver is also benefited due to the Five Phases promotion relationship that exists between these organs. In addition tonification of the Kidney may assist in keeping the eyes moist due to the Kidney's governance of fluid metabolism. Moreover, because this formula may also act to reduce deficiency Fire and subdue Yang hyperactivity.It should be noted that this is essentially a tonifying formula and is therefore specific for deficiency conditions.
INDICATIONSTraditionally used in Chinese medicine to enrich kidneys in Kidney Yin Deficiency patternTraditionally used in Chinese medicine to support healthy visionTraditionally used in Chinese medicine to nourish the liver in Liver Yin Deficiency pattern TCM ACTIONSNourishes the Liver and Kidney Yin, nourishes the Blood and Essence, calms the Liver and subdues the hyperactive Yang, sends Essence and Blood to the eyes to improve eyesight.TCM SYNDROMESKidney and Liver Yin deficiencyLiver Blood deficiencyLiver Yang hyperactivity
8 - 12 pills, 3 times daily, half to one hour away from food.In severe cases and in the early stages of treatment (first 2 - 4 weeks) the dosage may be increased by 50-100%.Course of treatment: 3 to 6 months.
Each Pill contains: Alisma orientale (Alisma) rhizome equiv. to dry26.8mgAngelica polymorpha (Dong Quai) root equiv. to dry26.8mgAstragalus complanatus seed extract equiv. to dry26.8mgChrysanthemum sinense (Chrysanthemun) flower equiv. to dry17.9mgCornus officinalis (Cornelian Cherry) fruit equiv. to dry35.7mgDioscorea oppositifolia (Chinese Yam) root equiv. to dry44.7mgLycium barbarum (Goji Berry) fruit equiv. to dry35.7mgPaeonia lactiflora (Peony) root equiv. to dry26.8mgPaeonia suffruticosa (Tree Peony) stem bark equiv. to dry26.8mgRehmannia glutinosa (Chinese Foxglove Root) root equiv. to dry44.7mgTribulus terrestris (Tribulus) fruit equiv. to dry26.8mg
Not suitable for acute inflammation of the eyes.Contraindicated during an episode of the common cold or 'fluTalk to a TCM practitioner/health professional if you are unsure if this medicine is right for you.