According to tradition Chinese health theory, the "Liver" opens into the eyes and controls vision. The Chinese version of the Liver is a complex organ system. Its functions include not only those of the liver as we know it physiologically in the West, but also includes a number of other organic structures and functions that might seem unrelated at first glance, but are in fact closely related functionally – such as the control of the peripheral nervous system and, in particular, our vision. The eyes are a part of the peripheral nervous system, and are therefore controlled by the Liver. Both visual acuity and the condition of the eyes itself are under the influence of the Liver.
The Liver "prefers to remain cool." Yin tonifying herbs provide the natural coolness that supports healthy eye tissue and functioning.
Goji, chrysanthemum, dendrobium, peony and cassia tora nurture liver yin.
Goji berry is famed for its benefit to the eyes as well as to the system as a whole. Goji is a Liver and blood tonic. Goji berries contain carotenoids that promote vitamin A production and provide important eye nutrients, including zeathanthin, a carotenoid that protects the health of the retina, the pigment that coats the retina (the back wall of the eye).
An herb that is highly reputed for its benefits to the eyes is the small Oriental chrysanthemum flower. This flower is used in Chinese herbalism to directly and quickly benefit the eyes and vision by clearing obstructions and allowing energy to flow freely through the eyes. It is a cooling herb which clears heat away from the eyes. This herb can help relieve temporary mild eye strain, eye redness and eye congestion due to fatigue and temporary dryness resulting from environmental conditions. Anger and toxic substances will cause the eyes to become red, as will a lack of sleep. If your eyes are chronically fatigued, red or congested, or become so due to a condition such as hay fever, see a physician as this may indicate a serious condition.
Cornus is another tonic fruit that has powerful effects on the "Kidneys" and "Liver." It is traditionally believed to be a valuable eye tonic. Astragalus and Dioscorea supplement Qi and strengthen the body. Vitex rotundifolia supports clear vision. Lingusticum and Acorus stimulate the smooth flow of Qi and blood. Tribulus tonifies the kidney and liver. Cassia tora cools the eyes.
Tonic herbs are not to be used for the purposes of curing, preventing or treating any disease of the eyes (for that, you should consult a physician before using any herbs or supplements). This formula is used to promote the proper energy balance in the eyes so that the eyes remain healthy. As a Yin tonic, it also promotes healthy fluid balance of the eyes. Again, if you are experiencing significant eye inflammation or what appears to be an eye infection or any other disease of the eye, you should consult a physician.
Traditional Function: Tonifies Liver, nourishes blood and benefits the eyes and vision
Specifications: 100 Capsules 500 mg each
Ingredients: Goji fruit, Dendrobium stem, Chrysanthemum flower, Astragalus seed, Cassia tora seed, Ligusticum chuanxiong rhizome, Tribulus seed, Chinese Yam rhizome, Cornus officinalis fruit, Vitex rotundifolia fruit, Chinese White Peony root
Other Ingredients: Vegetarian capsules**, rice powder.
Usage: Take 3 capsules, 2 times per day or as directed by a healthcare professional
Remember Ron Teeguarden's "First Rule of Tonic Herbalism," summed up in a single word – Compliance. If you don't take the herbs, they won't work."
**Pullulan caps 100% natural, water-soluble polysaccharide produced through a fermentation process; vegetable origin; non-GMO; no starch, preservatives or chemical modifications; gluten free.
- Goji berry, dendrobium stem, senna obtusifolia seed, chrysanthemum flower, astragalus seed, ligusticum chuanxiong rhizome, tribulus seed, chinese yam rhizome, cornus officinalis fruit, vitex rotundifolia fruit, chinese white peony root
- Other ingredients
- Vegetarian capsules, rice powder.
- Suggested Use
- Take 3 capsules, 2 times per day or as directed by a healthcare professional.
- Additional info
- Pullulan caps 100% natural, water-soluble polysaccharide produced through a fermentation process; vegetable origin; non-GMO; no starch, preservatives or chemical modifications; gluten free.
- Quantity & type
- 100 capsules 500 mg each.
- Dragon Herbs
- 100 Caps