Brighten the Eyes™ Formulae

brighten_the_eyesThis name is self-evident: the formula addresses the eyes and specifically eye problems deriving from Liver-Blood deficiency.


Dang Gui Radix Angelicae sinensis
Bai Shao Radix Paeoniae albae
Gou Qi Zi Fructus Lycii
Shu Di Huang Radix Rehmanniae preparata
Tu Si Zi Semen Cuscutae
He Shou Wu Radix Polygoni multiflori preparata
Ju Hua Flos Chrysanthemi
Man Jing Zi Fructus Viticis
Mi Meng Hua Flos Buddleiae
Bai Ji Li Fructus Tribuli
Nu Zhen Zi Fructus Ligustri lucidi
Chuan Xiong Rhizoma Ligustici wallichii
Da Zao Fructus Ziziphi jujubae rubrae

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Deficient Liver-Blood and Kidneys not nourishing the eyes.


Nourish Liver-Blood and the Kidneys, brighten the eyes.

Tongue: Pale, especially on the sides, thin.
Pulse: Choppy or Fine.

Acupuncture Points

LIV-8 Ququan, KI-3 Taixi, KI-6 Zhaohai, ST-36 Zusanli, SP-6 Sanyinjiao, Ren-4 Guanyuan, BL-2 Zanzhu, Yuyao (extra point), G.B.-20 Fengchi. All with reinforcing method. Moxa may be used if the tongue is not red.

This is a formula based on the prescription Si Wu Tang (Four Substances Decoction) with the addition of herbs to nourish the Kidneys and brighten the eyes, such as Tu Si Zi, Gou Qi Zi and Nu Zhen Zi. This formula can be used where there is deficiency either of Kidney-Yang or of Kidney-Yin, which may be combined with Blood deficiency as explained below.

  • He Shou Wu was added as it nourishes Blood and the eyes
  • Ju Hua, Man Jing Zi and Bai Ji Li were added to brighten the eyes
  • Chuan Xiong was added to invigorate Blood; this is necessary when several Blood-nourishing herbs are used

The formula is innovative in so far as it combines nourishing Blood with strengthening the Kidneys, although it is primarily for the former. Especially in women, there is very often an overlap between Blood deficiency and Kidney deficiency. This is because the Uterus (as an extra Fu organ) stores Blood and is functionally related to the Kidneys (through the Bao Mai, the channel that links the Uterus with the Kidneys, and through the extraordinary vessels Ren Mai and Chong Mai).

It can also be used as a general Blood tonic as it is based on the formula Si Wu Tang (Four Substances Decoction) with addition of other Blood tonics. As a Blood tonic, it is particularly suitable for women as it also nourishes the Kidneys.

When to take
Take after meals

This product is a dietary (food) supplement, as prescribed by a qualified practitioner. It is not intended to treat, diagnose, prevent or cure any disease. Do not take if nursing or pregnant. Not intended to replace a varied diet. Not to be consumed for longer 3 months on a continued basis.