Tribuli ( 白蒺藜 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Latin Plant Name
Pinyin Mandarin Name
Bai Ji Li; also Ci Ji Li and Ji Li
Common English Name
Part of Plant Used
This herb is used in formulas to treat headaches, eye problems such as itching, conjunctivitis and weak vision, and nervousness; also used to treat high blood pressure (TCM: due to Liver rising); and rib pain (TCM: due to constrained Liver Qi [stress])
Traditional Usages and Functions
Extinguishes wind, alleviates pain, and brightens the eyes; extinguishes exterior wind; facilitates smooth flow of Liver Qi.
Common Formulas Used In
Rehmannia and Dogwood Fruit.
Cautions in Use
Use cautiously during pregnancy, or where there is deficient Qi or Blood.