Tribuli ( 白蒺藜 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Bai Ji Li; also Ci Ji Li and Ji Li
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])
Usages and Functions
Extinguishes wind, alleviates pain, and brightens the eyes; extinguishes
exterior wind; facilitates smooth flow of Liver Qi.
Formulas Used In
Rehmannia and Dogwood Fruit.
Use cautiously during pregnancy, or where there is deficient Qi or Blood.