Ming Mu Di Huang is a TCVM (Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine) herbal blend that helps chronic eye problems in dogs, cats, and horses.
The Western Medical indications for this formula are chronic uveitis, diabetes, Equine recurrent uveitis (ERU), glaucoma, hypertension, and keratoconjunctivitis siccs (KCS).
The Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine indications for this formula are chronic eye problems, dry skin, hot ears, hot feet, Kidney/Liver Qi Deficiency, panting excessively (especially spontaneous outbursts at night), polydipsia, polyuria, a pulse that is thready and fast, and a tongue that is dry and red.
At our clinic, pets often receive an Eastern exam (Traditional Chinese Medicine) in combination with the standard veterinary exam. Traditional Chinese Medicine philosophy is very different than our standard Western medical philosophy. Traditional Chinese Medicine focuses on balance and finding the cause of the problem rather than simply masking symptoms with prescription medicines. Through Eastern examination techniques, we can choose herbal blends that will both treat symptoms and at the same time correct the imbalances in your pet’s body that are causing the symptoms. This herb is only one of the many TCM herbal blends available for our doctors to choose from based on the results of the Eastern exam.
Ming Mu Di Huang is an herbal blend specially formulated with herbs specifically chosen to work synergistically to relieve symptoms of chronic uveitis, diabetes, equine recurrent uveitis, glaucoma, hypertension, and keratoconjunctivitis sicca, while at the same time addressing the underlying causes of these symptoms. The Chinese principles of treatment for this herbal blend are to nourish Liver/Kidney Yin, clear Heat, and brighten eyes.
The main ingredients in the Mi Mu Di Huang formula are:
- Bai Ji Li (Tribulus) to clear Heat and brighten eyes
- Chai Hu (Bupleurum) to soothe Liver and clear Wind-Heat
- Dang Gui (Angelica) to nourish Blood
- Fu Ling (Poria) to drain Damp and strengthen Spleen
- Gou Qi Zi (Lycium Chinesis Fructus) to nourish Liver Yin and benefit the eyes
- Mu Dan Pi (Moutan) to cool Liver
- Shan Yao (Dioscorea) to tonify Qi and nourish Kidney Jing
- Shan Zhu Yu (Cornus) to nourish Yin
- Sheng Di Huang (Rehmannia) to nourish Yin, cool Blood, and clear Heat
- Shu Di Huang (Rehmannia) to nourish Yin, Blood, and Jing
- Wu Wei Zi (Shisandra) to consolidate and nourish Lung Yin
- Ze Xie (Alisma) to drain Damp and clear Kidney False Fire
This herbal blend is derived from the ancient Chinese herbal formula Ming Mu Di Huang Wan from Shen Shi Yao Han which was written in 1644 by Fu Ren Yu.
Our clients have seen wonderful improvements in the health conditions of their pets using herbal blends to take care of a variety of health issues.
Please contact our clinic at any time if you have questions about herbal remedies!
Source: Dr. Xie’s Jing Tang Herbal
Written by: Becki Baumgartner