Qi Ju Di Huang is a TCVM (Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine) herbal blend that helps uveitis and keratoconjunctivitis sicca in dogs, cats, and horses.
The Western Medical indications for this herbal blend are anterior uveitis, equine recurrent uveitis (ERU) and keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS). The Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine indications are atrophied pupil, chronic eye problems due to Liver-Kidney Deficiency, corneal opacity, a pulse that his thready and fast, thick and mucoid ocular discharge, a tongue that is red and dry, and a yellow or grey sclera.
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.
Qi Ju Di Huang is an herbal blend specially formulated with herbs specifically chosen to work synergistically to relieve symptoms of anterior uveitis, equine recurrent uveitis (ERU) and keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) 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 Yin and brighten the eyes.
The main ingredients in the Qi Ju Di Huang herbal formula are:
- Chi Shao (Paeonia) to cool Blood and move Blood
- Ci Ji Li (Tribulus) to brighten the eyes
- Dang Gui (Angelica) to nourish and move Blood
- Gou Qi Zi (Lycium Chenisis Fructus) to nourish Liver Yin and brighten eyes
- Ju Hua (Chrysanthemum) to clear Heat and brighten the eyes
- Mu Dan Pi (Moutan) to cool Liver
- Shan Yao (Dioscorea) to tonify Qi
- Shan Zhu Yu (Cornus) to nourish Yin
- Shi Jue Ming (Haliotis) to clear Liver Heat and brighten the eyes
- Shu Di Huang (Rehmannia) to nourish Blood and Jing
- Ze Xie (Alisma) to drain Damp and clear Kidney False Fire
This herbal blend is derived from the ancient Chinese herbal formula Qi Ju Di Huang Wan from Yi Ji Bao Jian, which was written in 1777 by Dong Xi-Xuan.
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