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General Activities
clear heat, regulated blood, nourish eyes

Sample Indications for Use
retinal disorders, such as retinitis and macular degeneration

To Personalise, Add
Chien-li tablets for disorders affecting the whole eye
Tremella 14 or Restorative Tablets for eye disorders associated with liver in deficiency
Eleuthero 10+ for degenerative eye disorders
Imperata 10 for extensive retinal bleeding
Tang Kuei 18 for eye disorders associated with blood and yin deficiency
Salvia Shou Wu for general problems of blood stasis

This formula may be used for an extended period, especially if given with a tonic preparation, to treat chronic and degenerative retinal disorders.

Manufacturing Specifications
Crude herbs are powdered and formed into 700 mg tablets. Bottling of 100 tablets.

Explanatory Notes
Celosia 10 was designed on the basis of formulas described in Chinese research reports for the treatment of retinal disorders. Retinal problems differ from other eye disorders, such as cataracts or infections of the cornea, as the retina is part of the brain, while the cornea is an exposed tissue easily subject to “wind” disorders (see: Chien-li or Chrysanthemum 9). Most of the retinal disorders involve low-grade inflammatory processes that lead to disruption of the blood circulation. The herb therapies designed for retinal disorders generally include tonics for the eyes (liver nourishing agents that are thought to be specific for eye problems, such as celosia, lycium and chrysanthemum), blood vitalising agents to rectify the retinal circulation (salvia and red peony); herbs to prevent bleeding into the eye (eclipta, sophora flower, and san-chi); and herbs for clearing heat (raw rehmannia). While retinal bleeding is not a common presenting symptom among Western patients, the “hemostatic” herbs selected for this formulation are still of value. In the West, people consume flavonoids, such as those from bilberry, to benefit the eyes by providing visual pigments (see: Lycuvin, White Tiger): eclipta and sophora flower contain flavonoids that mainly affect the circulation. San-chi both prevents bleeding an vitalises blood. For retinal degenerative conditions, such as macular degeneration, the addition of kidney tonic herbs is recommended (the retina is an extension of the brain, nourished by the kidney): try Eleuthero 10+ and/or Restorative Tablets. Also see Ming Mu Di Huang Wan (Pine Mountain), based on nourishing the kidney and liver, and Iridoid complex (White Tiger), based on the main active constituents in many of the yin nourishing and eye-benefiting formulas.

Celosia, Rehmannia, Salvia, Red peony, Eclipta, San chi, Sophora flower, Chrysanthemum, Lycium fruit, Tang kuei
Pin Yin
qingxiangzi, shengdi, danshen, chishao, hanliancao, sanqi, huaihua, juhua, gouqizi, danggui