C H I E N . L I . T A B L E T S

General Activities
clarify vision, clear heat, dispel wind

Sample Indications for Use
cataracts, blurred vision, eye infections

To Personalise, Add
Rehmannia 16, Cuscuta 15, Morus Fruit Tablets, or Restorative Tablets for yin deficiency, with symptoms such as blurring, itching, dryness
Chrysanthemum 9 or Forsythia 18 for eye infections
Gentiana 12 for red eyes and facial flushing and for herpetic eye disease
Celosia 10 for compound eye disorders
Rhubarb 17 for accompanying constipation

This formula is intended for short-term use in treating infections, or longer duration therapy for cataracts or for visual distress due to eye strain from working with computers.

Manufacturing Specifications
Crude herbs are powdered and formed into 700 mg tablets. Bottling of 100 or 250 tablets.

Explanatory Notes
Chien -li Tablets are named for the idea that when vision is clear, one can see a great distance (chien-li = a thousand li, or about 300 miles). Corneal opacity, such as cataracts, is treated in China by numerous folk remedies, traditional prescriptions, patents, and modern clinical formulas. The treatments generally involve nourishing the eyes, clearing heat, and dispelling wind; a model formula is Gardenia & Vitex Combination (Xigan Mingmu Tang). Weakness in eye nourishment makes them susceptible to disease; this aspect of treatment mainly involves tonics for the kidney and liver, such as lycium, rehmannia, and cornus. In addition, circulation to the eyes needs to be improved: princepia is a blood vitalising herb that cools liver heat and clears vision. Heat causes the normally clear fluids of the eye to become cloudy; this causative factor is alleviated by cooling herbs; the ones used here, such as buddleia and cassia seed, are specific for the eyes. Wind is the environmental condition (including eye strain) that combines with the internal or exogenous heat to yield the visual obstruction. Acrid-cooling herbs that benefit the eyes, such as vitex, eriocaulon, and chrysanthemum, are selected for treating the condition; cordyceps-cicada both dispels wind and nourishes the kidney/liver; tribulus calms liver wind and dispels external wind. The combined herbal approach prevents further obscuration, while natural healing processes may alleviate the existing condition. Many of the herbs are suitable for treating other eye disorders, such as keratitis, scleritis, iritis, and glaucoma. Chien-li Tablets can be administered with other prescriptions, such as Chrysanthemum 9, Ming Mu di Huang Wan, Iridoid Complex (White Tiger) and Lycuvin (White Tiger).

Chien li kuang, Cordycep cicada, Buddleia, Princepia, Lycium frit, Chrysanthemum, Eriocaulon, Tribulus, Rehmannia, Celosia seed, Cornus, Vitex, Cnidium, Cassia seed, Cuscuta
Pin Yin
qianliguang, chanhua, mimenghua, ruiren, gouqizi, juhua, gujingcao, baijili, shudi, qingxiangzi, shanzhuyu, manjingzi, chuanxiong, juemingzi, tusizi