Traditional Chinese Medicine

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A topical herbal formula to be applied to eczema sites.

Three Yellow Cleanser Formula (San Huang Xi Ji)

Rhubarb (Dai Huang)
Sophora (Ku Shen)
Phellodendron (Huang Bai)
Skullcap (Huang Qin

(I’ll see if I can get the names in Chinese)

How To Use “Three Yellow Cleanser”
Powder: Grind the herbs into powder or buy powders from a Chinese herbal pharmacy. Use 10 to 15 grams of each herb. Mix the powder with 100 ml of distilled water and 1 ml of medicinal phenol. Mix them evenly. Use cotton swabs to dip in the mixture and apply it to the skin. Repeat application four to five times a day until healed.

Decoction: In a glass or enamel pan, combine the herbs with 1 – 2 cups of water and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a medium flame and simmer for twenty minutes. Strain the liquid out and save it. When the liquid has cooled, use cotton swabs to dip in the liquid and apply to skin. You may spread a bit of pure petroleum jelly over the affected area to protect it between applications of the cleansing formula. Use the decoction four to five times a day until the skin is healed.

Because these herbs can cause a very strong local reaction, I strongly recommend that you consult a practitioner who is thoroughly trained in Chinese herbal medicine before you decide to treat your skin problems with traditional Chinese medicine.


One Response to “Traditional Chinese Medicine”

  1. i cant find these herbs

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