Root Causes of Pustule in TCM

Explore below more details about what might cause Pustule according to TCM.

  • By Syndrome
  • Heat
Detailed description of the cause

Heat

In TCM "Heat" signifies an excess of Yang energy, leading to an imbalance where heat predominates over the body's cool Yin aspects. This condition is metaphorically akin to an internal over-heating. Symptoms indicative of Heat can include feelings of warmth, fever, sweating, irritability, red face, thirst with a preference for cold drinks, and a rapid pulse. The tongue may appear red with a yellow coating. Unlike the common interpretation of heat in terms of temperature, in TCM, it represents a state of hyperactivity or inflammation in the body.... see more

Heat Patterns That Can Lead to Pustule

Common Symptoms: Fever Carbuncles Red Skin Eruptions Sore Throat Eczema Perineum Swollen Prostate Swollen Testicular Swelling

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Toxic-Heat Pustule, Fever, Edema, Pus and discharge, Boils, Carbuncles, Red skin eruptions, Sore throat, Eczema, Perineum swollen, Prostate swollen, Testicular swelling, Mouth ulcers, Tonsil swelling... see more Yin Qiao San | Sang Ju Yin | Bai Hu Tang | Long Dan Xie Gan Tang | Qing Ying Tang | Xi Jiao Di Huang Tang | Huang Lian Jie Du Tang | Xin Yi Qing Fei Yin | Gan Lu Xiao Du Dan | Shi Wei Bai Du San | San Zhong Kui Jian Tang | Zi Dang Gao | Er Qing Gao | Bing Peng San | Pu Ji Xiao Du Yin
Toxic-Heat Stagnation Pustule, Carbuncles, Fever, Red skin eruptions, Sore throat, Throat pain, Eczema, Perineum swollen, Prostate swollen, Testicular swelling, Mouth ulcers, Tonsil swelling... see more Huang Lian Jie Du Tang | Xin Yi Qing Fei Yin

TCM Herbal Formulas for Pustule

Explore below some TCM herbal formulas used to address pustule, organized by cause and by formula type.

  • By Cause
  • By Formula Type
  • Heat
  • External formulas for external disorders
  • Formulas that clear heat from the organs
  • Formulas that clear nutritive-level heat
  • Formulas that clear heat and resolve toxicity
  • Formulas that clear external abscesses and sores
  • Formulas that clear wind-Heat
  • Formulas that clear qi-level heat
  • Formulas that clear heat and expel dampness

All Formulas Recommended for Pustule Caused by Heat

Formula Patterns Suitable For
Huang Lian Jie Du Tang Toxic-Heat, Toxic-Heat Stagnation
Xin Yi Qing Fei Yin Toxic-Heat, Toxic-Heat Stagnation
Yin Qiao San Toxic-Heat
Sang Ju Yin Toxic-Heat
Bai Hu Tang Toxic-Heat
Long Dan Xie Gan Tang Toxic-Heat
Qing Ying Tang Toxic-Heat
Xi Jiao Di Huang Tang Toxic-Heat
Gan Lu Xiao Du Dan Toxic-Heat
Shi Wei Bai Du San Toxic-Heat
San Zhong Kui Jian Tang Toxic-Heat
Zi Dang Gao Toxic-Heat
Er Qing Gao Toxic-Heat
Bing Peng San Toxic-Heat
Pu Ji Xiao Du Yin Toxic-Heat

All "formulas that clear heat from the organs" recommended for pustule

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
Xin Yi Qing Fei Yin Toxic-Heat, Toxic-Heat Stagnation
Long Dan Xie Gan Tang Toxic-Heat

All "formulas that clear heat and resolve toxicity" recommended for pustule

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
Huang Lian Jie Du Tang Toxic-Heat, Toxic-Heat Stagnation
Pu Ji Xiao Du Yin Toxic-Heat

All "external formulas for external disorders" recommended for pustule

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
Yin Qiao San Toxic-Heat
Zi Dang Gao Toxic-Heat
Er Qing Gao Toxic-Heat
Bing Peng San Toxic-Heat

All "formulas that clear nutritive-level heat" recommended for pustule

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
Qing Ying Tang Toxic-Heat
Xi Jiao Di Huang Tang Toxic-Heat

All "formulas that clear external abscesses and sores" recommended for pustule

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
Shi Wei Bai Du San Toxic-Heat
San Zhong Kui Jian Tang Toxic-Heat

TCM Herbs for Pustule

Explore below some TCM herbs used to address pustule, organized by herb category.

  • By Herb Category
  • Herbs that clear heat and relieve toxicity
  • Herbs that clear heat and dry dampness
  • Warm/Acrid herbs that release the exterior
  • Cool/Acrid herbs that release the exterior
  • Herbs that clear heat and purge fire and/or clear summer heat
  • Herbs that cool the blood
  • Herbs that drain dampness
  • Tonic herbs for blood deficiency
  • Herbs that open the orifices
  • Herbs for external application

"Herbs that clear Heat and relieve Toxicity" recommended for pustule

Herb Formulas they belong to (if applicable)
Honeysuckle Flowers (Jin Yin Hua) Yin Qiao San
Forsythia Fruits (Lian Qiao) Yin Qiao San
Lithospermum Roots (Zi Cao) Zi Dang Gao
Natural Indigo (Qing Dai) Er Qing Gao

"Warm/Acrid herbs that release the Exterior" recommended for pustule

Herb Formulas they belong to (if applicable)
Biond’S Magnolia Flowers (Xin Yi Hua) Xin Yi Qing Fei Yin
Saposhnikovia Roots (Fang Feng) Shi Wei Bai Du San
Japanese Catnip (Jing Jie) Shi Wei Bai Du San

"Cool/Acrid herbs that release the Exterior" recommended for pustule

Herb Formulas they belong to (if applicable)
Mulberry Leaves (Sang Ye) Sang Ju Yin
Chrysanthemum Flowers (Ju Hua) Sang Ju Yin

"Herbs that clear Heat and purge Fire and/or clear Summer Heat" recommended for pustule

Herb Formulas they belong to (if applicable)
Gypsum (Shi Gao) Bai Hu Tang
Anemarrhena Rhizomes (Zhi Mu) San Zhong Kui Jian Tang

"Herbs that cool the Blood" recommended for pustule

Herb Formulas they belong to (if applicable)
Water Buffalo Horns (Shui Niu Jiao) Qing Ying Tang | Xi Jiao Di Huang Tang
Hibiscus Leaves (Fu Rong Ye) Er Qing Gao

"Herbs that drain Dampness" recommended for pustule

Herb Formulas they belong to (if applicable)
Talc (Hua Shi) Gan Lu Xiao Du Dan
Virgate Wormwood (Yin Chen) Gan Lu Xiao Du Dan