Abcesses according to Chinese Medicine

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In Chinese Medicine abcesses can be treated by five herbs that we have on record. Here is the list below.

The five Chinese Medicinal herbs most likely to help treat abcesses

Why might Chinese Senega Root (Yuan Zhi) help with abcesses?

Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat abcesses as can be seen on Chinese Senega Root's page.

Chinese Senega Roots is a Warm herb that tastes Bitter and Sweet. It targets the Heart, the Kidney and the Lung.

Its main actions are: Calms the spirit. Expels Phlegm from the Heart orifices. Expels Phlegm from the Lungs. Diminishes abscesses.

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Why might Scallion (Cong Bai) help with abcesses?

Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat abcesses as can be seen on Scallion's page.

Scallions is a Warm herb that tastes Pungent. It targets the Stomach and the Lung.

Its main actions are: Relieves the Exterior and disperses Wind-Cold through sweating. Vitalizes the Yang Qi and disperses Cold. Removes toxicity of swellings.

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Why might Wax Gourd Seeds (Dong Gua Zi) help with abcesses?

Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat abcesses as can be seen on Wax Gourd Seeds's page.

Wax Gourd Seeds is a Cold herb that tastes Sweet. It targets the Stomach, the Large intestine, the Lung and the Small intestine.

Its main actions are: Clears Heat, expels Phlegm, expels pus and moistens the Lungs. Clears Heat and drains Dampness.

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Why might Rhubarb (Da Huang) help with abcesses?

Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat abcesses as can be seen on Rhubarb's page.

Rhubarb is a Cold herb that tastes Bitter. It targets the Spleen, the Stomach, the Large intestine, the Liver and the Pericardium.

Its main actions are: Drains Excess Heat and eliminates Dampness, especially when in the Sunlight Yang stage. Cools the Blood and stops bleeding. Invigorates Blood, breaks up Stasis and relieves pain. Clears Heat and toxins from Excess. Applied topically for Hot sores and Blood Stasis.

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Why might Kansui Root (Gan Sui) help with abcesses?

Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat abcesses as can be seen on Kansui Root's page.

Kansui Roots is a Cold herb that tastes Bitter. It targets the Spleen, the Kidney, the Large intestine and the Lung.

Its main actions are: Relieves water retention and congestion of Fluids. Cools swellings and reduces inflammation when applied topically. Strong purgative, driving water and Food Stagnation out though the stool.

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