Conjunctivitis according to Chinese Medicine

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In Chinese Medicine conjunctivitis 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 conjunctivitis

Why might Kuding Tea (Ku Ding Cha) help with conjunctivitis?

Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat conjunctivitis as can be seen on Kuding Tea's page.

Kuding Tea is a Cold herb that tastes Bitter and Sweet. It targets the Stomach, the Liver and the Lung.

Its main actions are: Clears wind-heat and Calms the spirit. Eases restlessness and brightens the eyes.

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Why might Plantain Seed (Che Qian Zi) help with conjunctivitis?

Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat conjunctivitis as can be seen on Plantain Seed's page.

Plantain Seeds is a Cool herb that tastes Sweet. It targets the Kidney, the Liver, the Lung and the Small intestine.

Its main actions are: Encourages urination and clears Heat. Stops diarrhea by expelling water through urination. Brightens the eyes, used in combination either for Deficiency or Heat. Reduces inflammation of infections. Arrests cough and expectorates Phlegm.

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Why might Rhubarb (Da Huang) help with conjunctivitis?

Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat conjunctivitis 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 Goldthread Rhizome (Huang Lian) help with conjunctivitis?

Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat conjunctivitis as can be seen on Goldthread Rhizome's page.

Goldthread Rhizomes is a Cold herb that tastes Bitter. It targets the Gallbladder, the Spleen, the Stomach, the Heart, the Large intestine and the Liver.

Its main actions are: Expels Damp-Heat especially in the Lower Burner. Eliminates Fire toxicity especially when there is associated Dampness. Acts as a sedative by eliminating Heart Fire. Eliminates Stomach Fire. Expel parasites

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Why might Red Peony Root (Chi Shao) help with conjunctivitis?

Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat conjunctivitis as can be seen on Red Peony Root's page.

Red Peony Roots is a Cool herb that tastes Bitter. It targets the Liver.

Its main actions are: Moves Blood, relieves pain and reduces swelling. Cools the Blood and the Liver.

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