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 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 Mulberry Leaf (Sang Ye) help with conjunctivitis?

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

Mulberry Leaves is a Cold herb that tastes Bitter and Sweet. It targets the Liver and the Lung.

Its main actions are: Relieves the Exterior and clears Heat. Clears Heat in the Lung with associated Dryness. Clears the Liver for either Wind-Heat or Yin Deficient Heat. Cools the Blood.

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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 Jasmine Flower (Mo Li Hua) help with conjunctivitis?

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

Jasmine Flowers is a Warm herb that tastes Sweet. It targets the Spleen, the Stomach and the Liver.

Its main actions are: Regulates Qi and calms the spirit.

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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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