Insect bites according to Chinese Medicine

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In Chinese Medicine insect bites can be treated by three herbs that we have on record. Here is the list below.

The three Chinese Medicinal herbs most likely to help treat insect bites

Why might Purslane (Ma Chi Xian) help with insect bites?

Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat insect bites as can be seen on Purslane's page.

Purslane is a Cold herb that tastes Sour. It targets the Large intestine and the Liver.

Its main actions are: Clears Heat and Cools the Blood. Clears Damp-Heat associated with skin disorders. Treats pain and swelling from insect and snake bites.

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Why might Flying Squirrel Faeces (Wu Ling Zhi) help with insect bites?

Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat insect bites as can be seen on Flying Squirrel Faeces's page.

Flying Squirrel Faeces is a Warm herb that tastes Bitter and Sweet. It targets the Spleen and the Liver.

Its main actions are: Disperses congealed Blood in the lower abdomen and uterus and relieves pain. Promotes childhood nutrition with Cold Stagnation and focal abdominal swelling.

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Why might Arisaema (Tian Nan Xing) help with insect bites?

Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat insect bites as can be seen on Arisaema's page.

Arisaema is a Warm herb that tastes Bitter and Pungent. It targets the .

Its main actions are: Dries and expels Phlegm in the Lung. Clears Wind and Phlegm in the channels and stops convulsions and spasms. Used topically it reduces inflammation and pain.

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Other symptoms often associated with insect bites

Snake bites Boils Sores Coughing Chest congestion Vertigo Hemiplegia Epilepsy Convulsions Tetanus