Jaundice according to Chinese Medicine

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In Chinese Medicine jaundice 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 jaundice

Why might Gentian Root (Qin Jiao) help with jaundice?

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

Gentian Roots is a Cool herb that tastes Bitter and Pungent. It targets the Gallbladder, the Stomach and the Liver.

Its main actions are: Clears either acute or chronic, Cold or Hot Wind-Damp conditions. Clears Heat from Yin Deficiency. Lubricates the Intestines and promotes bowel movements.

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Why might Rhubarb (Da Huang) help with jaundice?

Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat jaundice 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 Adzuki Bean (Chi Xiao Dou) help with jaundice?

Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat jaundice as can be seen on Adzuki Bean's page.

Adzuki Beans is a Neutral herb that tastes Sour and Sweet. It targets the Heart and the Small intestine.

Its main actions are: Expels dampness by facilitating urination. Activates Blood circulation and detoxifies. Reduces swelling and expels pus.

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Why might Chinese Gentian (Long Dan Cao) help with jaundice?

Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat jaundice as can be seen on Chinese Gentian's page.

Chinese Gentian is a Cold herb that tastes Bitter. It targets the Gallbladder, the Heart, the Large intestine, the Liver and the Lung.

Its main actions are: Expels Damp-Heat especially in the Liver and Gallbladder Meridians. Clears Liver-Fire. Clears Liver-Wind.

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Why might Knotgrass (Bian Xu) help with jaundice?

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

Knotgrass is a Cool herb that tastes Bitter and Sweet. It targets the Bladder.

Its main actions are: Expels Damp-Heat and encourages urination. Drains Dampness and stops itching. Kills parasites.

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