Scrofula according to Chinese Medicine

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Acupuncture points used for scrofula

The five Chinese Medicinal herbs most likely to help treat scrofula

Why might Semiaquilegia Root Tuber (Tian Kui Zi) help with scrofula?

Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat scrofula as can be seen on Semiaquilegia Root Tuber's page.

Semiaquilegia Root Tubers is a Cold herb that tastes Bitter and Sweet. It targets the Kidney and the Liver.

Its main actions are: Clears Heat, resolves toxicity, reduces swelling and disperses Stagnation

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Why might Sargassum (Hai Zao) help with scrofula?

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

Sargassum is a Cold herb that tastes Bitter and Salty. It targets the Kidney, the Liver and the Stomach.

Its main actions are: Clears Heat and reduces hardening associated with Phlegm-Heat. Encourages urination and lessens edema. Expels phlegm from the lungs.

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Why might Plum Flowers (Mei Hua) help with scrofula?

Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat scrofula as can be seen on Plum Flowers's page.

Plum Flowers is a Neutral herb that tastes Sour. It targets the Stomach, the Liver and the Lung.

Its main actions are: Regulates the Stomach and Spleen function and soothes the Liver Qi. Resolves Phlegm and detoxifies.

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Why might Deer Bone (Lu Gu) help with scrofula?

Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat scrofula as can be seen on Deer Bone's page.

Deer Bones is a Warm herb that tastes Sweet. It targets the Kidney.

Its main actions are: Tonifies Kidney Yang and strengthens the sinews and bones.

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Why might Castor Bean (Bi Ma Zi) help with scrofula?

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

Castor Beans is a Neutral herb that tastes Pungent and Sweet. It targets the Large intestine and the Lung.

Its main actions are: Induces subsidence of swelling and removes toxins. Facilitates urination and eases constipation. Clears the Meridians.

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