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Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat skin inflammation as can be seen on Hibiscus Leaf's page.
Hibiscus Leaves is a Neutral herb that tastes Pungent. It targets the Liver and the Lung.
Its main actions are: Cools the Heat in the Blood. Relieves edema and expels pus. Stops pain. Clears the Lung Heat.
Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat skin inflammation as can be seen on Garden Balsam Stem's page.
Garden Balsam Stems is a Cool herb that tastes Bitter and Pungent. It targets the Spleen, the Kidney and the Liver.
Its main actions are: Invigorates Blood and removes Blood Stagnation. Clear Toxic-Heat, cools the Blood and relieves pain. Drains Damp-Heat. Dispels Wind-Damp and relaxes the muscle and sinews.
Carbuncles Sores Swellings Burns Trauma Furuncles Herpes zoster Conjunctivitis Scalds Internal injuries