Tonsillitis according to Chinese Medicine

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In Chinese Medicine tonsillitis 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 tonsillitis

Why might Honeysuckle Flower (Jin Yin Hua) help with tonsillitis?

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

Honeysuckle Flowers is a Cold herb that tastes Sweet. It targets the Stomach, the Heart and the Lung.

Its main actions are: Clears Heat and dispels toxicity. Dispels Wind-Heat derived from an External pathogen. Expels Damp-Heat from the Lower Burner. Relieves Carbuncles.

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Why might Platycodon Root (Jie Geng) help with tonsillitis?

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

Platycodon Roots is a Neutral herb that tastes Bitter and Pungent. It targets the Lung.

Its main actions are: Opens the Lungs and smoothes the flow of Lung Qi. Expels Phlegm and pus from the Lungs and throat, can be used for either Wind-Cold or Wind-Heat according to the other herbs in the formula. Directs the actions of other herbs to the Upper Warmer.

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Why might Woad Leaf (Da Qing Ye) help with tonsillitis?

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

Woad Leaves is a Cold herb that tastes Bitter. It targets the Stomach and the Heart.

Its main actions are: Clears Heat and toxicity from the Blood. Clears Heat associated with contagious febrile diseases.

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