Traumatic swelling according to Chinese Medicine

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In Chinese Medicine traumatic swelling 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 traumatic swelling

Why might Corydalis Tuber (Yan Hu Suo) help with traumatic swelling?

Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat traumatic swelling as can be seen on Corydalis Tuber's page.

Corydalis Tubers is a Warm herb that tastes Bitter and Pungent. It targets the Spleen, the Heart, the Liver and the Lung.

Its main actions are: Moves the Blood, breaks Blood Stagnation and reduces associated pain. Regulates Stagnant Qi and reduces associated pain.

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Why might Rhubarb (Da Huang) help with traumatic swelling?

Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat traumatic swelling 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 Indian Madder Root (Qian Cao) help with traumatic swelling?

Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat traumatic swelling as can be seen on Indian Madder Root's page.

Indian Madder Roots is a Cold herb that tastes Bitter. It targets the Liver.

Its main actions are: Cools the Blood and stops bleeding. Removes Blood Stagnation and regulates menstruation.

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Why might Frankincense (Ru Xiang) help with traumatic swelling?

Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat traumatic swelling as can be seen on Frankincense's page.

Frankincense is a Warm herb that tastes Bitter and Pungent. It targets the Spleen, the Heart and the Liver.

Its main actions are: Moves Blood and Qi and relieves pain. Disperses Wind-Damp from the Meridians and relaxes the sinews. Reduces swelling and aids in wound healing.

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Why might Shiny-Leaf Prickly-Ash (Liang Mian Zhen) help with traumatic swelling?

Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat traumatic swelling as can be seen on Shiny-Leaf Prickly-Ash's page.

Shiny-Leaf Prickly-Ash is a Neutral herb that tastes Bitter and Pungent. It targets the Stomach and the Liver.

Its main actions are: Promotes the flow of Qi to relieve pain. Activates Blood to eliminate Blood stasis. Dispels Wind and clears Meridians. Dispels toxicity and reduces swelling.

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