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For those skin conditions that are dry yet have may pale red macules, scaling, itching etc. Gets worse in dry or hot weather or in the winter months.
Dry skin usually has 3 components: lack of fluids, “blood deficiency” and often a component of heat. The fluids in this case is rolled in with the blood. The lack of fluids often causes a heat- in this case we would call it a “deficient heat”. Think of it as a radiator that has run out of water and now is overheating. (Versus a “full heat” which is running an old car and 90 MPH across a hot desert highway.) Not exactly classical Chinese thought but there you go. :-)
I spent a month or so at the “1st Hospital of TCM” in Beijing in the dermatology department watching the doctors writing formula after formula. Their “style” was to use a lot of flower herbs to help the skin. And they would use the three principles of “tonify blood”, “clear heat” and “nourish fluids” in cases where there was dryness. (Sometimes there is damp heat involved in skin conditions so the strategy is different.)
Below are the herbs we use for this particular formula and what each does – very briefly.
Zi Hua Di Ding Radice Violae – clear heat
Pu Gong Ying Herba Taraxaci – clear heat
Shu Di Radix Rehmanniae Prepared – nourish fluids
Xuan Shen Scropulariae – clear heat nourish fluids
He Shou Wu Polygoni Multiflori – nourish blood
Dang Gui Radix Angelicae – nourish blood
Zhu Ling Polypori Umbellati – promote urination to drain heat
Chi Shao Paeoniae Rubrae – clear blood heat
Bai Shao Paeoniae Alba – nourish blood
Ku Shen Sophorae Flavescentis – stop itching, clear heat
Dan Shen Salviae Miltiorrhizae – move blood
Tu Fu Ling Smilacis Glabrae – promote urination to drain heat
Qing Pi Pericarpium Citri – move qi
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100 grams granules: $34, 200 grams granules: $60, 100 capsules (50 grams): $35, 200 capsules (100 grams): $58, 5 bottles 200 grams granules: $275, 5 bottles 200 capsules: $260