Chinese Herbs for Allergies
TCM Herbs for Allergies
Many underlying conditions cause symptoms of allergies and are usually diagnosed as allergies by modern physicians. Curing allergies with Chinese herbs is entirely possible. It requires diagnosing and treating the underlying imbalances on an individual basis. Allergies then often resolve themselves as a consequence to a balanced and strengthened constitution. Skilled herbal counsel is recommended in choosing unique herbs for allergies and dosages, however, most sufferers can find safe and sure temporary relief using over the counter Chinese herbs for allergies.
Specific Herbs for Allergies
Individual herbs used to treat allergies include XANTHIUM (CANG ER ZI), LIQUIDAMBER (LU LU TONG), ANGELICA (BAI ZHI), WILD GINGER ROOT (XI XIN), MINT (BO HE), and ASTRAGALUS (HUANG QI). These herbs are always combined into formulae, making them safer and more effective, and with minimal side effects.
Chinese Herbal Allergy Medicines
One of the best known Chinese allergy products is an over the counter remedy we know as MIN KAN WAN or POLLEN ALLERGY PILL.
Used for airborne allergies such as dust, pollen, mould, or animal hair, etc., it helps to relieve itchy eyes, runny nose, and general allergy symptoms.
You’ll probably find that Chinese herbs for allergies work about as well and as quickly as drugs, but do not cause drowsiness or agitation and do not conflict with any prescription drugs when taken at separate times.
These pills contain no Ma Huang (ephedra), synthesized ephedrine or pseudoephedrines.
SUGGESTION: This formula can be taken alone for relief of mild to moderate allergy symptoms. For added relief of sinus and nasal symptoms, it can be combined with other herbs or herbal products.
For added relief of itchy eyes, it can be taken with strong chrysanthemum tea (JU HUA) made by boiling 15-20 flowers for 10-15 minutes. For allergy exacerbated by stress, take with Free and Easy Pill. (see herbs for stress)
For best results, take most Chinese herbal pills on an empty stomach with warm water. Allow half an hour before taking food or other medicines. Combine with Jade Shield Pills, (YU PING FENG SAN) to increase protective qi and reduce allergic susceptibility.
TRADITIONAL FUNCTIONS of MIN KAN WAN: Clears Heat, Relieves Surface, Drains Dampness, Cleans Toxin, Opens the Channels, Brightens Eyes.
Herbs for Allergies INGREDIENTS and their TCM functions:
Angelica Dahurica, Angelica Root, BAI ZHI 75 mg
Expels Wind, releases surface, alleviates pain, reduces swelling, expels dampness and alleviates discharge
Magnolia Flos, Magnolia Bud, XIN YI HUA 75 mg
Expells Wind, relieves surface, opens nasal passages
Anemarrhena Radix, Anemarrhena Root, ZHI MU 75 mg
Clears Heat, Quells Fire, Nurtures YIN, Moistens the Dry
Centipeda Herba, Centipede Plant, SHI HU SUI 75 mg
Dissolves Plegm, Expells Wind, Disperses Cold, Removes Damp, Removes Film
Agastach Pogostemi, Patchouli Plant, HUO XIANG 75 mg
Transforms Dampness, Releases the Exterior, Harmonizes the Center, Expells Dampness
Liquidambar Fructus, Liquidambar Fruit, LU LU TONG 75 mg
Promotes the Flow of Qi and Blood, Unblocks the Channels, Opens the Middle Burner
Xanthium Fructus, Cocklebur Fruit, CANG ER ZI 75 mg
Opens the Nasal Passages, Disperses Wind, Expells Dampness, Relieves Itching
Cassia Torre Sm., Sicklepod Seed, JUE MING ZI 37.5 mg
Clears the Vision, Expells Wind Heat, Benefits the Eyes, Clears the Liver
Herba Mentha, Mint Leaf, BO HE 37.5 mg
Clears the Head and Eyes, Benefits the Throat, Disperses Wind Heat, Encourages the Flow of Liver Qi
Ledebouriella Rx., Siler Root, FANG FENG 37.5 mg
Releases Exterior, Expells Wind , Alleviates Pain
Hb. Schizonepeta, Hairy Sage, JING JIE 37.5 mg
Releases the Exterior, Expells Wind Heat and Wind Cold, Alleviates Itching
Cortex Mori Albae Radices, Mulberry Root Bark, SANG BAI PI 37.5 mg
Clears Heat from the Lungs, Reduces edema
Cortex Moutan Radicis, Tree Peony Root Bark, MU DAN PI 37.5 mg
Clears Heat, Cools Blood, Invigorates Blood, Reduces Swelling, Clears Ascending Liver Fire
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