Herbal formula to help treat Edema
This formula is designed to help those with edema throughout the body.
- Swelling of the extremities
- Abdominal fullness
- Retention of fluids
- Poor circulation
Description of the formula according to traditional herbal medicine:
Poria: Because of its neutral; thermal property, poria is frequently used to promote urination and eliminate dampness. It is commonly used to treat edema, fullness and distention, dysuria and internal accumulations of water or phlegm. Because it is neutral, poria is useful for conditions that are excess or deficient, hot or cold.
Cinnamon: Contains significant amounts of coumarin. Coumarin can be used to treat edema and water retention.
Semen Phaseoli: Promotes dieresis and reduces swelling. Regulates water circulation and treats disorders characterized by the accumulation of water, such as edema ascites and leg swelling.
Dandelion: Is renowned for its diuretic action. It reduces water content in the blood which also helps to reduce blood pressure and eliminate water retention.
Cortex Mori: Regulates water circulation to treat excess types of facial or generalized edema, dysuria and dyspnea with fullness of the chest. It promotes normal urination and reduces swelling.
Folium Pyrrosiae: Dispels damp-heat and promotes urination. In addition it regulates water circulation to treat edema.
Parsley: Helps to reduce water retention and bloating. This vegetable is a natural diuretic, which helps to eliminate excess fluid without exhausting the body of potassium.
Herba Leonuri: Treats symptoms of dysuria, scanty urine, chronic edema, heavy sensations of the back and legs, abdominal distention and fullness after meals, sallow completion, movement difficulties, fatigue and listlessness. This herb can also treat edema due to chronic nephritis.
Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae: Eliminates water accumulation, dries dampness. Edema due to accumulation of water and dampness. Deficiency of the spleen impairs its normal function to transform and transport water, leading to edema and other conditions of water accumulation.
Fructus Chebulae: This is an astringent herb that reduces swelling and constrict and uses the excess fluid out of the body.
Calendula: Helps new tissue grow in wounds and decreases swelling.
Polyporus: Promotes urination, eliminates dampness and water accumulation and treats edema, scanty urine.
Rhizoma Alismais: Regulates water circulation and resolves dampness to treat edema, urinary disorders and other disorders characterized by accumulation of water and dampness.
Hawthorn: It can reduce fluid buildup and increase urinary excretion and flow.
Pericarpium Zingberis Recins: Resolve dampness, regulate water circulation, and drain water accumulation. It is especially good for water trapped in the superficial parts of the skin.
Green Tea: To harmonize this formula
Recommended to drink 2-4 cups daily for 1 month or until edema is resolved.
This formula is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose the above condition. The information given is strictly according to Chinese Medicine and should be used and prescribed as an herbal supplement.