Acne Tincture

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Acne Tincture


Xu Shu-hai, Dali University College of Clinical Medicine, “The Treatment of Adolescent Acne with Integrated Chinese Medicinals Administered Internally & Used Externally,” Si Chuan Zhong Yi (Sichuan Chinese Medicine), issue #1, 2008, p. 107

Dispels wind, clears heat and resolves toxins; for lung-stomach heat acne.

Isopropyl alcohol
Dan Shen (Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae)
Bai Zhi (Radix Dahuricae)
Ku Shen (Radix Sophorae Flavescentis)
Da Huang (Radix Et Rhizoma Rhei)
Liu Huang (Sulphur)
Lian Qiao (Fructus Forsythiae)
Chuan Xin Lian (Herba Andrographitis)
Pu Gong Ying (Herba Taraxaci)
Tian Kui Zi (Radix Semiaquilegiae)

Method of Use 
Apply once per day. Leave on for 30 minutes and then wash off. Shake well before using.

Formula Rationale 
Ku Shen (Radix Sophorae Flavescentis), Da Huang (Radix Et Rhizoma Rhei), Lian Qio (Fructus Forsythiae), Chuan Xin Lian (Herba Andrographitis), Pu Gong Ying (Herba Taraxaci), and Tian Kui Zi (Radix Semiaquilegiae), clear heat and resolve toxins, disperse swelling and scatter binding. Dan Shen (Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae), quickens and cools the blood, while Bai Zhi (Radix Dahuricae), resolves the exterior and dries dampness, disperses swelling and expels pus. Liu Huang (Sulphur) promotes healing of the skin and the engenderment of new, healthy tissue.