Herpes Zoster Ointment

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Herpes Zoster

Wang Xin, Deyang Municipal Integrated Chinese-Western Medicine Hospital, Deyang, Sichuan, “The Treatment of 90 Cases of Herpes Zoster with Chinese Medicinals Administered Internally & Applied Externally,” Si Chuan Zhong Yi ("Sichuan Chinese Medicine"), issue #1,, 2008, p. 106

Clears heat and eliminates dampness, courses wind and resolves toxins; for wind damp heat lesions.

Fu Rong Hua (Flos Hibisci)
Chi Xiao Dou (Semen Phaseoli Calcarati)
Qing Dai (Pulvis Indigonis)
Ku Fan (Alumen)
Wu Gong (Scolopendra)

Method of Use 
Apply once every other day to the herpetic lesions and hold in place with an adhesive plaster.

Formula Rationale 
Fu Rong Hua (Flos Hibisci), Chi Xiao Dou (Semen Phaseoli Calcarati), Qing Dai (Pulvis Indigonis), and Ku Fan (Alumen) clear heat, eliminate dampness, and resolve toxins. Wu Gong (Scolopendra) quickens the blood and frees the flow of the network vessels, thus helping to prevent post-herpetic neuralgia. Fu Rong Hua (Flos Hibisci) also is empirically specific for combating wind damp heat lesions.