All herbs in this blend are sweet, neutral, or bitter in flavor and cold in nature. These plants belong to the “herbs that clear heat and relieve toxicity” category in TCM. Herbs in this category are used to treat inflammation, referred to as “internal heat” in TCM.
Japanese Honeysuckle Flower / Jin Yin Hua / 金银花
As a natural diuretic, honeysuckle aids the body to extract toxins and harmful build up that occurs in the digestive tract. The bioactive compounds in honeysuckle are anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antioxidant.
Dandelion / Pu Gong Ying / 蒲公英
Dandelion clears heat, reduces toxicity, and helps to dissipate nodules. According to research, dandelion is also rich in Vitamins A, B, C, D, potassium, zinc and iron, which gives skin a clear complexion.
Wild Chrysanthemum Flower / Ye Ju Hua / 野菊花
Chrysanthemum is a coolant with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It is used to soothe and reduce skin irritation, swelling, and redness of skin.
Tokyo Violet / Zi Hua Di Ding / 紫花地丁
Tokyo Violet has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties to clear heat, release toxins, and subdue swellings. It is often considered equivalent to dandelion, which is why it’s often used in combination with it.
Nervilia Fordii / Qing Tian Kui / 青天葵
Nervilia Fordii has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that help subdue swelling and dissolve lumps and blemishes on skin.