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Wu Wei Xiao Du Yin (Five-Ingredient to Eliminate Toxin) 五味消毒飲 (五味消毒饮)


Formula Type Formulas that Treat Abscesses and Sores
Diagnosis Fire toxin
Action Clears heat, resolves toxicity, cools blood, reduces swelling
Indication All types of boils and carbuncles with localized erythema, swelling, heat, pain accompanied by fever, chills, red tongue with yellow coating, rapid pulse
Remarks Especially useful for deep rooted and hard lesions that are said to resemble nails or chestnuts. A foundation for many formulas used to treat localized, superficial and purulent infections

Pu Gong Ying (12 g)

Zi Hua Di Ding (12 g)

Ye Ju Hua (12 g)

Tian Kui Zi (untested) (12 g)


This information is a reference tool for Chinese herbal studies. It is not intended to replace professional medical advice. Please consult a primary health professional if you require health advisory.