C O I X . T A B L E T S

General Activities
clear heat, vitalise blood

Sample Indications for Use
acne, herpes zoster, intestinal infections with diarrhea

To Personalise, Add
Forsythia 18 for recurrent skin eruptions
Myrrh Tablets or Red Peony Tablets for healing of skin sores
Isatis 6 for sore throat
Atractylodes Tablets or Picrorrhiza 11 for colitis
Red Peony Tablets for herpetic neuralgia
Chih Ko & Curcuma for skin cancer or abscessing acne
Zedoaria Tablets for stubborn psoriasis or painful lesions

Because this formula is designed to treat stubborn cases, the duration of therapy may be several weeks or months.

Manufacturing Specifications
Coix extract is combined with powdered crude herbs; the mixture is formed into 700 mg tablets. Bottling of 100 tablets.

Explanatory Notes
Coix Tablets combines three treatment principles for alleviating acne and other skin eruptions. First, to nourish the skin and keep it smooth coix is used as the main ingredient. Second, there are blood vitalising herbs (salvia, calamus gum, red peony) that help restore disrupted circulation at the site of skin inflammation and infection. Third, there are herbs to help fight the infection (sophora, oldenlandia). An ingredient of this formula that is not commonly included in traditional prescriptions, chimonanthus, combines all the treatment principles: it “cools blood, cleanses heat, removes toxin, regulates qi, invigorates blood circulation, and promotes tissue regeneration.” The formula is not based on any of the traditional prescriptions but reflects some trends in modern treatment strategies for skin eruptions as reported in Chinese medical literature. This formula can also be useful for intestinal infection of inflammation , such as colitis, diverticulosis, and infection-caused diarrhea. The dual use of the formula reflects similarities in problems of inflammation at a body surface (skin or the intestinal lining) and may also reflect the traditional Chinese correlation between skin and large intestine (mediated by the lungs). Coix is often used to treat diarrhea, and oldenlandia is often used to treat intestinal infections. The formula can be used for other skin disorders, such as herpes zoster eruptions, where blood stasis contributes to pain, redness, and swelling (see: Red Peony Tablets).

Ingredients
English
Coix (ext), Salvia, Chimonanthus, Oldenlandia, Rehmannia, Sophora, Calamus gum, Red peony
Pin Yin
yiyiren, danshen, lameihua, baihuasheshecao, shengdi, kushen, zuejie, chishao