L O N I C E R A . 1 3 . ( r e p l a c e s . D i c t a m n u s . 1 3 )

General Activities
clear heat, remove toxin, dispel wind

Sample Indications for Use
eczema, contact dermatitis, urinary tract infection, herpes zoster (mid-stage)

To Personalise, Add
Kochia 13 for damp-heat eczema or psoriasis
Forsythia 18 for contact dermatitis
Zaocys Tablets for severe itching
Tang Kuei 18 or Shou Wu Tablets for blood deficiency cases
Anemarrhena Tablets for yin deficiency fire
Red Peony Tablets for herpes zoster
Plantago Seed Tablets for leg eczema

This formula is intended to be used for a course of therapy lasting 2-3 months; blood nourishing herbs may need to be added to the protocol for longer treatment times.

Manufacturing Specifications
Crude herbs are powdered, with scute and licorice extracts added, then formed into 700 mg tablets. Bottling of 100 tablets.

Explanatory Notes
This formula treats accumulation of fire toxin causing damp heat to become lodged in the surface. The traditional concept of fire toxin corresponds to irritant substances in the blood that cause skin inflammation, a type of damp heat. Sophora, phellodendron, scute, and talc clear heat and dry dampness; many of the herbs in the formula clear heat ad clean toxin. Lonicera, in combination with forsythia, removes fire toxin from both the blood and the surface. Arctium, tribulus, and siler are used to dispel wind, which is one of the factors causing the flare-ups of the disease. There are other Seven Forests formulas for treating eczema; certain herbs are used repeatedly in these formulas because they clear heat and reduce inflammation. Lonicera 13 has 6 ingredients in common with Forsythia 18 (lonicera, forsythia, scute, siler, phellodendron, licorice), but Forsythia 18 is more suited for acute eczema (eg contact dermatitis, or early stage of eczema flare-up). Lonicera 13 has 5 herbs in common with Red Peony Tablets (red peony, lonicera, forsythia, taraxacum, licorice), a formula especially suited to red and painful skin disorders due to blood stasis and blood heat; there are 4 ingredients in common with Kochia 13 (siler, tribulus, raw rehmannia, licorice), where Kochia 13 is suited for scaly skin disorders, with herbs for damp heat and formation of swellings. There are 4 herbs in common with Zaocys Tablets (siler, tribulus, red peony, licorice), which has other ingredients selected to address itching due to wind damp; and 3 herbs in common with Coix Tablets (rehmannia, sophora, red peony), a formula that is suited to severe problems of blood stasis and infection, such as occurs with acne. Lonicera 13, when combined with Zaocys Tablets, produces a therapy similar to a popular patent remedy, “Armadillo Counter Poison Pills”, mainly used for dermatitis and eczema.

Lonicera, Sophora,, Siler, Red peony, Tribulus, Forsythia, Moutan, Rehmannia, Arctium, Phellodendron, Taraxacum, Scute, Licorice
Pin Yin
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