Herbs for External Use.

TCM Herbalism:Medicinals and Classifications. ✵The TCM herbalism is also known as pharmaceutics of Traditional Chinese Medicine, or Chinese pharmaceutics, is the branch of health science dealing with the preparation, dispensing, and proper utilization of Chinese herbs. It is majorly composed of Introduction of Chinese Medicinals, Classification of Chinese Herbs, Formulas, and Patent medicines.

Classifications of Herbs:Herbs for External Use.

 TCM Herbs Icon19 Introduction: Herbs for External Use: an agent or substance herbs that used externally for external disease.

 
Classifications of Herbs.

 TCM Herbs Icon 19 Introduction: The Herbs for External Use are known including:, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , .

 ✵Till the date March 19th, 2020, there are Totally [16] kinds of common TCM herbs, [4] kinds of related plant species, [5] kinds of related insect species, [9] kind of minerals, are recorded in this category. These Herbs for External Use are briefly introduced separately:

 
Sulfur.

 Sulfur Brief Introduction: The Herb Sulfur is obtained from natural sources after purification, used (1).externally as an antiparasitic for treating scabies, and (2).internally to reinforce Yang for the treatment of impotence and chronic asthma. The herb is commonly known as Sulfur, Liú Huánɡ.more
 
Realgar.

 Realgar Brief Introduction: The Herb Realgar is a mineral, orange to reddish, mainly composed of arsenic disulfide(As2S2), used externally as a detoxicant and antiparasitic agent for snake and insect bites, boils and scabies. The herb is commonly known as Realgar, Xiónɡ Huánɡ.more
 
Arsenicum Trioxidum(Arsenic Trioxide).

 Arsenicum Trioxidum Brief Introduction: The Herb Arsenicum Trioxidum is used (1).externally as a caustic to remove dead tissue for the treatment of boils, ulcers, scrofula and hemorrhoids, and (2).internally in minute quantities as an expectorant and antiasthmatic agent for treating asthma with thin and frothy phlegm. The herb is commonly known as Arsenicum Trioxidum, Arsenic Trioxide, Xìn Shí.more
 
Calomelas(Calomel).

 Calomelas Brief Introduction: The Herb Calomelas is crystalline mercurous chloride(Hg2CL2), used (1).externally as an antiparasitic for treating scabies, tinea, neurodermatitis, and eczematous lesions, and (2).internally in small quantities to remove phlegm and cause purgation. The herb is commonly known as Calomelas, Calomel, Qīnɡ Fěn.more
 
Alumen(Alum).

 Alumen Brief Introduction: The Herb Alumen is a crystalline mineral salt, hydrated potassium aluminum fulfate, used (1).externally to kill parasites, arrest discharges and relieve itching in cases of scabies, tinea, neurodermatitis, and eczematous lesions, and (2).internally to dispel wind-phlegm for treating epilepsy and mania. The herb is commonly known as Alumen, Alum, Alunite, white alum, Bái Fán.more
 
Alumen Ustum(Calcined Alumen).

 Alumen Ustum Brief Introduction: The Herb Alumen Ustum is calcined potassium aluminum sulfate, used to arrest discharges, promote the healing of ulcers, stop bleeding, and cause cauterization, externally for the treatment of eczema, excessive leukorrhea with pudendal itching, and nasal polyp, and internally as an astringent for chronic diarrhea and bloody stool. The herb is commonly known as Alumen Ustum, Calcined Alumen, Kū Fán.more
 
Calamina(Calamine).

 Calamina Brief Introduction: The Herb Calamina is calcined and elutriated powder of smithsonite, mainly composed of zinc carbonate(ZnCO3) with a pink tint due to the presence of a small amount of ferric oxide, used externally as an astringent for chronic ulcers, eczema, conjunctivitis, and keratitis. The herb is commonly known as Calamina, Calamine, Lú Gān Shí.more
 
Sanguis Draconis(Dragon's Blood).

 Sanguis Draconis Brief Introduction: The Herb Sanguis Draconis is red resin secreted from the fruit of Daemonorops draco Bl.(family Palmae), used to eliminate blood stasis, relieve pain and promote the healing of wounds for the treatment of traumatic injuries. The herb is commonly known as Sanguis Draconis, Dragon's Blood, Xuè Jié.more
 
Sal Purpureum(Purple Rocksalt).

 Sal Purpureum Brief Introduction: The Herb Sal Purpureum is mineral salts containing ammonium chloride, used externally for treating nebula and pterygium, and internally for treating cancer of the esophagus. The Sal Purpureum is a purple-colored rocksalt. The herb is commonly known as Sal Purpureum, Purple Rocksalt, Zǐ Náo Shā.more
 
Sal Ammoniacum(Sal Ammoniac).

 Sal Ammoniacum Brief Introduction: The Herb Sal Ammoniacum is a colorless crystalline mineral salt mainly containing ammonium chloride. The herb is commonly known as Sal Ammoniacum, Sal Ammoniac, Bái Náo Shā.more
 
Borax.

 Borax Brief Introduction: The Herb Borax is a colorless crystalline mineral salt, hydrated sodium tetraborate, used externally as a gargle for treating oral ulcers and acute tonsillitis, and internally as an expectorant. The herb is commonly known as Borax, or Pénɡ Shā, Yuè Shí(ancient name, literally means Moon Stone).more
 
Fructus Cnidii(Common Cnidium Fruit).

 Fructus Cnidii Brief Introduction: The Herb Fructus Cnidii is the dried ripe fruit of Cnidium monnieri(L.) Cuss.(family Umbelliferae), used (1).externally as an astringent and antiparasitic for treating eczema, pruritus vulvae, and trichomonas vaginitis, and (2).internally to warm the kidney and promote virility for the treatment of impotence. The herb is commonly known as Fructus Cnidii, Common Cnidium Fruit, Shé Chuánɡ Zǐ.more
 
Semen Crotonis(Croton Seed).

 Semen Crotonis Brief Introduction: The Herb Semen Crotonis is the dried ripe seed of Croton tiglium L(family Euphorbiaceae), used externally for treating scabies, tinea, and warts. The herb is commonly known as Semen Crotonis, Croton Seed, Croton tiglium, Fructus crotonis, Purging croton, Bā Dòu.more
 
Mylabris(Blister Beetle).

 Mylabris Brief Introduction: The Herb Mylabris is the dried body of Mylabris phalerata Pall., or Mylabris cichorii L.(family Meloidae), used (1).externally as a rubefacient, irritant and caustic to promote local blood circulation, remove dead tissue and accelerate the healing of wounds for the treatment of psoriasis, neurodermatitis, chronic ulcers and scrofula, and (2).internally in small quantities for the treatment of swelling of the lymph glands, and rabies. The herb is commonly known as Mylabris, Blister Beetle, Bān Móu.more
 
Nidus Vespae(Wasp's Nest).

 Nidus Vespae Brief Introduction: The Herb Nidus Vespae is the nest of wasps or hornets, Polistes olivaceus(DeGeer), Polistes japonicus Sauss., or Parapolybia varia Fabr.(family Vespidae), used (1).externally for treating tinea, (2).as gargle for treating painful swelling of the gums, and (3).internally for treating convulsions, urticaria, and chronic cough. The herb is commonly known as Nidus Vespae, Wasp's Nest, Fēnɡ Fánɡ.more
 
Catechu(Cutch,Black Catechu).

 Catechu Brief Introduction: The Herb Catechu is a dry extract prepared from the peeled stem and branches of Acacia catechu(L.) Willd.(family Leguminosae), used externally as an astringent for chronic ulcer, eczema, and traumatic bleeding. The herb is commonly known as Catechu, Cutch, Black Catechu, ér Chá.more
 

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