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Topical herbs: Garlic: fresh, uncooked, smashed for hot, toxic skin sores Seaweed: use as a compress on hot soft tissue injuries around joints Roasted sesame oil: applied after bleeding has stopped in order to promote wound healing and prevent scarring Plaster of mashed tofu or raw potato to cool heat injuries Warm peanut oil relaxes tendons and ligaments to ease stiff joints Strong hong hua (safflower) tea with apple cider vinegar to soak fingers, hands, wrists, ankles, feet to relieve swelling and pain Wine: usually yellow or rice wine. Hot, sweet, spicy, treats early stage of toxic swellings when there is little redness or pain, used as a base for herbs in trauma. Vinegar: rice vinegar, slightly warm, sour, bitter. Disperses swelling and stagnation, softens hard, relieves itch, helps to stop bleeding and treat toxic heat. Early stage toxic swellings, itch, corns and calluses, burns, frostbite, and trauma . Honey: neutral, sweet, clear heat and toxins, moisten dry, diffuses sharp pain, soothes itch. Apply honey and water to any red swelling to cleat heat. Used for burns. Do not use on broken skin. Egg white: slightly cold, sweet, clears heat and protects sores, moistens, relives itch, treats burns. Egg yolk: helps flesh to regenerate Beeswax; slightly warm, sweet, bland. Moistens skin, helps flesh to regenerate, eases pain, used to harden salves, often with sesame oil. Sesame oil: neutral, sweet, reduces swelling and toxins, Used in ointments. Isopropol alchohol: hot. Moves blood, drying. Green tea: clear heat, resolve toxins Qing dai fen: cold (bitter,salty) clears heat, detoxify. Used for all types of toxic mouth sores. Huang lian : (stains) alone as a powder for weeping sores (eczema), 1 part huang lian and 3 parts sesame oil for non-weeping eczema. Apply 1x per day and cover well. Jin huang san: tian hua fen 31 grams, huang bai 15 grams, jiang huang 15 grams, bai zhi 15 grams, da huang 15 grams, huo po 62 grams, chen pi 62 grams, gan cao 62 grams, tina nan xing 62 grams, cang zhu 31 grams, huang qin 15 grams. Powder the herbs and mix. Used for any redness, swelling, pain use with green or black tea as a plaster. To remove stasis use with wine. Use to soften hardness with vinegar. Shan bu gan tincture: 150 grams shanzhi (fructus gardenia-cold), 150 grams bu gu zhi (fructus psoralae –very warm), 25 grams gan cao (rz. Glycyrrhizae- neutral). Soak in isopropol alchohol 25% herbs by weight, for 7 days, apply once per day to move qi. Patents: Zheng gu shui: very hot liniment for strains, sprains, fractures, dislocations, bone bruises where there is not heat. Not used if there is much swelling or heat. Can irritate the skin. Wan Hua oil: good for hard lumps and swollen bruises Kwan loon oil (cooling), po sum on (slightly warm, move blood), white flower oil (cooling, dispersing), and tiger balm (warm and cool): all-purpose liniment for minor injuries, aches, pains, and itching. Do not use on mucous membranes. Dit ta jiao : hit wine, made by each martial arts school. Taken internally and externally to strengthen against injury and to treat bruising, soreness, and minor injuries from training. Mopiko ointment: all types of itching, including genitals. Ching wan hung: burn ointment Springwinddispensary.com Phone: (415)921-9990 Fax: (415)921-9991 email: orders@SpringWindDispensary.com