• Traditional Chinese herbal mixture could be ‘cure’ for eczema

shizhenDaily Mail reports:  Dermatologists at the Chinese University of Hong Kong found the mixture of Chinese herbs – which contained Japanese honeysuckle (金银花) , peppermint(薄荷), root bark of tree peony(牡丹皮), underground stem of the atractylodes herb(苍术) and bark from an Amur cork tree(黄柏) – had a dramatic improvement on eczema sufferers aged five to 21.

During the study, 85 patients were given either a tablet containing the herbs or a placebo.  Patients who took the Chinese herbal mixture felt their quality of life improved by a third, while those taking the placebo reported no improvement, the British Journal of Dermatology reports.

 


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