Herbal Ingredients in Chinese Medicine for acne

Chinese Medicine for acne

Chinese Herbal Medicine has been around for thousands of years, helping people with their health and their wellness. But what people don’t know is how powerful it can be against skin ailments.

Zilch Acne Formula by Dr. Vivian Tam (CM) is an all-natural, herbal supplement designed to help acne sufferers achieve clear skin confidence. The success of Zilch Acne Formula lies in its active ingredients’ ability to target the root cause of acne and promote skin health from the inside out.

It isn’t only about the 17 herbal ingredients working to clear inflammation, promote blood circulation, reduce toxicity, and promote healing, but also just as importantly about having a blend that works harmoniously together to achieve this result without nasty side effects.

We’d love for you to meet these superhero Chinese Medicine herbal ingredients.

Tao Ren

Common Name: Peach Kernel.
Botanical Name: Prunus Persica.

In Chinese Medicine, blood stasis is believed to be at the root of deep, and sore acne. By promoting blood circulation and reducing stagnation, peach kernel can accelerate healing. Helping to drain painful abscesses, it’s a beneficial herb for reducing acne bumps.

Hong Hua

Common Name: Safflower
Botanical Name: Carthamus Tinctorius

Prized for its circulation-boosting and pain-relieving properties, safflower can alleviate deep, hard and sore acne by resolving blood stasis. By moving stagnant blood, the plant helps to improve healing and reduce acne pain. Opening the channels, it also plays a role in menstrual cycle regulation.

Dan Shen

Common Name: Red Sage Root
Botanical Name: Salvia Miltiorrhiza

Cooling the blood, improving circulation and dispelling blood stagnation, Red sage root helps to relieve swelling associated with acne. Strengthening the immune system and stimulating tissue regeneration and repair, this healing herb is ideal for those with persistent pimples.

Bai Hua She She Cao

Common Name: Hedyotis
Botanical Name: Hedyotis Diffusa

While heat and toxicity lead to breakouts, dampness and heat create the perfect breeding ground for inflamed pustules. Reducing toxins, draining dampness and clearing heat, Hedyotis herbs can be beneficial for the management of classic pimples, as well as abscesses or boils.

Bai Zhi

Common Name: Fragrant Angelica Root
Botanical Name: Angelica Dahurica

Opening the nasal passages and relieving sinus blockages, fragrant angelica root is used in TCM to encourage lymphatic drainage through the face. Draining pus and reducing dampness, this powerful herb also helps to alleviate swelling in large and painful acne lesions.

Zao Jiao Ci

Common Name: Chinese Honey Locust
Botanical Name: Gleditsia Sinensis

As well as killing parasites and dispelling phlegm, Chinese honey locust has multiple benefits for acne-prone skin. Promoting healthy blood circulation, it helps to reduce swelling and discharge pus. By encouraging acne to come to a head, the dried thorn helps to resolve blemishes sooner.

Zi Hua Di Ding

Common Name: Viola
Botanical Name: Viola Yedoensis

In Chinese Medicine, heat, toxin build-up and sluggish blood circulation are considered key causes of acne. The viola plant addresses two of these issues, thanks to its heat-clearing, toxin-eliminating properties. Alongside other Zilch herbs, it promotes lasting improvements in problem skin.

Jin Yin Hua

Common Name: Japanese Honeysuckle
Botanical Name: Ionicera Japonica

In Chinese Medicine, damp-heat is believed to contribute to skin eruptions (acne) and itching. By helping to clear damp-heat and expel trapped toxins in the outer skin layers, Japanese honeysuckle can help reduce breakouts. It can also help alleviate itching in acne.

Pu Gong Ying

Common Name: Dandelion
Botanical Name: Taraxacum Mongolicum

When toxin build-up and heat combine, inflammation occurs. With cooling, detoxifying properties, the dandelion plant helps to combat this. Clearing heat and toxins, draining dampness and dissipating nodules, this healing herb helps calm pimples and inflammation.

Huang Bai

Common Name: Amur Cork Tree
Botanical Name: Phellodendron Amurense

Derived from the Amur cork tree, this herb is used in TCM to clear the heat and dry the dampness at the root of persistent acne. With some antibiotic and antifungal properties, it helps to eliminate toxins and promotes a clearer complexion.

Mu Dan Pi

Common Name: Tree Peony Root Bark
Botanical Name: Paeonia Suffruticosa

Tree peony root bark has multiple benefits for acne-prone skin. Cooling the blood and clearing liver fire, this herb helps to dispel the blood stagnation and heat behind inflammation and breakouts. Draining pus and reducing swelling, it targets deep, stubborn nodules by promoting blood circulation.

Zhi Zi

Common Name: Cape Jasmine Fruit
Botanical Name: Gardenia Florida

The cape jasmine fruit is used in Chinese Medicine to clear heat, cool the blood and stop bleeding. When applied externally, it helps to reduce swelling and blood stagnation from traumatic injury. Taken orally, it can reduce toxicity and help prevent and calm breakouts.

Long Dan Cao

Common Name: Chinese Gentian Root
Botanical Name: Gentiana Scabra

Chinese gentian root is a cooling, healing herb that supports liver and digestive function. With anti-inflammatory properties, it helps to eliminate the damp-heat that leads to pus formation. Promoting calmer, clearer skin with less flushing, it’s a beneficial herb for acne management.

Huang Qin

Common Name: Baikal Skullcap Root
Botanical Name: Scutellaria Baicalensis

Drying dampness, clearing heat and helping to eliminate toxins, Baikal skullcap root addresses many of the elements that contribute to acne in TCM. With minor antibiotic and antifungal properties, it’s combined with circulation-boosting herbs in Zilch to promote a blemish-free skin.

Sheng Jiang

Common Name: Ginger Root
Botanical Name: Zingiber Officinale

In Chinese Medicine balance is essential, and ginger root helps to soften the Zilch formula. To address the heat and inflammation in acne-prone skin, Zilch contains many cooling ingredients. Ginger’s warming properties counteract the cold nature of these herbs to create a harmonious skin supplement.

Dang Gui

Common Name: Chinese Angelica Root
Botanical Name: Angelica Sinensis

A potent anti-acne ingredient, Chinese angelica root has countless benefits for the skin. Rich in nutrients and vitamins, it nourishes the blood, skin and organs, while promoting blood and Qi circulation. Promoting tissue generation and repair, it can help damaged skin to heal.

Gan Cao

Common Name: Licorice Root
Botanical Name: Glycyrrhiza Uralensis

Nourishing Qi, supporting digestion and eliminating toxicity, Licorice root is nature’s super balancer. Softening the purging properties of Zilch’s more potent herbs, it creates harmony between the formula’s opposing elements. Meaning? Zilch tackles acne powerfully – without causing unwanted side effects.

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