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Alum (Alumen) - 白矾块 (bái fán kuài)

Alum (Alumen) - 白矾块 (bái fán kuài)

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English Name: Alum (Alumen), Potash Alum

Chinese Name: 白矾块,白礬塊,明矾,枯矾,明礬,枯礬

Common Uses  in Traditional Chinese Medicine: 

Actions Indications/Syndromes

Relieves toxicity (Purges Fire), dries Dampness, kills parasites and alleviates itching

External wash for Damp-Heat rashes (scabies, tinea)

Swollen, painful throat or eyes


Restrains and inhibits sores, generates flesh and transforms putrefication

Topically for problems where toxins and pathogens have collected and clogged the channels, collaterals and muscles leading to blockage and Stagnation

Topically for toxic sores (Chuang Yung)

Stops bleeding and alleviates diarrhea

Chronic diarrhea, hemafecia, uterine bleeding and vaginal discharge

Topically for epistaxis, hemorrhoidal bleeding, bleeding gums and bleeding due to external trauma

Clears Heat and expels Phlegm

Wind-Phlegm (Heat) disorders with irritability, delirium, and convulsions

Cough with sputum that is difficult to expectorate

Net Weight: 16 oz / 1 lb

Disclaimer & Precautions: This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Use Chinese herbs or herbal extracts with caution. Professional advice is suggested. In TCM, Chinese herbs are often combined in the context of formulas to enhance each other's desirable action and to minimize any potential side effect. Consult a professional if you are pregnant or are taking any prescription medications or Western medications as it can cause interference or have a strong effect on the body. Loose, whole herbs may vary from pictures due to its natural form and cut. Bag packaging may also differ as we source from multiple sources to ensure we have product on hand. All will have labels indicating scientific name, Chinese name, and weight.

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