Chinese Herbs for Hernias

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Chinese Herbs for Hernias
Fructus foeniculi (Image by Flickr.com, courtesy of Kevin Dooley)

Hernias are a stomach defect that can cause great discomfort and pain, and they require aggressive treatment. Those looking to take the natural route should consider using Chinese herbs, which have long been used to treat and prevent viruses, diseases and conditions and have been regaining popularity in recent years. Chinese herbs used to treat hernias can be used alone or in combination with other Chinese herbs.

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Fructus Foeniculi

Fructus foeniculi, also known as fennel extract, is used to force out colds and alleviate pain caused by a hernia. Fructus foeniculi is also used to promote a healthy liver and calm stomach upset caused by an underlying condition or virus.

Chinese Herbs for Hernias
Fructus foeniculi (Image by Flickr.com, courtesy of Kevin Dooley)

Rhizoma Corydalis

Rhizoma corydalis, or corydalis tuber, is warm and bitter in taste and helps alleviate hernia pain and boost energy in the liver, spleen and heart.

Fructus Meliae Toosendan

Fructus meliae toosendan, known also as chuan lian zi, is used to treat hernia pain, stomach upset and hypochondria, though it can be toxic if taken in too great a quantity.

Rhizoma Cyperi

Rhizoma cyperi, also known as cyperus tuber, is used to promote vital energy and alleviate pain in those suffering from hernias. Rhizoma cyperi is also used to treat those with liver conditions and irregular menstrual cycles.

Fructus Gardeniae

Fructus gardeniae, or yue tao, is used to prevent and stop bleeding that may be caused by a ruptured hernia. Fructus gardeniae can also be used to prevent or stop bleeding in areas of the body.

Radix Ginseng

Radix ginseng is the root of panax ginseng and has many uses, including to promote vital energy for the heart and prevent weakness in those suffering from a hernia.

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