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Trichomoniasis Herb Therapy 滴蟲性陰道炎

by: Joe Hing kwok Chu        按此看中文

The symptoms in women include pruritus and burning associated with a foul, heavy, foamy yellow-green or gray vaginal discharge, discomfort during intercourse,

and painful urination, and on rare occasions, lower abdominal pain. Men may not have symptom.

It can be transmitted through sexual intercourse, using contaminated toilet seat, bathtub, infected clothing, and unclean examination practice. Relapses usually occur when the body is weaken, after menus, pregnancy, after birth, and changes of pH ( healthy

range is 4.2 ~ 5) of the vagina. One of the following external washing formulae can be


External washing formulae:

Formula 1

tu fu ling, ku shenshe chuang zi, hua jiao, wu mei, ku lian pi, huang bai, xiong huang, du fan, di fu zi.Grind equal amount of the above herb into coarse powder.

Use 40 g each time. Boil  with water for 5 minutes. Strain with cloth.  Put into a sitting bath. Sit on it and steam while the liquid is hot. When cool down (warm to touch), sit into

the liquid for about 15 minutes.  Then wrap one piece of tu she chuang zi in thin white cloth.  Disinfect by boiling in water for 5 minutes. Insert into vagina.  Do this once day.  A therapy period is six days. 

Effectiveness:  90 patients. Healed 79. Better 9.

Total effectiveness 97.5%.

Source: Yi Xiu Zhen, Kun Ming Chinese Medincine Hospital,

Kun Ming City, Yunnan Province, China. 

Formula 2

ku shen 30 g, tu fu ling 30 g, she chuang zi 30 g, sheng bai bu 30 g, long dan cao 15 g, zhi jin pi 15 g, huang bai 15 g, chuan jiao 15 g, cang zhu 15 g, di fu zi 24 g. Boil with water for external bath.

Twice per day. Ten days is one therapy period.

Effectiveness: 326 patients. Healed 298. better 21.

Total effectiveness: 97.85 %

Formula 3

lang du, ku shen, she chuan zi, di fu zi, jin yin hua, huang bai, 30 g each. Add water 3000 cc. Boil down to 1500 cc. Strain with cloth. Add bing pian, ku fan 3 g each. When liquid is cool enough and warm to touch, use it as sitting bath. Use it twice a day, 30 to 40 minutes each time. Seven days is a treatment.

Effectiveness: 320 patients. Healed 306. Better 8.

Total effectiveness: 98.1%.  Average treatment 13 days.

Warning: do not use the external formulae for internal consumption.

The herbs lang du is toxic so is bing pian although small amount were being used in some classical formulae to be taken orally.

For botanical names of herbs see Chinese Herb Dictionary



Internal herb formulae: 

Name of Formula: long dan xie gan tang


long dan cao 6 g, huang qin 9 g, shan zhi zi 9 g, ze xie 12 g, mu tong 9 g, che qian zi 9 g, chai hu 6 g, gan cao 6 g, sheng di 9 g.

Boil with water. One prescription a day, made into two servings.

Stop taking when symptoms subside. Do not take it for a long time.


Warning: This formula can be toxic to the kidneys because of the herb mu tong. There are different varieties of mu tong in the market. Before the Qing dynasty, however, it was not toxic because mu tong was derived from either the plant of Akebia guinata or the plant Akebia lobata.  Today, ninety five percent of mu tong (guan mu tong 關木通) used in China is from the stem of Aristolochia debilis, a toxic plant usually grown in the northeastern provinces of China, formally called Manchuria. Only rarely in a few localities in China, is mu tong obtained from Akebia guinata or Akebia lobata being used. Many cases of kidney failure have been reported in the China from taking this formula.Today in China, all manufactured formulae that contain guan mu tong (aristolochia debilis) are being banned because of the toxicity to the kidneys.

If you use this formula, make sure you are not using guan mu tong. Use chuan chuan mu tong or huai tong, or bai mu tong tong instead. A study in America show all herb labeled as Akebia actually contain aristolochic acid which is toxic to the kidney.


Manufactured formulae that contain guan mu tong are being banned in China because of the toxicity to the kidneys.




   注意﹕ 木通有幾種。現在市場上賣的 95% 是關木通﹔屬于馬兜鈴科﹐對腎臟有毒。凡含有關木通的成藥已被禁賣。如用木通﹐不可用關木通。須用川木通﹐或淮通﹐或白木通


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