Chinese Herbal Medicine for Pain- Turmeric


We hear a lot of people using Turmeric (Yu Jin) for pain. In Chinese Medicine, we use it for chest and abdominal pain, Often used with the last herb we talked about- Corydalis (Yan Hu Suo). It is also used for disorientation from high fever, for jaundice, gallstones, for vomiting blood or nosebleeds.

Turmeric contains the chemical curcumin. Curcumin and other chemicals in turmeric might decrease swelling (inflammation). Because of this, turmeric might be beneficial for treating conditions that involve inflammation.

Just Beware that it is NOT to be used with Clove (Ding Xiang). They are antagonistic with each other.