Chinese Medicine Matters

Purple Cloud Healing Salve

August 05, 2022 Dr. Skye Sturgeon Season 1 Episode 7
Chinese Medicine Matters
Purple Cloud Healing Salve
Show Notes

Have you ever wanted to make your own therapeutic ointments from Chinese herbs? Dr. Skye Sturgeon will teach you how to make Zi Yun Gao, a famous, over 350-year-old Chinese herb formula that’s applicable for a variety of skin conditions.

Click here to watch the video on how to make Purple Cloud Healing Salve.

Ointment Recipe 

  • Crushed or chopped herbs
  • 8 oz - Sesame (or almond or wheat germ)oil
  • 2 oz or 4 tbs - Beeswax 

Optional 

  • 1 tsp - Vitamin E
  • 1 oz - Lanolin 
  • 2 oz - Cocoa (or Shea) butter 

Herbs  

  • 12 grams - Zi cao (ruan)/Arnebia euchroma root  or use 
  • Hong tiao zi cao/Lithospermum eyrthrorhizon root 
  • 12 grams - Dang gui/Angelica sinesis 
  • 3 grams - Gan cao/Glycyrrhiza uralensis root

Additions / Modifications 

  • 18 grams - Sheng di huang / Rehmannia glutinosa root
  • 9 grams - Huang Qin / Scutellaria baicalensis root