Case Study: Heat-Clearing Formula

Help cool down athlete's foot

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Gardenia fruit, also called shan zhi zi, is available from many herb shops, acupuncturists, and herbalists.

• 1/2 cup Oregon graperoot
• 1/2 cup burdock seed
•1/2 cup gardenia fruit
• 1 quart water

1. Simmer the herbs in water for 45 minutes, then steep for 20 minutes. Strain and drink 1 strong cup morning and evening. Store excess in the refrigerator for up to three days.

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Christopher Hobbs’s case studies are gleaned from his thirty years of studying and practicing herbalism. Hobbs, a fourth-generation botanist and herbalist, is an Herbs for Health Editorial Advisory Board member and licensed acupuncturist. He is the author of St. John’s Wort: The Mood Enhancing Herb, (Botanica, 1997), Stress and Natural Healing, (Botanica, 1997), and many other books.

“Case studies from an herbalist’s notebook” are not intended to replace the advice of your health-care provider.