Plum Dragon Herbs

San Huang San


San Huang San (Three Yellow Powder) -- 4.5 oz

San Huang San (herbal ice) is a combination of 3 cooling herbs that effectively alleviate pain and inflammation in injuries. Unlike the ice pack that is used in Western settings, these 3 herbs help increase local circulation to break stasis, while cooling energy reduces heat and pain, helping accelerate and smooth the natural healing process. Try applying this as a poultice instead of ice and see the difference!

Additionally, we add 1 extra "yellow" which assists the original recipe by increasing local circulation to reduce stagnation from bleeding (hematoma): The Plum Dragon Herbs 4 yellows is born!

San Huang San (herbal ice) is available as a pack of whole herbs to preserve freshness, or as a coarsely ground powder. To use San Huang San, simply set aside enough herb to cover the injury.  If you purchased the herbs whole (which preserves freshness), coarsely grind the herbs at the time of use. Add Vaseline, egg whites, water or green tea until the powder has a thick consistency (many customers also enjoy mixing with olive oil). Coat the injury thickly with San Huang San and cover with gauze or paper towel and fix in place with an elastic bandage or gauze roll. Keep the bandage loose enough to allow good circulation but tight enough to ensure the poultice is snug against the skin.


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San Huang San (herbal ice) is sold in 100g quantities, which will last a substantial number of applications. We recommend purchasing San Huang San whole and grinding yourself (if possible) to preserve freshness.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Gwen McClellan
Excellent effective compress

I first used this as an herbal compress many years ago, to completely heal a badly torn meniscus. I am an acupressurist and health educator, and have since given this to a large number of clients who have used it for great benefit, on a number of areas of the body. This is on excellent formula for both injuries and repairing of other areas.

kelly jones

My knee had swollen, no pain, just a lot of inflammation. Initially, I iced the area, but there was no change. That went on for a week and a half. I ordered San Huang San and after only two applications the swelling was gone.

Jeff Ficek
san huang san review

quite pleased with the product. Applied to my knees (which were giving me a little issue) and kept on for about 24 hrs. Knees both felt pretty good afterwards. Looking forward to applying it to a friends knee when I visit next week!

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