Cnidium monnieri

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Cnidium monnieri

Chinese medicine
An annual herb, the seeds of which contain essential oils, including borneol, camphene, pinene and terpineol, and is antiseptic, astringent and a stimulant. It is used topically for abscesses, eczema, itching and oozing skin lesions, ringworm, and scabies; as a douche for vaginal discharge and yeast infection; and internally for male impotence and female infertility.
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