Cnidium Fruit is part of an annual herb native to China. It has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years, often for the relief of skin conditions like eczema. Modern science has shown this botantical to be effective as an anti-allergic1, anti-inflammatory2, and anti-microbial3,4 agent. It has also been proven to reduce itching5.
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