- Oct 5, 2017
After following the Peaty diet for a couple of months my right eyelid became swollen and stayed swollen for two years until now. No matter what I tried I couldn't get rid of the swollen eyelid and it was driving me insane. Recently I came across a website with chinese medicine facial reading that said that swollen eyelid indicates problems with the spleen. The spleen controls fluid metabolism and digestion in general and eating sugar, lots of salt and meat without vegetables will weaken the spleen. Also stress and worry weakens the spleen. The number one herb for strengthening the spleen is red asian ginseng (not the american ginseng, it's got different qualities). I had a supplement lying around from long ago called Ginseng Classic from Planetary Herbals containing ginseng, licorice, bai-zhu and poria. All these herbs drain fluids and strengthen the spleen. The swollen eyelid is gone and the skin in my face is notably tighter and smoother, I look much younger in just a few days. You should definitely try this if you have volume expansion alkalosis (edit: or maybe rather edema). Ginseng is very heating, so it would suit you best if you feel cold.
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