Chinese Herbal Medicines

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Chinese Herbal Medicines

How are Herbal Medicines madeand what do they cure?

Chinese Herbal Medicines By: Emily Lofgren

Unlike western medications, the balance and interaction of ingredient combinations are more important than the effects of individual ingredients alone.Each patient is seen as unique and much care is taken to find the proper combination of herbal formulas.

Herbs are combined in formulas and given as teas, capsules, liquid, extracts, granules, or powders. Different parts of the plants are uses such as leaves, roots, stems, flowers, and seeds. Combinations of formulas are tailored to each patient's needs.

Shen Nong, the founder of herbal medicine, is an emporor who lived 5,ooo years ago.He tasted hundreds of herbs and passed his knowledge of medicinal and poisonous plants along to the agricultural people.His discoveries were passed down verbally from generation to generation.

Big Thistle helps stop bleeding.Rangoon kills parasites like roundworm.Albizia Bark relieves depression, and reduces swelling.Apricot Seedstops coughing.

by Emily Lofgren

The Chinese, Materia Medica describes thousands of medical substances, most of them plants.


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