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Chinese Herbal Medicine

Traditional Chinese medicine is rapidly advancing onto the world stage as a medicine that has endured through time and history to assuage the ills of humankind and assist in the prevention of further diseases and imbalances of health.


Chinese herbal medicine is notable for its sophistication in addressing clinical concerns while remedying an individual’s particular needs. Thousands of years old, the herbal medicine tradition remains a vibrant player in today’s health field.

 

(27) Chinese Herbal Medicine

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Discovering China - Concept of "Shen" in Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Bo He (Menthae herba), Ju Hua (Chrysanthemi indici flos), Sang Ye (Mori folium), and Chai Hu (Bupleuri radix) have similar functions of expelling and dispersing Wind-Heat in the Upper Jiao. What are the differences between them?

All of these four herbs possess light, ascending, and dispersing properties. They are used to expel Wind, disperse Heat, and treat Exterior Wind-Heat syndrome.

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Traditional Chinese Medicine: Herbal Prescriptions

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How many kinds of Ju Hua (Chrysanthemi indici flos) are used for medical purposes and how does one choose the correct one in practice?

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Huang Qin - 黃苓 - Radix Scutellariae Baicalensis

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Herbs that clear Heat

What are the characteristics of herbs that clear internal Heat? What precautions should be observed when they are used?

According to the characteristics of internal Heat and the principle of treatment that Heat syndrome should be treated by Cold, all the herbs that clear Heat are cold in temperature. Because of their other properties, the individual herbs also have specific functions. The characteristics are as follows.

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Huang Qin - 黃苓 - Radix Scutellariae Baicalensis

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What kind of diseases can be treated by the herbs that clear Heat? How should one choose the herbs in clinical practice?

Herbs that clear Heat are used for treating internal Heat syndrome. They are cold in nature and able to reduce Heat, relieve Fire-toxin, cool the Blood and generate the Body Fluids.

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 How to boil chinese herbs

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What kind of diseases can be treated by the herbs that clear Heat? How should one choose the herbs in clinical practice?

 Heat in the Lung and Large Intestine

The Lung is, in TCM, considered a delicate organ. Heat or Cold easily injures it. If Heat invades the Lung and disturbs its dispersing and descending functions, the patient may have a cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, dryness of the nasal passage and of the lips, and some patients chiefly have skin disease.

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