Archive for the "Herbal Medicine" Category

Gypsum

Gypsum is the represent herb of acrid cold .It can clear away heat and toxic material. It is the major herb of patent medicine Baihu soup, so many people are afraid of its strong function when using it. However, a famous doctor used it to cure many patients.
As Shennong report, gypsum is spicy and little cold. It is not so cold but it is quite efficient to fever.
Gypsum is efficient to inflammatory diseases such as cephalitis, pneumonia, hepatitis, nephritis. Cephalitis patients often have cold limbs so doctors may be afraid to use cold herbs. In fact, surface cold means inner heat, the more the cold is outside, the more the heat is inside. So cold herb is necessary for this condition. Read more…

Top Grade of Regimpen——Lily

Top grade in Chinese medicine can tonify the body, relong life and it is innocuous to use safely. Such as lily and tuckahoe. They can not only be used as Chinese herb medicine but also common food in daily life.
Lily can tonify yin and clear lung, it is good to cough due to dry and heat. Though you do not have such symptoms you can also eat some to regimen. But to remember, people often have phlegm do not eat it too much.
You can find both dry and fresh lily in market, which one is better? The answer is the fresh one. You can chop it or boil porridge with it.
Since lily is so good to prolong life, how much to eat per day is proper? If ask, I should say more or less 10g is better because it will use 30 to 40g as medicine, so do not eat more than that.
Lily is just a food and a common medicine, it is not a medicine for all kind of diseases and can not live forever after eating it. It is just a way to regimen, keeping good habit of life is the keypoint of defending diseases and live longer.

Porridge for Cold

Except for go to the doctor’s and take medicine, what other method to do to fight against cold?

In Chinese there has many ways such as ginger and brown sugar soup. It is quite efficient to some extent. However, not all cold can disappear by that, just wind-cold type of common cold can be efficient.
Cold can be de divided into wind-heat type of common cold and wind-cold type of common cold.
Wind-cold type has the symptoms of feeling cold, with light fever, clear snot, white coat of tongue, clear and white phlegm, cough slight, feel fatigue and so on. Well wind-heat type of common cold has heavier fever and slight feeling of cold, angina, cough, yellow snot, thick and yellow phlegm, headache and so on.
Here are two kind of porridge for each type of cold. Read more…

Pleuropterus cordatus Turcz

If you feel angelica is strong for you to take, you can take pleuropterus cordatus turcz(何首乌) instead.
It is a herbal medicine looks like a person in old tale.
It can make hair black so many products of hairdressing have it.
Raw pleuropterus cordatus turcz can clear away heat and toxic material and it can also make intestine unobstructed to make stools go out.
Raw pleuropterus cordatus turcz is toxic so doctors often use made ones in clinical work.
Made pleuropterus cordatus can make hair go black and it can also cure constipation.

Angelica

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” alt=”” width=”300″ height=”217″ />If you have constipation caused by yin and blood-insufficiency, you can take this medicine—angelica(当归).

As most people know, it is a tonify blood drug, but you may not know it can also deal with constipation.
Angelica is adapt to blood-insufficiency people. It can tonify blood and promote blood flow. So if women have irregular menses and dysmenorrhea can use this to relieve it. And constipation caused by blood-insufficiency can also take it.
When treat constipation, angelica can be used alone and can also be together with pleuropterus cordatus Turcz(何首乌). Read more…

Aloe

Aloe is a kind of Chinese herb medicine to do something with constipation but much soft than rhubarb. If your symptom is not so heavy and your body is not so strong to endure rhubarb you can use it. But not alll kinds of aloe can be used as herb. Only aloe called barbadensis can be used as medicine. So do not pick up some pieces of aloe from your flowerpot then boil to eat. Go to ask your doctor’s advise is the wise choice.

And not all inner fire can be put out by aloe. For instance, a little boy caught a fever and ate some aloe, but it did not help, because fever may caused by many factors Read more…

Rhubarb

There is a Chinese herb medicine called general in common saying because it is quite sharp and effetive just as a general in army. What is the magic herb? It is rhubarb(大黄) which is good to cure constipation.

Constipation is caused by many factors in Chinese medicine. And one of the curing methods is to attack to make it smooth.
People who often feel hot, have a red face, red tongue and yellow coated tongue, easily to get angry and fidget, abdominal distension adn with a constipation can use this medicine to wipe off your fire inside body. Read more…

Ginseng Tonic Pill

Ginseng tonic pill is a Chinese patent drug written in a famous pharmacopeia of Song dynasty. It can also be seen in one of Four Famous of Chinese—A Dream in Red Mansions.

When Lin Daiyu first came to Jia house, her grandma asked for her health condition then knew her often feel pale and bad appetite. So grandma told her to take this medicine, ginseng tonic pill together with her. Read more…

Anxiety

Anxiety is off worry without any obvious and object reasons, or it is a kind of groundless fear. People feel they may face some bad condition in the future so they are nervous. This feeling will contain for a long time or it can also come in an emergent time.

Psychology therapy and western medicine can cure anxiety. However, maybe you do not know that our Chinese medicine can also cure it.

Some Chinese herb medicine is good to steady your mood if you are a person who is tend to be anxious. And so a regimen, you can drink three flowers tea everyday, especially in summer. Read more…

Three seeds cure cough and asthma

In every autumn some people may suffer cough and asthma. Our Chinese medicine will tell you a method to deal with it. And the magic medicine is called ‘three seeds’.

This so called three seeds is perillaseed, semen brassicae and radish seed. You can put 15g of each together and drink it as tea. It is useful for people of phlegmdamp constitution.