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Top Grade, Middle Grade and Low Grade of TCM

Traditional Chinese medicine can divided into top grade, middle grade and low grade.
Top grade can make body healthy and prolong life. It is innocuous. It is safe to use. Such as lily and tuckahoe, they can not only used as medicine, but also taken as food in daily life.
Middle grade is not so good as top grade, but it can also cure disease. But it can not use for a long time because it has some side-effect.
Low grade are such herbs which are nocuous. They can just use for a short time. For example, radix aconiti agrestis(草乌) can used as anaesthetic, and it can also be used Read more…

Top Grade of Regimen——Tuckahoe

Top grade of Chinese medicine are these medicine which can relong life and make body healthy. They are innocuous, moreover, they are prevent from getting ill. Except for lily, tuckahoe is one of the top grade which can both taken as food and medicine.
As a kind of Chinese herbal medicine, tuckahoe has the functions of removing dampness and promoting diuresis, strengthening the spleen and stomach, making heart quiet and mood peaceful. And as mordern research, tuckahoe has the function of strengthen immunity of the body.
Tuckahoe is also famous taken as a food.
Tuckahoe cake is a famous Beijing snack. It is not only good to eat but also good to regimen. Another snack called eight precious cake which also has tuckahoe in it.
Though tuckahoe is good to regimen, you can not become immortal after taking it. Food regimen is just a kind of method, the more important for regimen is a good 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.

Xiangsha yangwei pills

Ingredient: elecampane, fructus amomi, rhizome atractylodis macrocephalae, pericarpium citri reticulatae, Tuckahoe, pinellia tuber(made), rhizome cyperi(made by vinegar), immature bitter orange(fried), cardamine(without hull), magnolia bark(made with ginger), patchouli, liquorice, ginger, Chinese-date.

Xiangsha yangwei pill is the OTC drug of stomachache. It can make stomach warm and Read more…


Tuckahoe is a kind of fungoid which grows on the root of pine. It is called  fantastic drug in all seasons because it can be used widely with other drugs and can treat many syndromes.

Tuckahoe is good to expel abundant water outside the body, and it can promote the function of spleen and stomach. Also, it can make you quiet and peaceful.

According to recent research made by scientist, tuckahoe can promote the immunologic function of the body, fight against cancer, and protect liver. Read more…

Decoction of Four Mild Drugs

Decoction of four mild drugs is made up of panax, tuckahoe, Atractylodes macrocephala, prepared RADIX GLYCYRRHIZAE.

The fuction of it is enhancing quantity of energy and improving function of spleen.

Indications: weakness of spleen and stomach, deficiency of vital energy, dyspepsia, inappetence, diarrhea, weakness and fatigue.

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Largehead Atractylodes Rh(白术)

This herb belongs to spleen and stomach meridian. It can accelerate the process of digest, expel redundant water of body, reduce sweat, anti-abortion. It used to cure inappetence, abdominal distension, diarrhea, veitigo, spontaneous perspiration, edema, and too much quickening.

When accelerating the process of digest, it can be used with codonopsis pilosula and liquorice. And when doing with abdominal distension, it can be used with zhiqiao(枳壳). C henpi(陈皮) and tuckahoe(茯苓)with 白术 is good to promote the functiion of spleen and make the body drier.

Usually the dose of it is 6 to 12 g.