Chinese herbal medicines consist of natural herbs, minerals and animal tissues, which are used to treat a wide range of illnesses, pains and debilitating conditions.
Combinations of crushed and mixed formulas are administered orally as teas, or can be applied as creams or gels directly to the injured area.
Chinese herbal medicines are safe to use if prepared and prescribed by a qualified, licensed herbalist. They are a non-toxic natural alternative to conventional Western medicines and, for many conditions, can be more effective.
Many formulas used in Chinese herbal Medicines contain familiar ingredients such as liquorice, rhubarb root, nutmeg and ginseng. One ingredient alone can have a mild effect, but combined with others, it can have a more powerful effect on the treatment of common conditions such as the following.
A combination of herbs administered as a tea can help weight loss by flushing out toxins, reducing fat and preventing bowel stagnation. It is recommended to drink the tea directly after meals to improve its effectiveness.
Lotus leaf, cassia seeds, Chinese hawthorn and Solomon’s seal are common Chinese herbs used to help aid weight loss.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Chinese herbs can be used to re-balance the liver and spleen and calm IBS. A combination of ingredients such as nutmeg, cinnamon bark, ginseng and peppermint oil are used to alleviate symptoms associated with IBS including, wind, diarrhoea, bloating and constipation.
Stress and Anxiety
Combinations of ginseng, ginger, liquorice root and polygonum root are used to alleviate a range of conditions associated with stress, anxiety and depression.
Oyster shell, pearl and fossil bone are used to settle the spirit and sour date seed, wheat berries, longan fruit and arbor fruit can help calm the heart and also treat insomnia.