Herbal medicine has been prominent throughout Chinese history. That’s why at Shulan we offer over 500 single herbal extract powders and over 500 single dried herbs from ACTM and RCHM approved suppliers. The Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture UK (ACTM) and the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM) herbal medicines meet the highest standards of quality control, but what exactly are the advantages of herbal medicine?
Firstly, herbal medicines are easy to obtain. Just make sure you look out for ACTM and RCHM approved herbal medicines. At Shulan we only stock herbal medicines by the renowned producer 999 Sanjiu. Herbal medicines from this company are made of active ingredients from raw herbs extracted using the traditional decoction process.
You may have heard garlic has antibacterial and antiseptic properties – this is because it’s a natural ingredients that’s been used for centuries. The same goes for herbal remedies – there are no nasty man-made chemicals. That means you can purchase them without prescriptions and they cost a lot less as they’re not part of the expensive mainstream pharmacological industry.
Generally, herbal medicines can be stronger and more effective than their synthetic, chemical-packed counterparts. They also tend to have fewer side effects compared to Western medicines. One herbal medicine could treat a number of different complaints, whereas synthetic medicines are usually one-treatment wonders.
Herbal medicines can be used for:
- Digestive problems (herbal medicines can regulate your digestive system and prevent complaints such as ulcers, diarrhea, constipation)
- Cardiovascular diseases (lowers blood pressure and cholesterol)
- Respiratory problems (some herbal medicines are expectorants and can loosen phlegm and ease the throat)
- Skin problems (some herbal medicines can soothe psoriasis, acne, burns and eczema)
Please note: There are many advantages of herbal medicines. But, as with all treatments, it’s wise to find out if you have any allergies before taking herbal medicine.
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