Herbal Remedies: Do They Really Work?

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Herbal Remedies: Do They Really Work?

It’s no secret that the traditional and popular use of herbs for medicinal purpose declined with the advent of pharmaceuticals and its cut-throat promotion. As the industry grew bigger and bigger, the use of medicinal herbs, just kept on decreasing until the time when it simply vanished altogether. It’s very difficult to pinpoint, just when did herbal medicines make their way back into popular consciousness, but one thing is sure, they are now here to stay. The increasing prices and painful side-effects of various pharmaceuticals have contributed to the popularity of herbal remedies; but more importantly it is the success of their use that has prompted many people to use them regularly and in place of pharmaceuticals. Here are 7 Reasons why herbal remedies are beneficial and are popularly used: Affordability Most herbal remedies are inexpensive, as compared...

The Traditional Chinese Herbs

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The Traditional Chinese Herbs

Herbal medicine is believed as the main remedial mode of home medicine in China. Approximately 500 traditional Chinese herbs are in use among which 250 are commonly used. Instead of being prescribed individually, single herbs are mixed into patterns that are configured to conform to the particular needs of independent patients. An herbal recipe can contain from 3 to 25 herbs. With diet therapy, every herb has one or more of the five smells/ uses and one of five “temperatures” (“Qi”) (hot, warm, neutral, cool, cold). Chinese physician used different methods to classify different traditional Chinese herbs.  They are: The four natures The five tastes The meridians The four natures: This appertains to the level of yin and yang ranging from cold (extreme yin), cool, neutral to warm and hot (extreme yang). While selecting the herbs, patient’s...