Herbal medicines form the back-bone of Traditional Chinese Medicine. For generations Chinese Medicine Practitioners have effectively used these natural botanicals in the treatment and prevention of disease.
These herbal medicines, often referred to as herbal formulas are the the culmination of literaly hundreds of years of Tradtional Chinese Medical research. These formulas sometimes consist of as many as 10 different types of herbs that may be ground into a fresh powder or extracted into an herbal tea. These formula's have been used to treat nearly all imaginable conditions.
- Did you know that the leaves and the bark from the willow tree gave rise to the synthesized extraction of aspirin? Ancient cultures used the leaves to remedy aches and fevers.
- That Licorice, and it's active compound glycyrrizic acid has been used in treating hepatitis.
- Or that Ginger can help ease nausea in patients undergoing chemotherapy
The above are just some examples of the naturally occuring medicinals in plants and minerals. What's important to also recognize is that the majority of these herbal medicines carry little or no side effects; quite opposite of their pharmaceutically derived cousins.