An herb is a plant or plant part used for its scent, flavor, or therapeutic properties. They are made as tablets, capsules, powders, teas, extracts, and fresh or dried plants.
How is Chinese herbal medicine prescribed?
Chinese herbal medicines are prescribed either singly or made into formula which take into account the individual therapeutic action of each herb and well as the effects when combined together. A well constructed formula maximizes the effectiveness for treating a particular condition, while counteracting and minimizing the unwanted effects of an individual herb.
What conditions does Chinese herbal medicine treat?
In addition to providing effective treatment for a wide range of health disorders, Chinese herbal medicine may also be used to assist with general health maintenance and disease prevention. By strengthening and enhancing normal body functions, the immune system is boosted and a general sense of well-being promoted.