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Some traditional Chinese medicines for treatment of diabetes


The major effect is to nourish qi. There is a theory believes that, qi deficiency is the major cause of diabetes, so the key for the treatment of diabetes is to nourish qi. In addition, modern medicine also proves that astragalus polysaccharides have bi-directional regulation of blood sugar.

Radix salviae miltiorrhizae:

Invigorate the circulation of blood, promote the circulation of blood, cool the blood and nourish blood. Also can remove blood stasis and free the network vessels. Radix salviae miltiorrhizae contains a variety of tanshinone, which can significantly improve the glucose metabolism, reduce blood sugar and lower blood pressure.

Paeonia lactiflora:

Clear heat, cool blood and remove blood stasis. Modern pharmacology proved that it can improve resistance of insulin, reducing blood sugar and lower blood lipid

Goji berry:

Chinese literature records that goji berry can tonify kidney, nourish the liver, cure yin deficiency of liver and kidney and treat diabetes. In recent years, the study also shows that goji berry has a good effect on lowering blood sugar.

Coptis Chinensis:

It is cold in property with bitter taste. Mainly clear heat. It can be used for patients with diabetes with internal heat symptoms.

Radix rehmanniae:

Nourish yin and clear heat. It can lower blood sugar reposefully.

Chinese yam:

Nourish kidney and qi, tonify qi and relieve consumptive thirst.


Calm the mind, protect liver, lower blood sugar and prevent bacteria.

Of course, it should be noted that, as one Chinese medicine of the prescriptions, any one of the above herbs is not a panacea, which can not be brought alone. When dispense medicines, the doctor should accord to the specific conditions of patients to combine with other herbs. Thus, comprehensive treatment can play to good effect.


Recommend five Chinese herbal medicines for reinforcing vital energy in winter

  1. Ginseng

Reinforce vital energy and strengthen and nourish body. It also has an effect on anti-aging. It is used for body weakness due to macronosia, palpitation, cold limbs, shortness of breath, collapse, heart failure, neurasthenia and other diseases to improve immunity and promote rehabilitation disease.

About the methods of eating ginseng, people can cut it into pieces, contain it in the mouth until it soften and then chew and swallow. In addition, it is can be soaked in liquor. Take a two ginseng with some medicine of nourishing yin, such as goji berry, and soak in the wine. Take daily small doses to drink. It can tonify qi and nourish yin.

  1. Astragalus

Tonify Qi, lift yang, boost essence, secure the exterior, disinhibit urine and dispel swelling. It is applicable to the spontaneous sweating, night sweats, edema, fatigue with internal injuries, spleen deficiency, diarrhea, anal prolapse, and all syndromes with qi and blood deficiency.  However, people with high fever, thirst, constipation and other excess heat syndromes are forbidden to take.

Often soak astragalus with water as tea to drink, which has a good effect on health care. Astragalus tea can nourish middle energizer, tonify qi, improve qi deficiency and anemia, enhance physical fitness and prolong life. Add goji berry, radix codonopsis, and poria to soak with liquor together, the liquor will have a better effect.

  1. American ginseng

Invigorate qi, nourish yin, clear fire and promote the secretion of fluid. It is suitable for cough due to lung deficiency, chronic cough, dyspnea with cough, hemoptysis and aphonia. People with fatigue due to strenuous exercise and sweating with collapse are forbidden to take.

American ginseng can nourish qi, which is cold in property. Thus, it cannot get excessive internal heat for take for a long time. It is especially suitable for people with deficiency of qi and yin. Those people can cut American ginseng into slices, or go to the drugstore to buy some ready-made American ginseng slices, every two day takes two pieces and put in mouth to contain until the American ginseng slices soften and then spit it out or swallow. This is the simplest method.

  1. Radix codonopsis

Tonify the middle energizer, nourish qi, promote the secretion of fluid and promote the circulation of blood. It is commonly used in fatigue due to qi deficiency, shortness of breath, palpitation, poor appetite, loose stools, thirst due to injury of fluid and qi, sallow complexion due to deficiency of qi and blood, dizziness, body weakness after disease and malnutrition.

Radix codonopsis with astragalus for the treatment of sweat and heat of body due to qi deficiency in spleen stomach, dried mouth with thirst, happy with the hot and headache, chills, lack of qi and no desire to speak, poor appetite, limb weakness, pale tongue with light color, large virtual pulse, or prolapse due to deficiency of qi in middle energizer and yang deficiency, uterine prolapse, chronic dysentery, malaria and other diseases.

  1. Atractylodes

Strengthen spleen, tonify qi, clear dampness, disinhibit urine, check the sweat and prevent miscarriage. It can be used for poor appetite due to spleen qi deficiency, loose stools, lassitude, spontaneous perspiration, phlegm and retained fluid and edema due to retention of water-damp, spleen deficiency and weakness due to encyesis and foot swelling.

“Five immortalities” in Chinese herbal medicine

1, astragalus can regulate blood sugar and lower blood lipids.01300000432220136506847772900

Feature: for women, nourish qi and blood is almost a lifetime task. To nourish qi and blood,tonify spleen is the most important task. Astragalus is the best chinese herbal medicine in nourishing spleen. If cooperate with angelica sinensis, the effect will be better.

Research shows that it can improve human immunity, promote human metabolism, regulate blood sugar, lower blood lipids, but also to enhance the level of antioxidant substances sod in the body and prevent aging.

2, polygonum multiflorum can nourish liver, tonify kidney, boost essence and engender blood.

U9514P1480DT20130823113738Features: polygonum multiflorum sold in pharmacies has raw polygonum multiflorum and cooked polygonum multiflorum. Dry the fresh polygonum multiflorum in the sun or by baking. People call it raw polygonum multiflorum. Mix polygonum multiflorum with black bean sauce, steam to brown and dry into black. People call it prepared radix polygoni multiflori, also cooked polygonum multiflorum. Prepared radix polygoni multiflori nourish liver and kidney and boost essence and blood. It is warm but dry, complementary and not greasy. It is the best medicine for nourishing. For the women with overwork, prepared radix polygoni multiflori is the best tonic medicine. Studies have reported that polygonum multiflorum promote growth of nerve cell and improve the ability of liver cell transformation and metabolism of cholesterol.

3, poria can prevent ageing of the intestines and stomach.2-15012Q6354R03

Features: reducing age can not only refer to the skin, the stomach also the needs anti-aging. Often get indigestion, no appetites, abdominal distention and rumbling stomach, all these situations indicating stomach and intestines grow old. Poria is the best anti-aging medicine. If use poria with codonopsis, chinese yam and semen nelumbinis, the effect will be more excellent.

The study also found that poria can regulate the function of the nervous system, effectively prolong the life of the brain cells, improve the hearing and vision and improve the intelligence and memory.

4, licorice root can stop cough and prevent ageing.

18-140320143I3607Features: licorice root not only can stop cough, but also can strongly prevent aging. Modern women have large work pressure, irregular diet and lifestyle and overthinks, and women prone to fatigue, weakness, insomnia and other symptoms. In view of the deficiency of heart and spleen, honey-fried licorice root is a good medicine. In addition, licorice root also can lower blood pressure, reduce blood lipids, prevent gene mutation and prevent cancer. It is a very good anti-aging herbal medicine.

5, panax notoginseng is the best choice for nourish qi

Features: ginseng is a good thing as we all know. It is good because the ginseng is the best tonic for nourishing qi, but it is not suitable for ordinary women. Compared with ginseng, panax notoginseng is a better choice in the cost and applicability.

Panax notoginseng has the anti-aging effects, which can be described both inside and outside. In the inside: panax notoginseng can expand blood vessels, reduce vascular resistance, increase cardiac output, slow down the heart rate and reduce the oxygen consumption of myocardium and capillary permeability and effectively prevent cardiovascular problems.

In the outside: panax notoginseng can clear the blood stasis, nourish the blood and have a good effect on facial pigmentation due to the qi deficiency.