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Nourishing the Lung and Kidney

Cordyceps sinensis is a valuable traditional Chinese medicine, together with ginseng and pilose antler is tied for the three tonics. Because of low yield and rarity cordyceps sinensis become a treasure in medicine.

TCM think cordyceps sinensis has warm in property with sweet taste. It can complement deficiency, strengthen Qi, nourishing kidney and protecting lung, reducing phlegm and stop bleeding. It is suitable for patients with cough due to pulmonary tuberculosis, hemoptysis, asthenia and night sweats. Modern research found that cordyceps sinensis has effects on obvious improve immunity and preventing cancer, which makes the cordyceps sinensis become worth a hundred times. In addition, cordyceps sinensis contains component of expanding bronchial smooth muscle, so it can relieve asthma.

Steaming duck with cordyceps sinensis is extremely popular in folk. It can, and tonify lung and benefit essence and raise the lung with stopping asthma.


You can choose about 1500 grams of old duck, pull hair, celiotomize and take out the internal organs. You can wash the duck and use chopstick as the size of the bamboo to tuck cordyceps sinensis into a small cave in a duck’s back. Then you can put into the pot to steam and add salt. People with impotence due to deficiency of the kidney, spermatorrhea, soreness and weakness of waist and knees, anemia and deficiency after disease can eat Steaming duck with cordyceps sinensis , and they also can grinder dry cordyceps sinensis into powder and steam with eggs.

Cordyceps sinensis soak with wine and the effect is good.

Specific method:

You can put 20 grams of Cordyceps sinensis in a container, add 500 grams of liquor, and seal for soaking 3 days. And then you can immediately drink, daily 1 – 2 times and 10 grams. It is suitable for the illness in frail health, fatigue and weakness, impotence, backache, cough and other symptoms.

The quality of in Qinghai, Tibet and Sichuan are the best. And North Cordyceps sinensis Produced from Jilin, Hebei and Shaanxi also can be used in medicine, but the quality is not as good as the former. People should pay attention to the selection.



Clear Toxins of Body


For detoxification with health way, traditional Chinese medicine also has a good effect. The key if you have found a way for detoxification. For those who have stubborn acne on face and constipation, it is worth recommending.

Eat patchouli for stomach to prevent toxin

The patchouli has tepid in property with spicy taste. It enters spleen, stomach and lung meridians. Modern pharmacological studies have demonstrated that patchouli contains volatile oil.  The main components of oil are methyl chavicol and limonene, which can promote gastric juice secret and increase digestion, so that toxins of body will be smoothly discharged from the intestinal

Asparagus cochinchinensis can moisten lung and remove fire

Asparagus cochinchinensis is chill in property with little bitter. Dry one is hard and brittle and wet one is soft and sticky. It can nourish yin and moisten lungs, relieve cough and remove phlegm, which can effectively put the toxins out of the lungs and reduce pathogenic fire and help excretion. It can treat tuberculosis, pus and blood, phlegm and cough, breathlessness, diabetes, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, feet with hot pain, yin deficiency with fire. Decoction, the amount is generally 6 to 15 grams.

Decoction of Chinese angelica to clear intestine and stomach

Angelica is warm in property with sweet and pungent taste.  It can relax bowel. It is used for constipation due to blood deficiency and dry intestine. Eating can enhance gastrointestinal absorption function and promote metabolism and help to the discharge of body wastes. At the same time, sweet and warm property can promote blood circulation and nourish blood. It can maintain the normal circulation of body blood and help blood detoxification. Decoction, the amount is generally 5~15 grams.

Rangooncreeper Quisqualis can promote digestion

Quisqualis is warm in property with sweet taste. It enters spleen, stomach and large intestine meridians. It has effects on eliminate parasite, removing food retention, strengthening spleen. The sweet and warm property can help promote digestion, removing food retention with excess liquid to smooth. It can help to clear toxin out of body. Quisqualate can effectively treat infantile malnutrition, indigestion and loss of appetite.

Material: 30 grams of quisqualis, 0.3 grams of peeled sunburn officinalis, 0.3 grams of tangerine peel, 0.3 grams of rhizome,

Method: grind into fine powder and mix thoroughly, and use honey to modulate into the pill as size of bean. Above 3 years old children every time take 2 and children lower than 3 years old take 1 grain each time and deliver with rice soup

Codonopsis as ginseng, which is warm in nature for health care

Codonopsis, jujube and pork ribs soup

Materials: 30 grams of codonopsis, 500 grams of pork ribs, 8 jujubes and appropriate amount of ginger, scallion, salt and pepper powder.


  1. Wash codonopsis and cut into sections with 3cm long. Wash jujubes and remove nutlet.
  2. Wash pork ribs, chop into sections and then scald a moment. Fish out. Wash ginger and scallion, pat ginger into loosening and cut scallion into sections.
  3. Put pork ribs, codonopsis, jujubes, ginger and scallion into pot, add some clean water and then put pot on fire. Cook with strong fire. After boiling, switch into soft fire to cook for 1.5 hours. Add salt and pepper powder.

Function: the soup can tonify middle energizer and qi, strengthen spleen and nourish lung.

  1. Codonopsis is neutral in nature with sweet taste. Strengthen spleen and nourish lung.

The Chinese medicine thought that codonopsis is neutral in nature with sweet taste. It enters spleen and lung meridians. Tonify middle energizer and qi, strengthen spleen and nourish lung.   It is used for weakness of lung and spleen, shortness of breath, palpitation, poor appetite, loose stools, dyspnea due to deficiency, cough, endogenous heat, consumptive thirst and other diseases.

Codonopsis is a usual herb of medicine and food, which is appropriate to make soup, simmer, soak in wine, brew tea and decoct. Decoct with medical material is the best. Take 5-10 grams in medicined diet every day and take 10-30 grams in medical material.

  1. There is big difference between codonopsis and ginseng. Codonopsis often is used for health care in daily life.

Ginseng and codonopsis both have functions of invigorating the spleen and qi, promoting the secretion of body fluid, nourishing the blood and strengthening the body resistance. However, the ginseng is partially warm in nature and the nourishing effect is strong. Mostly it is used in danger. If it is improper to be used, it will have obvious side effects. For the daily health care, people should be cautious to use ginseng.

The codonopsis is neutral in nature with sweet taste. Effect is mitigatory. It is a tonic product.  It can widely suit people with fewer side effects, so it is commonly used in health care.

Due to the effects of codonopsis like ginseng, although less potency, it has low-cost advantage with amounts. Thus, the ancients often use codonopsis to replace the ginseng for treatment of patients with some mild deficiency and chronic disease. In addition, codonopsis with radix rehmanniae preparata has effects on treatment of qi, lung and kidney deficiency.

Taboos When Taking Chinese Herbal Medicines

Compared to traditional Chinese medicine with western medicine, the side effects of human body is very small, almost equal to zero, but drug toxicity is, Chinese traditional medicine really don’t have any side effects?Is Chinese traditional medicine side effect is small, but to eat Chinese traditional medicine taboos cannot ignore.
Avoid radish
When taking Chinese traditional medicine don’t eat raw turnip, since the role of the radish is digested and broken gas, especially when you’re taking ginseng and astragalus membranaceus when tonic effect of traditional Chinese medicine, eat radish can severely weakened ginseng tonic herbs, thereby reducing effect influence the effect of the treatment.
Avoid cold
Cold food cold, more difficult to digest.Cold food easy to stimulate the gastrointestinal tract, also affect the gastrointestinal absorption of the drug.Eat Chinese traditional medicine from time to tome what taboo food?Reason in the treatment of “han zheng” medicine such as warm t2dm, wet, remove cold or warm spleen and stomach medicine, must avoid cold food.
Avoid strong tea
Generally when taking Chinese traditional medicine not to drink strong tea, because tea contains tannic acid, strong tea contains more tannic acid, with Chinese traditional medicine take will affect the absorption of active ingredients in Chinese medicine, reduce the curative effect.Especially in taking “gelatin”, “silver”, avoid is to suit with the tea, at the same time take the tannic acid in tea, alkaloids, such as precipitation, affect the body to absorb.
If you have a cup of tea is a habit, so I suggest you drink some green tea less appropriate, if not to drink, can be in 2 to 3 hours after taking Chinese traditional medicine after drinking green tea.
Avoid spicy
Hot spicy food more warm, pneumatic heat consumption.If taking heat disease, Yin fluid and cool blood ziyin medicine or carbuncle sores chuangdu heat disease treatment, such as diet acrimony.Eat Chinese traditional medicine from time to tome what taboo food?Like Onions, garlic, pepper, mutton, dog meat, spicy hot product, if eat, will offset the effect of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), some will also trigger inflammation, injury Yin blood (bleeding).
Avoid greasy
Greasy food more oily, help ShengTan wet, slippery bowel stagnant air, not easy to digest and absorb, and greasy food and medicines to prevent gastrointestinal on drug absorption of active ingredients, thus reducing effect.
During taking Chinese traditional medicine, such as meat eating greasy foods, is bound to affect the absorption of Chinese traditional medicine, in this paper, phlegmy wet heavier, spleen and stomach weak, indigestion, hypertension, coronary heart disease, hyperlipidemia, high blood viscosity and obesity patients must diet animal fats such as fat.

12 Sweet Traditional Chinese Medicine(1)

Traditional Chinese Medicine, we usually use,  taste bitter, but there are also sweet traditional medicine which can cure diseases. Keeping these sweet medicine at  home, it not only can diet regimen, could also help healing. So, it is necessary to buy some sweet medicine. Here introduce 12 sweet traditional Chinese medicine for home using.

1, Stigma of com
Stigma of com tastes sweet, into the liver, kidney, and bladder meridians, is effective in inducing duresis for edema, calm liver and benefiting gallbladder. It is inddicted inflammation of  liver, kidney, and bladder. Modern pharmacological studies have shown that stigma of valley contains large amounts of potassium nitrate, vitamin K, sterol, bean sterols and a volatile alkaloids.Diuretic, antihypertensive, fall blood sugar, hemostatic, eczema, etc.High cholesterol, high blood pressure, high blood sugar patients drink, can fall hematic fat, blood pressure, blood sugar.

2, Radix Ophiopogonis
Dwarf lilyturf oneself with nourishing Yin, runfei effect such as call, often used in phlegm-heat type. Dry cough, tuberculosis cough, tianjin thirst, insomnia, and internal thirsting disorder, intestinal dry constipation.Constipation is a common disease in life, especially long happened to the old man, if you encounter this situation, you can own homemade dwarf lilyturf soup, with a $24 grams, 30 grams of ginseng, radix rehmanniae, radix ophiopogonis 24 g, eight cups of water, boil three cups, 60 ml with honey, three times warm clothing.Increase liquid soup can increase gastric bowel peristalsis, runchang effect is very significant.Not only that, the winter liquid soup to dry effect is also very good, but people with diabetes with caution.

3, Hawthorn 
Because of dry weather, if eat more, unavoidably cause indigestion, then you can eat some hawthorn pills.The main ingredients of hawthorn pill is hawthorn, malt and divine comedy, the effect of the drug has the very good aperient, digestion, the stomach food stagnant effect more significant.Hawthorn also can be used for appetizer, enhance appetite.Eat greasy food doesn’t digest, a suit, will eliminate symptoms in about twenty minutes.

4, Lycium chinense
Barbary wolfberry fruit flavour gan, ping has zi kidney runfei, liver etc.If home have patients with chronic atrophic gastritis, preferable in ningxia wolfberry fruit right amount, remove with clean water, drying, breaking, repackaging, take 20 grams a day, in 2 inferior to take on an empty stomach, 2 months for a period of treatment, medication during stop taking other Chinese and western medicine;If the old man has a dry mouth disease at night in the home, desirable medlar 30 grams, remove with clean water, before sleeping to chewing, generally 10 days to be effective;For patients with male infertility, the desirable medlar 15 grams, with clean water, in a night to chew swallow, 2 months for a period of treatment, medication during the appropriate offspring.

5, Kumquat pill 
Season at the moment it is a cold cough, hard to avoid can little cough syndromes, throat a little sputum, not not really bad, so you can eat kumquat pills at this time, kumquat pill folk call just, more comprehensive, taste sweet and salty can reduce phlegm, and usually have no matter to also can eat with.Kumquat pills taste sweet cool, cough effect also good, especially for without.Children may be less time frequency, such as each drink three small spoon, six or seven times a day.

6, Codonopsis pilosula
Dangshen flat, taste gansu, has to fill in replenishing qi, spleen, benefit lung, anti-cancer, antihypertensive, anti oxygen and the effect of anti-aging, still can enhance human immunity, enhance the activity of superoxide dismutase (sod), enhance the ability of eliminate free radicals, regulate gastrointestinal movement, ulcers, inhibiting the gastric acid secretion, reduce the activity of pepsin.Applicable to weak spleen and lung, shortness of breath heart palpitations, eat less loose stools, ulcers, anemia, such as false asthma cough, internal heat diabetes disease.Physically weak, lack of qi and blood, sallow complexion, and after illness, postpartum body virtual appropriate food;Spleen qi deficiency, god tired idle, limb weakness, eat less loose stool, chronic diarrhea, lack of lung qi, cough, shortness of breath, deficiency of body is weak, easy to catch a cold;Qi deficiency anaemia appropriate food;Chronic nephritis albuminuria person appropriate food;Chronic anemia, chlorosis, leukemia, and rickets thrombocytopenic purpura patients should eat.

The Beauty of Chinese Medicine

Chinese herbal beauty is a way of taking Chinese medicine and keeping fitness, to delay failure in yan or damage of the disease. This method of traditional Chinese medicine beauty is the beauty of traditional Chinese medicine various methods in part of the most abundant content, beauty cosmetics commonly used Traditional Chinese Medicine can generally be divided into two major categories: health protection and treatment.Health beauty medicine more moist skin whitening, anti-wrinkle except grain, yue color, crack skin brightness, hair care, such as the ancient materia medica literature in the so-called “good color”, “yue ze face” and “Bai Li” etc.Beauty treatment type traditional Chinese medicine is more near, in addition to educate, to coarse, destroy the scar, corrosion excrescence, eliminate sunspot, cure ulcers etc.Chinese medicine cosmetology method because of its rich in content, so it is one of the most important in all sorts of hairdressing method, become the key content in the research of Chinese medicine cosmetology.

Whitening Chinese medicine                                               aa64034f78f0f7363bba1a560a55b319ebc41324

To fight the production of free radicals, improve skin microcirculation, prevent skin dry yellow, make skin tender and white.Season alternant season, to lu beauty must strengthen beauty &skin care little common sense.

Angelicae Sinensis Radix
Have softening effect, also can inhibit melanin, eliminate pigment skin spots, sterilization, whitening and moisturizing effect;Ginseng can be beauty in yan, anti-wrinkle skin, anti-aging and so on, also had the friend say can deal with the face is red blood silk, try it next time, really.

Bletillae Rhizoma

For orchids perennial herb bletilla rhizome, taste bitter, sweet, flat, dry and slimy.For external use can be soothing skin, in addition to surface ulcers, completely don’t have to worry about white at the same time, the phenomenon of the facial skin allergies.

Ginkgo Semen
Is the seed of ginkgo.Topical remedy leading brothers hinder capacitive skin disease, and can prevent the roughness of the skin.Sometimes, cooperate with honey drink together, the effect is very good, because the effect of honey many oh.

Properties of Chinese Herbs

 The basic cure principle of Chinese herbal medicine

why people get sick? Traditional Chinese Medicine think, the occurrence of any disease process is due to pathogenic factors acting on the human body, causing the body partial tide of Yin and Yang, the result of dysfunction of zang-fu organs and meridians.  

Why Chinese herbs can cure? The prevention of Chinese herbal medicine treatment  function: to eliminate pathogenic cause, centralizer thrift, coordinate the function of zang-fu organs and meridians, which are able to correct the partial tide of Yin and Yang, to make the body back to a balance of Yin and Yang of the normal state. 

Medicine is how to treat diseases ? Is due to their various drugs and has several characteristics, predecessors also called drug biased.The biased by the medicine to explain the basic principles of drug action. 

 The effect of Chinese herbal medicine including

Therapeutic effect and adverse effects.The therapeutic effect of Chinese herbal medicine is also known as the effect and ill-effect;Adverse effects including side effects and toxic effects of Chinese herbal medicine, there is a difference between the two.(a) Chinese herbal medicine have side effects?1. The generation of side effects and drug biased about 2. More important is because of Chinese herbal medicine often have a number of roles.Treatment using one kind of or part of the role, other effects become side effects.(2) the difference between the side effects of Chinese herbal medicine and toxic effects of side effect refers to the commonly used dose of has nothing to do with the treatment needs of discomfort.Is generally mild, harmful to the body is not big, can disappear after drug withdrawal.Toxic effect refers to the drug after damaging effect, an organism is often due to excessive dosage or medication time is too long, also has close relationship with the physical factors.Fully and correctly use the therapeutic effect of Chinese herbal medicine, try to avoid adverse effects, which is to ensure that drug safe and effective, it is a basic principle of clinical application. 

Chinese herbal medicine’s properties and characteristics

The meaning of the Chinese herbal medicine’s properties is the basic properties and characteristics of the effect of Chinese herbal medicine.The performance of the Chinese herbal medicine, also known as medicinal properties.Medicinal theory is the core of Chinese medicine theory, mainly including four, five, owned by it, lift off, toxicity, etc.(2) the performance of the Chinese herbal medicine and character are two different concepts.The performance of the Chinese herbal medicine is generalization of the nature and characteristics, the action of the Chinese herbal medicine is based on the body after the drug reaction induction, based on the human body as the observation object.Traits of Chinese herbal medicine refers to drug shape, color, smell, taste, texture, is a drug as the observation object.Completely different meaning, understanding of the two methods, not confusion. 

The meaning of four properties

Four properties is cold, heat, warm and cool. It reflects the herbs in influencing human of yang deficiency due to yin excess, not change of the role of orientation (nature), is one of the important concepts of show drug nature. From the determination of four gas 】 【 drug in the body by the reaction of the description and analysis made on the results, disease and fever as a benchmark.Cold medicine four gas role 】 【 fever, warm pills for han zheng.Cold LiangYao has clear heat purging fire, cooling blood detoxification etc;Warm in the medicine with warm fill fire Yang, cold and warm t2dm, hui Yang save inverse, and so on.Master medicinal property was not relationship with the drug efficacy 】 【 medicinal fever cannot be separated from the specific effect.Medicinal fever from a specific Angle drug properties are summarized.Medicinal properties not only reflect the nature of the drug a profile, rather than all aspects.Therefore, must be combined with other aspects of content. 

The meaning of five flavors

It means the real flavor of food and herbs. Sour,bitter,sweet, acrid or pungent-spicy and salty acid are the five most basic flavors.In addition to these, there are mild and astringency.Basic function, the effect of five tastes 】 【 simba scattered, acid and sweet, bitter and salty soft.1. Simba ─ ─ can, can do it, with aromatic drugs often labeled “xin”.2. Gump ─ ─ can fill, slow, and.Benefit, pain, and medicinal properties.3. The acid ─ ─ can accept, can acerbity acid, namely have convergent astringent effect.4. Bitter ─ ─ bitter to drain and dry, hard.5. Salty ─ ─ salty soft,, namely have soft firm fights have diarrhoea and aperient effect.