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“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.

 

Abri Semen

【Chinese medicine name 】 xiangsizi       1-14030410142K46

【English】Abri Semen.

【 origin 】 leguminous plants acacia son Abrus precatorius l. seeds.
Twining vine plants form 】 【.Stem slender, slightly lignification, hydrophobic Bai Seping hairs.Dual pinnate alternate, lobular 8 ~ 20 pairs, petiole;Raceme altar, flower small, several clusters in every short branches of inflorescence axis;Calyx bell, yellow-green, 4 teeth crack, outer coat;Corolla butterfly, lavender, flag petals broadly ovate, base triangular claws;Stamens 9, hopson into a bundle;Ovary superior, broadly linear, coat.Pods ling long elliptic, slightly inflated, yellow-green, flat hairy, apex with curved beak.Seeds 1 ~ 6 pills, elliptic, upper bright red, base near the hilum part black, shiny.Flowering 3 ~ 5 months, fruiting 5 ~ 6 months.
 origin distribution in slope, road, forests, thickets.Distribution of guangdong, guangxi, fujian, yunnan, Taiwan, etc.
Summer, the autumn harvest processing 】 【 batch picking ripe fruit pods, dried, threshing, cleanse.
Oblong slightly flat, medicinal properties 】 【 a few nearly spherical, 5 ~ 7 mm long, 3.5 4.5 mm in diameter.One end surface gloss, about two-thirds of scarlet, on the other side is black, hilum sag, elliptic white, is located at the black side.Qualitative hard, after soaking to remove visible yellowish-white cotyledons 2 kind of leather, fleshy.Grass gas, taste slightly bitter.
Sex, sexual flavour to the 】 【 bitter taste.Large intestine, stomach, heart sutra.
Vomiting, insecticidal efficacy and role 】 【, detumescence.The insecticidal antipruritic.
【 clinical application 】 external use, is unfavorable take orally, in case of poisoning.External use pound coated diseases.Used to treat scabies, dense tinea, carbuncle swollen.
【 main ingredient 】 with acacia son triterpene glycosides, acacia triterpene glycosides B, C, acacia acacia son triterpene glycosides triterpenoid glycosides D, acacia son lectin. A, acacia lectins – B, acacia poison protein I, acacia son Ⅲ poisonous protein Ⅱ, acacia poison protein, acacia alkali, acacia son spirit, the jequirity alkali, choline, hu lu ba alkali, N, N – dimethyl methyl tryptophan A cation, pro under alkali etc,, acacia son aggregation has the very strong red blood cell aggregation effect.Have anti-tumor, allergy, antihistamines, and so on.
【 taboo 】 this product is toxic, unfavorable drink.

Efficacy of Traditional Chinese Medicine/Herbs Necessary For Family

Nine traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) fpr Each family keeping
Ganoderma/Purple Ganderma: thrift eliminate pathogenic;
Ginseng: eat a little bit every day, health live good blessing;
Astragalus root, leading to fill gas wants drug;
Ginger: royal best evil, helps the sun be the spirit of a sp;
Cogongrass rhizome: cool blood hemostasis grassroots cure too much;
Daisy: modern best protect liver tea;
Semen coicis: isn’t a pearl pearl;
Licorice: nurturing and raise colour, civilians tonic medicine;
Chinese prickly ash: spicy doctor. Chinese medicine cold very personality;

Good herbs to let a woman beautiful
Angelica: yangxue holy things, protect women life and peace;
Red: invigorate the circulation of women raise colour flower;
Herba leonuri, empress wu zetian agerasia beautician;
Snow lotus herb: iceberg visitors raise pattern time;
Wormwood: natural health “safeguard”;
Aloe vera: cleopatra by conquering the world;
Bletilla: herbal whitening fairy;
Kudzu root: antipyretic thirst “female ginseng”;
White Peony Root: Yin blood female bosom friend
Almonds: nourishes skin, ageless white NenNen;

Neutral in delicious on the table
The best food: tremella runfei ziyin;
Lily: what benefit five zang-organs, do good;
Patients with shepherd’s purse: “three highs” gourmet vegetable;
Mint: qing pharynx and larynx aromatherapy;
Anise: chronic gastritis relief medicine;
Gingko: treatment to cough and gasp the, shy;
Plantain: prostatitis patients the best diet.
Plantain lily: yangxue spot, as pretty as a flower without blemish;

The modern white-collar brain nerves solution
Gastrodiae: a wise man whole life confused;
Zizyphus jujube benevolence: insomnia, going we know not how, a dream with life;
Red: blood sedative, every day can be as snacks;
Day lily: brain sedative, joy and worry;
Longan: yangxue, mental and physical, said not over of benefit;
Lotus flower: blessed are resting to restore energy, solid essence, strong bones and muscles of baby;
Vision: the antidote to fright forgetfulness, insomnia, much dream;
The ease with which herbal detox
Honeysuckle: with that, the summer is cool and refreshing;
Dandelion: body long unknown swollen poison in it;
H. cordata: anti-inflammatory detoxification, small herbs have large effect;
Cassia seed: using the first eye in the history of medicine;
Loquat leaf: clearing lung heat loss;
Gardenia: good at the whole body heat detoxification;
Selfheal: heat purging fire, the first medicine to treat lymphatic tuberculosis;
Herba violae: anti detoxification medicine;
Peony: cool blood fine quality goods, the god of medicine;
Cluster: for external use can be heat-clearing and detoxifying “daughter”;
Rhizoma coptidis: five hot and humid, the world first bitter;
Ephedra: sweating?Stop sweat?See again with;

Herbal Safety

A number of herbs are thought to be likely to cause adverse effects. Furthermore, adulteration, inappropriate formulation, or lack of understanding of plant and drug interactions have led to adverse reactions that are sometimes life threatening or lethal. Proper double-blind clinical trials are needed to determine the safety and efficacy of each plant before they can be recommended for medical use.

Although many consumers believe that herbal medicines are safe because they are natural;, herbal medicines and synthetic drugs may interact, causing toxicity to the patient. Herbal remedies can also be dangerously contaminated, and herbal medicines without established efficacy, may unknowingly be used to replace medicines that do have corroborated efficacy.

Standardization of purity and dosage is not mandated in the United States, but even products made to the same specification may differ as a result of biochemical variations within a species of plant.

Plants have chemical defense mechanisms against predators that can have adverse or lethal effects on humans.

Examples of highly toxic herbs include poison hemlock and nightshade. They are not marketed to the public as herbs, because the risks are well known, partly due to a long and colorful history in Europe, associated with sorcery, magic and intrigue. Although not frequent, adverse reactions have been reported for herbs in widespread use.

On occasion serious untoward outcomes have been linked to herb consumption. A case of major potassium depletion has been attributed to chronic licorice ingestion., and consequently professional herbalists avoid the use of licorice where they recognise that this may be a risk. Black cohosh has been implicated in a case of liver failure.

Few studies are available on the safety of herbs for pregnant women, and one study found that use of complementary and alternative medicines are associated with a 30% lower ongoing pregnancy and live birth rate during fertility treatment.

Examples of herbal treatments with likely cause-effect relationships with adverse events include aconite, which is often a legally restricted herb, ayurvedic remedies, broom, chaparral, Chinese herb mixtures, comfrey, herbs containing certain flavonoids, germander, guar gum, liquorice root, and pennyroyal.

Examples of herbs where a high degree of confidence of a risk long term adverse effects can be asserted include ginseng, which is unpopular among herbalists for this reason, the endangered herb goldenseal, milk thistle, senna, against which herbalists generally advise and rarely use, aloe vera juice, buckthorn bark and berry, cascara sagrada bark, saw palmetto, valerian, kava, which is banned in the European Union, St. John’s wort, Khat, Betel nut, the restricted herb Ephedra, and Guarana.

There is also concern with respect to the numerous well-established interactions of herbs and drugs.In consultation with a physician, usage of herbal remedies should be clarified, as some herbal remedies have the potential to cause adverse drug interactions when used in combination with various prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals, just as a patient should inform a herbalist of their consumption of orthodox prescription and other medication.

For example, dangerously low blood pressure may result from the combination of an herbal remedy that lowers blood pressure together with prescription medicine that has the same effect. Some herbs may amplify the effects of anticoagulants. Certain herbs as well as common fruit interfere with cytochrome P450, an enzyme critical to much drug metabolism.

Functions of Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle, also known as lonicera. The name from the Compendium of Materia Medica, because honeysuckle flower is white at the beginning and then become yellow, hence we call it honeysuckle. Honeysuckle herbs belong to the same plant dry buds or open flowers of the caprifoliaceae honeysuckle. Flowers, white first, then become yellow. White like silver, yellow like gold, silver and gold set each other off and colorful, so called honeysuckle.

Honeysuckle is known as clearing heat and eliminating toxic since ancient times. It has sweet cold nature with fragrance. Sweet cold clears heat without harming the stomach and fragrance also can remove pathogenic.20120510134248_CWuNw Honeysuckle has functions of clearing heat and eliminating toxic and dissolving wind and heat. It can treat summer heat syndrome, diarrhea, flu, sore furuncle swollen poison, acute or chronic tonsillitis, periodontitis and other disease. Honeysuckle stem, leaf and flower can be used as a medicine and has functions of detoxification, anti-inflammatory, anti-virus, sterilization, diuresis and relieving itching.

Honeysuckle dew is good medicine to prevent children from prickly heat and abscess in summer. Fresh honeysuckle with scent of light fragrance and contains much water, so that rural children often take flowers to eat honey. There are two kinds of honeysuckles: that means dried flowers in the sun or dried according to the system of green tea method, namely the product of flos lonicerae. There are two kinds of gold and silver scented tea in the market, one is fresh honeysuckle mix with small amount of green tea, according to the process of scented tea of gold and silver; another is dried honeysuckle with green tea.

 

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.  

Basic Knowledge of Chinese Materia Medica

Chinese medicine is Chinese Traditional Medicine, also called “drug”, and has a long history. It’s content is very rich.As traditional Chinese medicine may use, must master a certain knowledge of Chinese medicine, according to the actual needs, mainly will know the source of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), name, identification, quality performance, dosage, taboos, processing, storage and so on.

The source of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) includs three:  the plants, animals and minerals.

1, plants herb

 植物药
Plant medicine from the root of all kinds of medicinal plants, such as panax notoginseng), stem (e.g., uncaria), such as cinnamon bark, leaf, such as loquat leaf, flower, such as honeysuckle, fruit and seed (star), the grass (e.g., plantain) and secretions (such as frankincense).There is also a part of the plant drugs is through artificial that draw to simple processing of medicinal plants, such as the divine comedy, indigo naturalis, and camphor.Plants mostly from wild herbs, with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) requirements are increasing gradually and wild plant resources, many of the commonly used medicine has gradually changed from wild to seed plants, and success, become the main source of goods medicinal materials, such as ginseng, panax notoginseng, rhizoma gastrodiae, rhizoma coptidis and poria cocos, etc.Plants is a part of most varieties in the traditional Chinese medicine herbs.Widely used in the national five hundred kinds of Chinese herbal medicine, herbal medicine is accounted for more than 80%.So ancient down the Chinese materia medica called herbalism (based on herbs), take Chinese traditional medicine books called “materia medica”, such as huang di “, “compendium of materia medica”, etc.

2, animal herb动物药
Individual animal medicinal materials from a variety of medicinal animals (such as leeches, hippocampus), organ (such as bear bile, chicken’s gizzard-membrane), the physical product (such as musk, silkworm sand) and pathological product (e.g., bezoar, bezoar from monkeys), etc.There is also a part of the animal medicine is after artificial preparing for simple processing, such as the toad venom, gelatin and deer glue, etc.With the development of the situation, many also gradually by the wild medicinal animals into captivity, and gratifying progress has been made, such as deer, musk deer, pearls, and scorpion.Animal medicinal plant medicinal materials and application in our country, has a very long history, past dynasties materia medica recorded in the animal, a total of more than six hundred kinds, the animal product while only 12% of the commonly used traditional Chinese medicine (more than 60), but because of its curative effect is distinct, the scope is wide, it is widely used, still become a important part of traditional Chinese medicine.

3, mineral herb矿物药
Mineral class includes natural mineral available for medicinal herbs (such as gypsum, cinnabar, a magnet), mineral processed products (such as alum, light pink, red rose Dan) and animal fossils (e.g., keel, dens draconis, spirifer).This medicine varieties is less than planting, animal medicinal materials, accounts for about 6% of the commonly used traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), but so far is still very important in medical treatment, is an indispensable part of Chinese traditional medicine.