Category: Complementary Medicine

Benefits Of Tea

The legend of tea begins with its discovery in 2737 B.C. when dried leaves landed in a boiling cup of water that was being served to the Chinese emperor (iced tea wasn’t made until 1904!). Since...

Sounder Sleep, Sounder Life

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (February 2016), 1 in 3 adults in the United States do not get enough sleep. Lack of sleep was most prevalent in...

Rehmannia Glutinosa

Overview Pharmaceutical name: Rehmannia glutinosaChinese name: Shu Di HuangLatin Name: Radix Rehmanniae PraeparataEnglish Name: RehmanniaFamily: Scrophulariaceae Traditionally, Rehmannia is regarded as a “top grade” herb in China and has very high medicinal value. Rehmannia refers to...

The Mother Of Pearl’s Secret

Overview Pharmaceutical name: Margaritiferae Concha ustaChinese name: Zhen Zhu MuEnglish Name: Mother of PearlFamily: PteriidaeStandard species: Hyriopsis cumingii (Lea); Cristaria plicata (Leach); Pteria martensii (Dunker)Salty, cold, and heavy in weight, Mother of Pearl is the inner...

What Is Astragalus?

Chinese name: ?? (huán? qí); Pharmaceutical name: Astragali Radix; English name: astragalus root. Family: Fabaceae.  Standard species (classification), Astragalus membranaceus (FISCH) BGE. Var. mongholicus (BGE.) and Hsiao Astragalus membranaceus (FISCH.) BGE. Explanation of name: huán? “yellow” and qí” the top one”.  Astragalus is among the most popular used herbal medicine in TCM and...

What Is Danshen

Highlights Danshen, also called red sage, has been used for centuries to treat a wide range of medical issues from high cholesterol to diabetes. There’s some evidence that its benefits aren’t just based on old wives’...

What Is Tienchi Ginseng

If you’re familiar with natural health, chances are you’ve heard about ginseng. But do you know that there are different types of ginseng? Also called Panax notoginseng, Tienchi ginseng is just one type and it promotes health...