8 Kinds of Commonly Used Traditional Chinese Medicines
Nowadays, our middle-aged and older people also have self-care habits with many old Chinese medicine practitioners, such as eating wolfberry and Sanqi powder, helping to stabilize blood pressure and boosting Yang Qi (Like Positive Energy).
Below we have collected the most commonly used traditional Chinese medicines, health care herbs and their daily safety and health usage, we can follow the reference below. Maintain health need time and processes, and you can’t see the curative effect at once.
It is the dry root and rhizome of the Araliaceae plant notoginseng. Before the flowers bloom in the autumn, dig, wash, separate the main root, branch root and rhizome, and dry.
Notoginseng powder is commonly used in the prevention and treatment of cosmetic freckle, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, heart disease, angina, coronary heart disease, cholesterol and other cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. Although notoginseng powder is a precious Chinese herbal medicine, it has no specific use period, and it is not toxic in itself and is very suitable for daily health care. Sanqi powder has a significant effect. Good notoginseng powder has a certain change in body function if keep taking for 4 months or so.
Taking method: You can directly soak in water to drink, you can also drink together with milk, take breakfast once a day after breakfast, eat once at noon, eat once before going to bed at night. It is especially important that you eat two times in the morning and in the evening. It is the best time for the body to absorb.
The amount of health care: Notoginseng powder 2 to 3 grams each time, taking 2 to 3 times a day, the amount of health care, can not exceed 3 grams at a time.
Cassia, bitter, slightly cold in property of a medicine, has lower blood pressure and blood fat, clean liver and enhance eyesight and other effects.
However, Cassia can cause diarrhea, and women’s long-term use can cause irregular menstruation, while heavy can make the endometrium not normal. Diarrhea, hypotension, and pregnant women should also be used with caution. In addition, cassia is a laxative, long-term use is not good for the body, can damage the body’s Qi (Energy).
Safe Dosage: Daily dosage is 10-15 grams.
Wolfberry, a little sweet, nourishing liver and kidney, benefits the eyes and anti-aging. Has effect of warming the body. People who suffer from high blood pressure, or be too impatience, or who regularly eat large amounts of meatare not advised to take it. People with fever, body inflammation, and diarrhea are better off not eating.
How to take it: The most suitable person to eat wolfberry is a person with weak constitution and poor resistance. And, be sure to stick to it for a long time. Eat a little bit every day to make it work. It’s best to soak in water, drink tea and grab dry chews.
Safe Dosage: about 5 grams daily.
The licorice, replenishing heart, spleen and lungs, has expectorant and relieving urgent pain effects, clearing heat Qi and detoxifying. Can reconcile the efficacy of various drugs, but long-term use can cause edema and high blood pressure, and can easily cause hypokalemia, leading to Arrhythmia, muscle weakness and so on.
Way to Take: swallow after chewing, or soak with warm water and drink
Safe Dosage: Daily dosage is 3-10 grams.
Ginseng, nourishing vital energy, stimulating the body, replenishing spleen and benefiting the lungs, can stimulate the nervous system, improve immunity, and fight aging. Those who are physically strong take long-term use or take too much ginseng would have dry mouths, or even have bleeding from their nostrils. Positive, righteous people are not allowed to take.
Some people think that ginseng is a tonic and eating always benefits the body. This is a wrong idea. Whether it is red ginseng or raw ginseng, it must be done step by step in the course of taking it. You must not hurry and take too much of it.
In general, the weather is cool in autumn and winter, it can have better effect; and hot summer weather, it is unfit for human consumption. After eating ginseng, should avoid radish, avoid drinking tea. The ginseng should be be taken with grape together, the grape contains the tannic acid, easily combines with the protein in the ginseng to form the precipitation, affecting the absorption and reduces the efficacy.
Safe Dosage: Daily dosage is about 5 grams.
The Scaphium Scaphigerum (boat-fruited sterculia seed), is cold in property of a medicine and a little poisonous. Has effects of cleaning lung, help excretion. Suitable for husky throat caused by wind-heat. The elder people suddenly aphonia and with weak spleen should be used with caution.
Safe Use: Should not exceed 3 capsules to prevent poisoning.
Chrysanthemum, a little bitter, slightly cold in property of a medicine, has 热度reducing wind-heat, enhancing eyesight, detoxification effect. Blood stasis type hypertension patients should not take chrysanthemum.
How to take it: The best herbal kind is white chrysanthemum grown in the vicinity of the Suzhou-Hangzhou area. Takes 3g to soak with warm water to drink each time, 3 times a day.
Safe dosage: Daily dosage is 6-10 grams.
Honeysuckle can help to clear the wind heat and also scatter internal-hot. Because honeysuckle herb is cold in property of a medicine, so it is not suitable for long-term drinking, especially those with deficiency of spleen and stomach and women in menstrual period.
Way to Take: 1 teaspoon of dried honeysuckle, brewed with a cup of hot boiling water, soaked for about 10 minutes before drinking, can be added to rock sugar or honey.
Safe Dosage: Daily dosage is 10-20 grams.