Safe Herbs We Commonly Use for Best Healing Effects

Patients sometimes ask for the list of herbs they take, for peace of mind or to show western doctors their intake. Here are the Top 20 some herbs list we commonly use, more than half of them are food, mostly taste ok. The dozen formulas come out of this list can treat common cold, respiratory distress, mensturation/fertility, stress, insomnia, metabolic syndrome, heart disease, simply amazing.

 

中药名
Pin Yin
English Name

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Food

Taste
桂枝 Gui Zhi Cinnamon Twigs Yes sweet
甘草 Gan Cao Licorice Yes sweet
白芍 Bai Shao Peony (White) bland
红棗 Hong Zao Jujube (Red) Yes sweet
茯苓 Fu Ling Poria Yes bland
当归 Dang Gui Tangkuei Root Yes sweet
川芎 Chuan Xiong Ligusticum mild spicy
麦芽 Mai Ya Barley Sprouts Yes bland
柴胡 Chai Hu Bupleurum bitter
党参 Dang Shen Codonopsis Yes bland
黄芩 Huang Qin Chinese skullcap mild bitter
半夏 Ban Xia Pinellia bland sweet
黄芪 Huang Qi Astragalus Yes sweet
白术 Bai Zhu Atractylodes (Alba) bland
干姜 Gan Jiang Ginger (Dried) Yes mild spicy
五味子 Wu Wei Zi Schizandra Yes sweet sour
厚朴 Hou Po Magnolia Bark bitter
黄连 Huang Lian Coptis bitter
大黄 Da Huang Rhubarb Yes bitter
枳实 Zhi Shi Aurantium Immaturus Yes sour
瓜蒌 Gua Lou Trichosanthes Fruit Yes bland
制附子 Fu Zi (Zhi) Aconite (Prepared) bland
葛根 Ge Gen Pueraria Root Yes bland
泽泻 Ze Xie Alisma sweet
乌梅 Wu Mei Plum Yes sour
天花粉 Tian Hua Fen Trichosanthes Root Yes bland
淮山药 Shan Yao Chinese Yam Yes bland

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