Anthelmintic Herbs and Tonics

Drugs which kill and expel worms are called "anthelmintic". Worms enter the body through the skin or as ova in contaminated foods. Some can only be detected by examining the faeces for ova. Other...

Astringent Tonics

Medicines which contract and tighten tissues to impede uncontrolled seepage of fluids are called "astringent". They are employed in ailments of fluid loss with such symptoms as profuse sweating, nocturnal sweats, chronic diarrhea and...

Yin Tonics

Yin tonics are applied in "yin-empty" ailments. They nourish kidney-yin, lung-yin, stomach-yin, and liver-yin and are used against ailments of deficiency ("empty") in those organs. Major symptoms of such ailments are as follows: Lung-yin...

Blood Tonics

Blood tonics are used to "nourish the blood" in diseases caused by blood deficiency. Common symptoms of "empty" blood ailments are a sallow complexion, pale lips, colorless fingernails, dizziness, ringing in the ears, heart...

Yang Tonics

Yang tonics are used in ailments caused by yang deficiency. The kidneys house primordial yang-energy, and thus most yang-deficient ailments come to rest in the kidneys, and yang-tonics primarily tonify and "warm" that organ....

Herbs to Boost Energy: Tonics

Herbs which restore strength and tonify weakened tissues when the body is " empty" —deficient —are called "tonic" They are used to repair damage caused by "empty" ailments. Clinically tonics are used for two...

Antitussive and Expectorant Herbs

Medicines which facilitate the bringing up or the transformation of phlegm from the respiratory tract are called "expectorant." Those which control coughing and soothe the throat are called "antitussive." Expectorants generally have antitussive action...

Blood Regulator Herbs: Tonics

Tonics which facilitate blood circulation, dissolve clots and keep the blood vessels soft and supple are called "blood regulators." This category also includes hemostatic herbs which stop or prevent internal and external hemorrhage. They...

Digestive and Stomachic Herbs

Stomachics and digestives are those herbs which tonify the stomach and spleen, promote digestion, facilitate distribution, and accelerate, movement of accumulated excess food in the stomach. Digestive ailments requiring treatment with these medications are...

Energy Regulator Herbs: Tonics

Drugs which regulate and balance the flow of vital-energies in the body and remedy illnesses due to energy imbalances are called "energy regulators." Such ailments are of two types: energy deficient and energy stagnant....