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...

Diaphoretic Herbs

Diaphoretic herbs are those which induce or increase perspiration in order to release "evil-qi" in cases of external ailments, such as exposure to excess wind, rain, or heat. The Internal Book of Huang Di...

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...

Antipyretic, Refrigerant, Fever Reducing Herbs

Antipyretics and refrigerants are those drugs which "clear up internal heat." They are used against all ailments and symptoms caused by excess internal heat: dysentery ulcers, abscesses, carbuncles, sore and swollen eyes, hot throat...

Aromatic Dehydrator and Moisture Transforming Herbs

Drugs which are aromatic and tend to drive out or convert excess moisture in the body fall under this category. The spleen is the organ most sensitive to damp excess, which impedes its digestive...

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...

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....

Antirheumatic Herbs

Herbs which expel "evil" wind-and-damp-excess from the body and thereby relieve painful symptoms of rheumatism and arthritis in joints, sinews, muscles, bones and meridians belong in the "antirheumatic" group. Their primary pharmaco-dynamic effects are...

Chinese Medicine – Causes of Disease – Excesses and Emotions

Modern Western medical science attempts to isolate purely physical factors as the cause of all diseases. Germs and bugs, bacteria and viruses, chemical compounds, and other tangible factors are blamed for virtually every illness....

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...