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....

Diuretic Herbs: Herbs for Urine Infection

Herbs primary pharmacodynamic effects of which are to eliminate excess water from the system by converting it to urine and facilitating its passage through the bladder and ureter are called "diuretics." These drugs all...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

Purgative, Cathartic and Laxative Herbs

All herbs which induce evacuation of the bowels fall into this category. The strong, fast-acting drugs which purge drastically are called purgative; medium-strength herbs are called cathartic; and mild, gentle drugs which act mainly...

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...

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....