July 26, 2021

Garlic (Da Suan - 大蒜)

Is there anyone who doesn't know "garlic"?
I think everybody knows garlic. But, do you know that garlic has a lot of benefit for our body?

Pharmaceutical name of garlic is Bulbus Alli Sativi.

It is native to Central Asia and northeastern Iran and has long been a common seasoning worldwide, with a history of several thousand years of human consumption and use. Alli sativi is a perennial flowering plant growing from a bulb. It has a tall, erect flowering stem that grows up to 1 m (3 ft). The plant may produce pink to purple flowers from July to September in the Northern Hemisphere. If it is planted at the proper time and depth, it can be grown as far north as Alaska.

Based on TCM, the action of garlic is killing parasites; dispersing abscesses and reducing swelling; resolving toxicity; warming the stomach, strengthening the spleen, promoting the movement of qi; reducing stagnation;


June 18, 2021

Asian Ginseng Root (Ren Shen - 人參)

Pharmaceutical Latin name of Asian Ginseng Root is Radix Ginseng.

Asian Ginseng Root, also known as Panax Ginseng is a species of plant whose root is the original source of ginseng. It is a perennial plant that grows in the mountains of East Asia.

It is a protected plant in Russia and China, and most commercial ginseng is now sourced from plants cultivated in China, Korea and Russia. It is also cultivated in some areas of Japan. The plant is a slow-growing perennial and the roots are usually harvested when the plants are five or six years old

Based on TCM, the action of Asian Ginseng Root are tonifies spleen and stomach qi, tonifies lung qi, generates body fluids and stops thirst, tonifies heart qi and calms the spirit, also treats impotence.

Some indications that can be treat by this herb with specific dosage and formulation are extreme collapse of qi or abandoned conditions that manifest in shallow breathing, shortness of breath, cold limbs, profuse


May 31, 2021

Ark Shell (Wa Leng Zi - 瓦楞子)

Ark Shell also known as Cockle Shell and the Pharmaceutical Latin name is Concha Arcae.


Based on TCM, the actions of Ark Shell are to invigorates the blood, dissolves phlegm, resolves stagnation, softens hardness, dissipates nodules, absorbs acid, alleviates pain, also regulates qi and blood.


Some indications that can be treat by this herb with specific dosage and formulation are immobile or mobile abdominal masses involving either blood stasis, stagnant qi or phlegm accumulation, scrofula and goiter, chronic stomach pain or blood stasis pain such as ulcer pain with vomiting and acid regurgitation (must be calcined).