How do you drink Chinese herbal medicine?
In powder form, herbs are typically added to warm water. Tinctures will usually be dropped under the tongue. The most common form of herb consumption is through a cooked decoction such as an herbal tea. Herbal remedies are usually taken a few times each day according to your prescription.
What not to eat when taking Chinese medicine?
One should avoid eating food that is difficult to digest or irritating when taking Chinese medicines; e.g. one should avoid eating radish, drinking strong tea and coffee when taking Chinese medicines possessing nourishing and supplementation function. One should avoid eating pepper, curry or chilli food, etc.
Should you take Chinese herbs on an empty stomach?
Adult Dosage and Administration Guidelines Take herbs in 1/4 to 1/2 cup water. For a stronger, more rapid effect, the formulas should be taken on an empty stomach. For those with more sensitive digestion, doses should be taken with food or after meals (this moderates the herbs’ effects and rate of absorption).
What does Niu Xi do to your body?
Niu Xi strengthens tendons and bones by tonifying the Liver and Kidneys which Jiang Huang does not do. Jiang Huang more powerfully breaks up Blood Stasis, promotes the movement of Qi, and affects the sinews by expelling Wind Bi.
How is wine fried Achyranthes Jiu Niu Xi used?
Wine-fried Achyranthes Jiu Niu Xi more strongly invigorates the Blood, unblocks the collaterals, stops pain and unblocks menstruation. It is used to treat mobile and fixed abdominal masses, difficult labor and retained placenta.
Why do people eat salt-fried Achyranthes Yan Chao Niu Xi?
Salt-fried Achyranthes Yan Chao Niu Xi goes directly into the Kidney channel to tonify the Kidneys and nourish the sinews and bones. It is used for lower back ache and leg atrophy due to Kidney Deficiency and exhaustion of Jing.
Which is more powerful Jiang Huang or Chao Niu Xi?
Jiang Huang more powerfully breaks up Blood Stasis, promotes the movement of Qi, and affects the sinews by expelling Wind Bi. Dry-fried Achyranthes Chao Niu Xi has its slippery, downward-draining properties eliminated and has an enhanced ability to tonify the Liver and Kidneys.