Chinese herbal medicine uses a variety of herbs in different combinations to restore balance to the body. Herbal blends are said to prevent and treat hormone disturbances, infections, breathing disorders, and a vast number of other ailments and diseases.
Chinese herbal remedies are usually made up of a number of herbs and mineral and animal extracts. Typically, 1 or 2 herbs are included that are said to have the greatest effect on the problem being treated. Other ingredients in the formula are supposed to treat minor aspects of the problem, direct the formula to specific parts of the body, and help the other herbs work better.
Herbal Medicine is a fairly new concept to western medicine, but throughout Asia these healing herbs, and medicines have been employed for millenniums to treat everything from cancer to asthma, and seasonal allergies. In many parts of the eastern world Traditional Chinese Medicine, is the standard and western medicine is considered an alternative remedy