Properties of Chinese Herbs

April 19, 2010

Pictures of herb samples from categories of Ch...

Pictures of herb samples from categories of Chinese Herbs Tonifying Herbs: Herbs that Tonify the Yin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The marvels of Chinese herbs have continued to charm and help people all over the word for a very long time. Almost all medicines have been created by mixing them in different quantities and proportions. Chinese herblogy is a vast field that consists of numerous types of herbs possessing a wide range of properties and specialties. At Tortoise Clinic we carry over 400 different Herbs.

Chinese herb basically possesses a specific taste, temperature and certain special characteristics. The basic tastes are sweet, bitter, salty, pungent, bland, astringent and aromatic. Some are known to possess herbs that are mixed together on the basis of their tastes and temperatures.

Sweet herbs are sticky in nature and if they are mixed with a cold herb they are useful in creating a medicine that is useful for fluids. The yin property allows the energy of the body to be restored and also cure stomach and urine problems.

The sweet herbs are sticky so they help in clogging the misplaced elements of the body. The bitter taste herb possesses the quality of dryness. So whenever there is a defiance of yin in the body this herb is used to cure the problem. The pungent herbs assist in the movement functions of the body. When this herb is mixed with a cold herb it is useful in solving joint problems and regulating the other movements of the body. The salty herb poses the quality to codify and dissolve. It is mostly obtained from the marine world which is why the salt content is high in these herbs. Whereas the astringent herb is useful in supplying the useful components to the body.

Apart from these properties herbs also possess properties such as hotness, coolness, coldness, warmth and neutral. All these are combined with the above mentioned herbs to give you the best medicine for your problem.

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