Chinese herbal formulas contain from 2-15 different herbs. These formulas can be cooked and served as tea, or taken in the form of pills, tablets, granular extracts and concentrated tinctures.
Based on thousands of years of clinical observation and practice, Chinese medical literature has systematically documented more than 5,000 medicinal herbs. Most Chinese herbs come from whole seeds, berries, roots, leaves, bark or flowers and minerals. Chinese herbs contain a huge complex of organic and inorganic compounds that make up their unique medicinal profile. Because they are whole, Chinese herbs contain natural buffers which help to mitigate side-effects.
Chinese Herbal Medicine is directed at treating the root cause of the disease process, not just relieving symptoms. With Chinese Herbal Medicine, once the body is back in balance, symptoms are relieved and the herbs are no longer necessary.