Categorizing Chinese herbs

Categorizing Chinese herbs

Chinese physicians used several different methods to classify traditional Chinese herbs: * The Four Natures (四氣 or 四性) * The Five Tastes (五味) * The Meridians (歸經) The earlier (Han through Tang eras) Ben Cao (Materia Medicae) began with a three-level categorization:



Herbology is the Chinese art of combining medicinal herbs. Herbology is traditionally one of the more important modalities utilized in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Each herbal medicine prescription is a cocktail of many herbs tailored to the individual patient.

The Earth is missing a wonderful person, however, the Heaven received a new star.

15 years have passed since the majority of Sukhumi population has been evicted from the native land .For those who were born and raised there, Sukhumi meant more than just their place of birth; however, they were also deprived of their nationality. Their souls were always full of Hope and Love towards the Heavenly Father. 

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