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Flowers Used in Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese Herbal Medicine

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  • It used to be customary for Chinese families to maintain a collection of herbal formulas used to treat various medical problems, life changes (pregnancy, menopause, and old age), or even use for the different seasons
  • Common flowers used in Chinese herbal medicine include the honeysuckle flower, lotus flower, viola flower, pagoda flower, and chrysanthemum flower
  • These herbal remedies are used to treat illnesses ranging from colds and flu to bleeding disorders, heart problems, and more

By Dr. Mercola

Herbal therapies are an integral part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). While there are 5,767 substances defined in the Encyclopedia of Traditional Chinese Medicinal Substances, a typical practitioner may routinely use between 200 and 600.


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