Chinese Herbal Medicine
Thousands of years of observation and experience by Chinese healers created the basic, classical formulas in which today’s practitioners are trained. Recognizing the importance of carefully combining specific plant, mineral, and animal substances to achieve superior remedies, our predecessors used and tested these formulas for thousands of years, passing along records and formulations of the highest quality for our confident use today.
FAQs about Herbal Extracts
What Are Herbal Extracts?
Herbal extracts are the “essence” of bulk herbs. Through a long and sophisticated process, the active components in bulk herbs are condensed into herbal extracts following pharmaceutical-grade GMP procedures. As finished products, herbal extracts are at approximately 5:1 ratio which means five pounds of premium raw herbs yields one pound of Evergreen concentrate.
Why Should I Choose Herbal Extracts Over Herbal Decoctions?
Though effective, herbal decoctions have two major disadvantages. They are time-consuming to prepare and sometimes have an unpleasant taste and smell. Most people do not have time to prepare herbal decoctions and even more people dislike the taste and smell of herbal decoctions. Herbal extracts, on the other hand, are ready for immediate administration. For people who dislike the taste of powdered extracts, they are also available in capsules.
What Forms Of Herbal Extracts are Offered?
We carry approximately 200 herbal formulas and 350 individual herbs. All herbal formulas are available in both granules and capsules. Individual herbs are available in powder only.
What Is The Recommended Dosage For Herbal Extracts?
The recommended starting daily dosage for an average adult is 1.5-2 grams 3 times a day (1 to 2 Evergreen spoons or 3 to 4 capsules, taken on an empty stomach in two or three equally-divided doses). This standard dosage may be increased or decreased depending on the patient’s individual factors, such as age, body weight, type of illness and severity.
Are There Side-Effects?
All extracts from Evergreen herbs are derived from nature. They do not contain harsh chemicals, alcohol or preservatives, and are very gentle to your system. Each batch is checked for safety against bacteria, fungus and heavy metal. Nonetheless, sensitive patients may experience reactions such as minor stomach discomfort. If such reactions occur, reduce the dosage, take with food, or modify the herbal formula.
How Should The Herbal Extracts Be Served?
Herbal extracts should be taken with warm water on an empty stomach two or three times daily. If the patient experiences stomach upset, serve the herbs after meals. Herbs should not be taken with coffee, juice, soda or any other liquids as they may alter the effect of the herbs and possibly produce unwanted results.
Can I Take The Herbal Extracts With My Prescription Drugs?
Most herbal extracts may be taken by individuals who are also using prescription drugs, without problems. However, it is recommended that herbal extracts be taken on an empty stomach at least two hours apart from the prescription drugs. Please inform your healthcare practitioner if you are on any medication so he or she can best advise you what to do to avoid possible herb-drug interaction.
Can Children And Elderly Patients Take Herbal Extracts?
Yes, children and elderly patients may take herbal extracts. In fact, they get excellent results. The dosages, however, must be adjusted for each patient depending on age, body weight, specific illness and overall condition.
What About Pregnant Women?
In general, herbs are not recommended during pregnancy. However, consult your healthcare provider to see if the benefit of using herbs can outweigh the risks.
How Should I Store The Herbal Extracts?
Herbal extracts should be stored in cool, dry places away from sunlight and moisture. The UV radiation in sunlight may change the properties of the products. Storage of herbal extracts in a damp or humid environment, such as the kitchen or the bathroom, may lead to “caking” of the powder due to excess moisture.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
As you may know, herbal medicine is deeply rooted in cultures around the globe and has been used for thousands of years. Most of us can probably remember our grandmothers or mothers giving us ginger tea to soothe a stomach ache, or a teaspoon of honey with lemon juice to soothe a sore throat, and a myriad of other remedies that relied on basic kitchen ingredients. All these are instances of natural medicines. Since most herbs are common food items or spices, they provide a gentle, safe and effective way to treat ailments.
Chinese Herbal Medicine is a traditional and foundational modality utilized in China for thousands of years. Each formula is a blend of single herbs, chosen to work synergistically with each other and tailored to the individual patient.
What is Chinese Herbology?
Chinese Medicine has many branches or tools that are used to bring your body into equilibrium. Chinese Herbal Medicine is an important and necessary component of treatment for those conditions where acupuncture or biomagnetic therapy may not be desired or need to be augmented. The Chinese herbal tradition goes back thousands of years with extensive texts that detail the treatment of both internal and external medical disorders.
Chinese Herbology is a sophisticated system of health care that utilizes plant materials, minerals, and animal substances to improve well being. It uses the same diagnostic and treatment principles as Acupuncture
Chinese herbal medicine is traditional, yet continues to evolve. In both China and America much research has been done to incorporate innovation for new herbal applications. Many of the Chinese herbal prescriptions have been used for hundreds of years and have been proven effective through clinical usage. Formulas are prescribed that fit your exact condition.
Before pharmaceuticals and even the use of Acupuncture needles, herbal remedies were used to heal and balance the human body. Chinese herbs have shown their effectiveness under the scrutiny of both empirical study and modern clinical trials. These herbs can be used to augment the treatment of a particular imbalance, working together or sometimes in place of Acupuncture and other medicines. Unlike most drugs, the herbs are put into complex formulas that are specific to an individual’s condition, not just any one symptom. Additionally, the formulas are so well balanced that they hardly ever cause side effects.
With Chinese Herbal Formulas you can treat:
Because Chinese herbs provide pure and natural remedies for the common cold, flu, allergies, digestive disorders, stress, anxiety, pain, menstrual disorders, infertility, insomnia, constipation, diarrhea, acid reflux, and the list continues! Your health will be in great hands with this natural and customized approach.
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