Valerian useful for disorders such as restlessness, nervousness, insomnia, hysteria, menstrual problems,
headaches, and nervous stomach. The German Commission E has approved valerian for restlessness and sleeping disorders based on nervous conditions.
Reishi is probably the most widely available medicinal mushroom in the world. It is available not only as a foodstuff, but also in teas, syrups, tablets, and tinctures. Do not use raw pulverised reishi. It is best to boil the mushrooms to kill any bacteria that may have been growing on them while they were being cultivated.
Dan shen is commonly known as a heart tonic. It has been used to strengthen and tone the heart and helps it to beat in a steady, regular rhythm. It may also help the liver and stimulates the production of bile.
Green tea’s strong antioxidant activity is due to polyphenols, which give the leaf potential as a cancer preventive.
The high intake of green tea in China and Japan is thought to be partly responsible for the low incidence of cancer in these countries.
Cloves may protect the liver, reduce inflammation of the mouth and pharynx, and help with dental pain when used as a topical anesthetic. In ayurvedic medicine it is used for halitosis, eye disease, toothache, flatulence, colic, and anorexia.
Garlic shows activity against many infectious bacterial, viral and fungal diseases, including staphylococcus, streptococcus, and salmonella bacteria. It also helps prevent blood platelet aggregation, which makes…
TCM’s leading herb for the treatment of alcoholism, diabetes, neck pain, and the common cold. Kudzu has application in the treatment of cancer and is helpful in treating the early stages of deafness and various neurological conditions.