The Plant Behind “Real” Tea

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Known for its immense popularity, Chinese tea has been studied for its role in so many health effects from helping in weight control to thwarting diseases.  Tea is one of the most popular drinks in Asia and gradually gain its popularity globally.  Let’s look at the plant behind “real” tea. There are four main types – green, black, white, Oolong and Pu’er or pu-erh – in Chinese tea...

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chrysanthemum-a-gentle-flower-with-an-array-of-possibilities

Even the word – Chrysanthemum – is a gentle reminder of the bright flower itself, its petals washing over you, with feeling. Mum is sometimes the nickname. In the U.S., it is widely known, of course, as a flower dotting the landscape or outside a home. Yet this gentle flower is a dynamo with a rainbow of possibilities and has been studied for centuries for its widespread impact on health....

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caulis-spatholobi-an-herb-of-many-purposes-from-blood-flow-to-immune-systems

One of the great things about traditional Chinese herbal remedies is that they have functions that help relieve multiple illnesses, unlike many medications, which are directed for singular treatments. For instance, there may be medication for a stomach- ache, another for neck pain, and yet another drug for an earache. Caulis Spatholobi (Ji Xue Teng), also known by names as Spatholobus Root and...

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danggui-shaoyao-san-new-hope-for-alzheimers-disease

Danggui-Shaoyao-San(DSS), also called Tokishakuyaku-san or Dangguijakyak-san, is a famous herbal formula composed of the following 6 raw herbs: Angelica sinensis Radix (Dang Gui), Paeoniae radix (Shao Yao), Chuanxiong Rhizoma (Chuan Xiong), Poria (Fu Ling), Atractylodis macrocephalae Rhizoma (Bai Zhu) and Alismatis Rhizama (Ze xie). DSS first appeared in the Jin Gui Yao Lue (Essentials fr...

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the-balancing-act-of-the-reishi-mushroom

The Reishi mushroom has been cherished by Chinese medicine for thousands of years and it is now widely accepted and utilized for boosting the immune system. No wonder many call it a superfood. The Reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum) is an edible type of medicinal fungus, and is considered rare and hard to find in nature. but no worries if you want some. It is commonly cultured where it is grown...

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