Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is the medicine with clinical application after being collected and processed under the guidance of traditional Chinese medicine theory. Most Chinese medicines come from natural medicines, and most of them are herbal medicines, so there is a saying that all kinds of Chinese medicines are based on grass. There are dozens of common traditional Chinese medicines. Let’s choose a few of them to learn about them.
What are some commonly used traditional Chinese medicines?
Ephedra is a small shrub plant of ephedra family herbs. Ephedra has a strong effect of sweating and relieving the surface. In addition, the herb ephedra is also very effective for some patients who have a cough. In clinical practice, ephedra is often combined with guizhu and other ingredients to form Mahuang Soup, which is used to treat patients with fever. Ephedra can also be combined with almond, licorice and other ingredients to form Sanxiang Soup, which is used to treat patients with cough. It should be noted that ephedra’s sweating ability is particularly strong, so patients with insomnia and hypertension can not use ephedra.
Cassia, also known as cinnamomum, is a dry shoot of the cinnamon plant in the lauraceae family. Dried in the shade or sun before use, then cut into small sections. Cassia twig for the treatment of cold cold and heart palpitation patients have a good effect. It should be noted that pregnant women or patients with excessive menstruation should not use cassia twig.
Asarum belongs to the class dicotyledons. Asarum is commonly used to treat nasal fluid, headache, rheumatism and pain. Asarum contains aconitine, and aconitine is very toxic, so asarum has a certain toxicity, in the clinical use of asarum must pay attention to the usage and dosage. Asarum also has metabolic and antibacterial effects in clinical practice, and it has been shown to be effective in treating leukopenia caused by radiotherapy in cancer patients.
Peppermint, also known as silvergrass, is a plant in the labiate family. Using peppermint as a substitute for tea is a very common use of peppermint in China. Peppermint is a good treatment for toothache, rubella itching, sore throat effect. It should be noted that people with insufficient body and sweat should not use mint.
Anemarrhena anemarrhena is a perennial herb. The common part is the dried tuber of the plant. Anemori has a good effect on treating cough and constipation caused by lung heat. It should be noted that because anemarrhena anemarrhena has a certain effect of bowel movement, patients with relatively thin stool had better not use anemarrhena anemarrhena for treatment.
All in all, these are some of the more common Chinese medicines. In addition, chrysanthemum, honeysuckle, rehmannia, rhubarb and so on are more common Chinese herbal medicine. It should be noted that there are 18 negatives and 19 fears in Chinese medicine. Chinese medicine and Chinese medicine are mutually reinforcing to some extent, so the use of medicine must be careful.