Antiviral Herbs: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Most people with chronic illness fall into the immune system “deficiency” category and are the targets of cold and flu during every seasonal change. Their immune systems are weak, energy is low, and have trouble recovering from prolonged illness. Women with a “deficiency” condition often catch a cold before every menstrual cycle. When deficiency-pattern people catch a cold or flu, they should use either “Cold & Flu Formula” or “Wind-Cold Formula”, depending upon whether their illness falls into the “Wind-Heat” type or the “Wind-Cold” category.

Once cold or flu symptoms are gone, other formulas can be taken to strengthen the immune system and prevent recurrence of disease. Immune energy (Shi Quan Da Bu Wan) is a well-known tonic for the immune system. Chi Spleen Tonic (Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan), Spleen Heart Tonic (Gui Pi Wan), Kidney Yin Tonic (Liu Wei Di Huang Wan) and Kidney Yang Tonic (Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan) are also popular formulas which tonify the immune system. Consult a Chinese medicine practitioner to determine the best formula for you.

Immune energy Formula (Shi Quan Da Bu Tang) 十全大補湯
Campanumaea pilosula, (Dǎng shēn 黨參)
Angelica sinensis, (Dāng guī 當歸)
Cnidium officinale Makino, [Chuān xiōng 川芎 (日本川芎)]
Paeonia albiflora Pallas, (Bái sháo 白芍)
Rehmannia glutinosa Libosch, (Shúdì huáng 熟地黃)
Panax Giaseng, (Rénshēn 人參)
Atractylodes ovata, (Bái zhú 白朮)
Poria cocos, (Fúlíng 茯 苓)
Glycyrrhiza glabra, (Gān cǎo 甘草)
Astragalus Henry, (Huáng qí黃耆)
Cinnamoum loureirii, (Ròuguì 肉 桂)
Directions: Boil with water and use as tea.

Alternative Immune Energy Formula:
dà bǔ tāng Shí quán, 十全大補湯
Dǎng cān sān qián, 黨 參 三 錢
Bái shù sān qián, 白 朮 三 錢
Fú líng sì qián, 茯 苓 四 錢
Gān cǎo yī qián, 甘 草 一 錢
Shú dì huáng wǔ qián, 熟 地 黃 五 錢
Dāng guī sì qián, 當 歸 四 錢
Bái sháo sì qián, 白 芍 四 錢
Chuān qiōng yī qián, 川 芎 一 錢
Huáng qí sì qián, 黃 耆 四 錢
Ròu guì yī qián hòu xià, 肉 桂 一 錢 後 下
Directions: Boil with water and use as tea.
Warning: not to use this formula in cases of yinxu with heat.

Notes:
1 qian = 3.75 grams (classical weight used by overseas Chinese)
This formula has been used as a tonic formula for centuries in China.
According to various reports , it is effective in certain cancer therapy.

Jian Lian Chinese Medicine Clinic & Pharmacy
19 Yan’erDao Road
Telephone: +86 (532) 8589-4483
ShiNan District > Fushan Bay Area (Central Qingdao)
Qingdao, Shandong Province China

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