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Saturday, July 12, 2014
HERBS FOR immune deficiency; cancer; chronic fatigue; exhaustion after surgery or childbirth; high blood pressure; organ prolapse; diabetes; cold and weak limbs; hypoglycemia (low blood sugar); colds and flu; bronchitis; hepatitis; adrenal deficiency: ASTRAGALUS / DON SEN
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the 30 years that I have traveled around the country teaching herb
courses and workshops, and treating health imbalances with herbs, Chinese herbs have always made up a very large percentage of my
inventory, and the success I've had with the efficacy of Chinese
herbs are unmatched.
The root is often cut in long strips and thus often
referred to as 'tongue depressors.'
(Huang Qi) ROOT is one of my favorites, as it stimulates the
production and circulation of immunological factors in the blood. Its therapeutic effects are as immunitonic;
cardiotonic; diuretic; controls profuse perspiration; lowers blood
pressure; lowers blood sugar; improves circulation in flesh and skin.
immune deficiency; cancer; chronic fatigue; high blood pressure;
prolapse of internal organs; diabetes; cold and weak limbs; colds and
flu; bronchitis; hepatitis; adrenal deficiency.
Astragalus is used for upper respiratory infections; to strengthen
and regulate the immune system; and to increase the production of
blood cells particularly in individuals with chronic degenerative
disease or in individuals with cancer under going chemotherapy or
radiation therapy. [I have a very strong formula that I've had great
success with when used during this period. If interested, please let
me know. "firstname.lastname@example.org"]
used this herb for many years in many of my formulas. It's efficacy
is dependable and thorough. I ALWAYS use it along with Don Sen - together the herbs strengthen formulas and
boost the body's strength and longevity and resistance to disease in
general. Astragalus is commonly used in combination with other
herbs. For example, in combination with Ligustrum lucidum (glossy
privet), astragalus is used orally for treating breast cancer,
cervical cancer, and lung cancer.
INDICATIONS: chronic fatigue,
hypertension; loss of appetite; indigestion due to hyperacidity;
loose bowels; pale complexion; exhaustion after surgery or
childbirth; body bloating and facial swelling due to edema; immune
deficiency; hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).
Since this herb acts similarly to
ginseng, it can be substituted for the latter when ginseng is too
costly or in short supply. It is often used instead of ginseng for
mild chronic conditions that do not require high-potency herbs.
Recent research has also established dang shen (don sen) as an
effective preventive against many forms of heart disease. Since it
lends itself well to cooking, it can be used daily in the kitchen as
an ingredient in stews, soups, and porridges, or simply boiled in
chicken broth, as a general nutrient tonic for the whole family and a
specific preventative against heart disease.
According to the traditional Chinese
view, the reason that this herb is such a reliable energy tonic is
because of its affinity for the spleen and lungs, which are the two
major organ-energy systems responsible for the extraction of energy
from food and air through digestion and respiration. Codonopsis is
used to treat HIV infection and to protect cancer patients against
side effects of radiation treatment. It is also used to boost the
immune system; and to treat weakness, loss of appetite (anorexia),
chronic diarrhea, shortness of breath, noticeable heartbeat
(palpitations), asthma, cough, thirst and diabetes.
As a cooling herb, codonopsis is useful
in any illness in which "spleen chi deficiency"- a
deficiency of digestive energies - is the underlying cause.
Codonopsis is a relatively inexpensive
herbs that is often substituted for Panax ginseng in herbal tonics.
It is believed to have an action similar to that of panax ginseng,
but milder. Often used by poorer Chinese patients, it is commonly
referred to as "poor man's ginseng". Its relatively low
cost does not diminish its place as one of the more important Chinese
herbal medicines. Don sen has been used as an astringent in excessive
uterine bleeding, and for rheumatic and other joint pains, and
described as an aphrodisiac, general tonic and styptic.
Pharmacological research has confirmed that the herb promotes
digestion and metabolism, helps to strengthen the immune system,
stimulates the nervous system, dilates peripheral blood vessels,and
inhibits adrenal cortex activity, thereby lowering blood pressure.
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