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Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Qingyao Li

on 3 December 2014

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Transcript of Traditional Chinese Medicine

touching (feel the pulse) Ingredients We don’t care about that!
Radix Isatidis and its decoction (RIE)
--an aqueous mixture containing hundreds of compositions Theory diagnosis Four steps of diagnosis observing Face color
Tongue Voice asking hearing Cupping Moxibustion Therapy Qigong Acupuncture Herbal medicine Reference book Bencao Gangmu, also known as Compendium of Materia Medica
written by Li Shizhen in the Ming Dynasty.
It lists all the plants, animals, minerals, and other items that were believed to have medicinal properties.
The Bencao Gangmu is regarded as the most complete and comprehensive medical book ever written in the history of traditional Chinese medicine. Bai Lan Gen(Isatidis Radix ) What is bai lan gen? the dried root of woad. a flowering plant in the family Brassicaceae What does it used for? widely-used antiviral, antibacterial, anticancer, as well as immune enhancement herbal medicine removing toxic heat
soothing throats
treating influenza, measles, mumps, syphilis, or scarlet fever.
viral infections during the seasonal flu
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndromes (SARS)
prevent hepatitis, cancer and inflammation.
… Company Tong Ren Tang
Since 1669 There are more than thirty known compounds that were discovered and isolated from Radix isatidis.
Some major ingredients of Radix isatidis are indirubin, isoliquiritigenin, trptanthrin, indigotin, indigo, epigoitrin, qingdainone, β-sitosterol, γ-sitosterol, benzoicacid , Emodin, indoxyl-β- hlucoside, l-thiocyano-2-hydroxy-3-butene, adenosine, palmitic acid, hypoxanthine, sucrose, and various amino acid, including arginine, glutamic acid, tyrosine, proline, valine, and uracil. Active ingredients? indirubin isovitexin How it works? dry root Traditional Chinese Medicine Thank you!
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