In spite of our best efforts with Tai Chi and Qigong, there may be times, where our bodies are excausted or developes unbalances. Herbs from the pharmacology of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) counteracts these problems.
This booklet contains a short introduction to Chinese herbal medicine, which generally strengthens the inner organs and builds up Blood and Qi. The effect of some of the over 40 dishes are really unmistakeable.
Chinese Medical Herbs may be bought here:
This exquisite chicken herb soup loosens water depots and build vitality. You simply mix the two herbs with chicken in a double boiler and boil them for two to four hours. It is very delicious.
You can eat chicken and Hong Zao, but not Huang Qi. For variation, you can substitute chicken with ox shank. This dish should not be taken more than once a week.
The name means The Yellow Leader. In ancient China yellow was the imperial color, and no one besides the emperor could use the color. Yellow combined with name Leader indicates the respect that surrounds this tonic herb. It is sweet, mild and warming, and strengthens the spleen and lung meridians, whereby these builds up Qi, increases yang and dispels swelling.
This dried fruit has a deep vermilion color. It is sweet and neutral, strengthens the spleen and stomach and builds up the blood.
Below link to a splendid small Youtube-movie with a good introdution to Traditional Chinese Medicine, including the use of herbs, Tai Chi & Qigong.