20 Feb 2020
What is Herbal Treatment?

Herbal concoction is one way to restore balance and harmony in the body. Through consultation with a TCM physician, herbal prescriptions can be administered, typically comprising of a combination of various herbs that work together to boost the efficacy of this treatment.

How It Works

The herbs may be consumed raw, post-brewed, or even as a drink concoction mixed with water. They may come in powdered form, or capsule, tablets, or sachets. The herbal dosage required varies with the severity of the ailment, and should be verified through consultation with a TCM practitioner.

Herbal Benefits

For centuries, people across different cultures have depended on traditional herbal prescriptions to meet their healthcare needs. Despite modern medical advancements over the years, herbal prescriptions remain popular. Herbs are not only more affordable and accessible, but more so, their popularity stems from the innate natural health benefits they offer.  In some cases, herbs has also proven to be even more effective than conventional medicine.  

Here are some of the most popular herbs used in TCM prescriptions and the corresponding benefits they offer:


Ginseng is frequently utilized in Traditional Chinese Medicine with its natural ability to reduce inflammation, and boost immunity, brain function, and energy levels. There are two main types – Asian and American ginseng. American ginseng can promote relaxation while Asian ginseng stimulates the body.

Gingko Biloba

Gingko has existed in TCM for over thousands of years. It is little wonder with its natural ability to treat a wide range of ailments, including heart disease, dementia, mental difficulties, and sexual dysfunction.


Elderberry is commonly used to relieve headaches, nerve pain, toothaches and other common illnesses associated with flu or cold.


Turmeric is derived from ginger, and is wisely popular due to its anti-inflammatory properties. It is commonly used to treat a host of illnesses that include chronic inflammation, pain, metabolic syndrome, and anxiety.
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