Top 15 of the Most Effective Chinese Herbs Used Today

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6. Dang Gui

Dang Gui (angelica sinesis) is a much respected herb because it has the ability to help relax muscles, which can be very helpful when treating various diseases. This herb can have great healing power in the area of infertility in women. It’s also been used to treat those with heart-related health problems, such as angina, hypertension, and irregular heartbeat.


7. Lingzhi

According to Shennong’s, lingzhi (ganoderma) is known to nourish the liver and calm the nerves. This ancient book states that regular use of his herb can naturally reduce body weight and prolong the life. Research does show that this herb can help to regulate the central nervous system, the cardiovascular system, and the respiratory system. Lingzhi can also improve the immune system and helps to fight free radicals, which cause premature aging, and it also balances the metabolism, all of which have an effect on the aging process, so perhaps this book is correct and lingzhi can actually add years to your life.


8. Da Huang

Da Huang (rhubarb root) is commonly used as a purgative for things the Chinese call “blood stagnation or excess heat.” It’s an excellent laxative and while it is considered to be generally safe, it can cause cramps, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Rhubarb root does have some toxicity to it and it must be boiled for a minimum of one hour before it can be used.


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9. Albizzia Flower and Bark

The flowers and bark of this tree have long been used by Chinese herbalists for those who are feeling emotionally unbalanced or distraught. The flowers and/or tree bark are thought to be excellent Shen stabilizers and have very powerful calming compounds.


10. Alisma

This Chinese herb strengthens the metabolism of water in the body. This herb is often used to fight obesity, especially for those who carry excess water weight in the body. This herb is a great diuretic which helps those who have difficulty urinating and for diabetics as well.

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One Comment

  1. Gretchen Synclaire

    Jan 17, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    Thank you for writing this list of 15 Chinese Herbs. I went to and I have been looking at their products for allergies and weight loss.