Tag Archives: Herbal Medicine Dictionary

Knowledge is Power: Anti-inflammatory and Antimicrobial Chinese Herbs

Inflammation is a part of the immune response that can prevent infection through production of pro- inflammatory cytokines and generation of inflammatory mediators in response to pathogens.[1]  Inflammation is an essential part of human immune response.  However, when the inflammatory process is poorly controlled, it can cause undesirable damages including massive tissue destruction. [2,3,4]  Traditional Chinese Medicine […]

Eight nutrients to keep brain young and sharp

Brain health is one of the most important components in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. As people age, they can experience a range of cognitive issues from decreased critical thinking to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. To keep brain in good shape, here are eight nutrients that may help. 1. Cocoa Flavanols:Cocoa flavanols have been linked to […]

American ginseng reduces blood sugar

The use of herbs in North America has increased dramatically over the last decade and ginseng is one of the most widely-used ones. The name “ginseng” refers to American (Panax quinquefolius) as well as Asian or Korean ginseng (Panax ginseng) — both belong to the genus Panax and have a similar chemical makeup. Both Asian […]

Ginkgo biloba extract promotes neural stem cells regeneration and protects brain from dementia

Stems cells are literally those “fountain of youth” cells that are vital in keeping us healthy and alive.  In brain, we have neural stems cells proliferating in two main regions of the brain: the subventricular zone and hippocampal dentate gyrus.  Unfortunately, as we age, the numbers of these neural stems cells decline and become insufficient […]

Forever 29 with miracle herb Astragalus

Astragalus (Huang Qi, Astragalus membranaceus or Radix astragali) is a plant native to Asia. The part of the plant used medicinally is the root. Astragalus is one of the most important and commonly used herbs in Chinese medicine. Varieties of Traditional Chinese Medicines (TCM) formulations ranging from compositions for treating cold, cough, digestive illness, respiratory illness, to […]

Seattle Beauty™ Tip: Anti-aging and Wrinkle Removal Herbs

In this post, I’d like to share some top ranked anti-aging and wrinkle removal herbs based on Chinese herbal medicine. All of these herbs have been extensively used in China both for medicinal use and as food. You should be able to buy these from many online stores.  Just copy paste the herb name into […]

Seattle Beauty™ Tip: Moisturizing and Skin Brightening Herbs

I use lots of herbs from Chinese traditional medicine for my skincare and general wellness purpose.  In this post, I’d like to share some top ranked moisturizing and skin brightening herbs based on Chinese herbal medicine. All of these herbs have been extensively used in China both for medicinal applications and as everyday food items. […]

Connection between stress and autoimmune disease affirmed by research

We’ve all experienced stress manifesting in physical symptoms. For example, you may notice that your allergies or asthma get worse when you are stressed. You may wonder whether the stress from work is making the allergy or asthma attack worse. Wonder no more: a massive study spanning 30 years of data and examining over one […]

Research found that Gingko Biloba improves memory

Researchers at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute found significant improvement in verbal recall among a group of people with age-associated memory impairment who took the herbal supplement ginkgo biloba for six months when compared with a group that received a placebo. The six-month UCLA study examined the impact of ginkgo biloba, compared to a placebo, in […]

Seattle Beauty® Tip: Ginseng Almond mask

Mix together the powder of Angelica (Baizhi), Baiji, Almond and Japanese yam. Prepare the ginsend water as described in the previous post. Mix the ginseng water with the powder mix to make a spreadable paste. Spread the paste over your clean face. Wait until dry. Wash off with warm water and end with a splash […]