Chinese herbal remedies are substances found in nature; either plant, animal, or mineral, that can be taken internally or topically. They are in the form of teas, pills, creams or liniments.
The benefits of taking herbal remedies are many. Herbs are useful and effective at relieving coughs from colds or chronic bronchitis. They can help reduce allergies through regulating the immune system. Many cases of irregular menstrual cycles and infertility can also be helped with the use of Chinese herbs.
The 5 flavors – sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and pungent, indicate the action of the herbs.