THE BEST HERBS TO BUY IN CHINATOWN
Licorice Root (Gan cao) – This is the most used ingredient in Chinese medicine. It’s found in most formulas because it helps to bring other herbs to their destination safely. Licorice works on eight body systems for a wide range of benefits. It’s an energy tonic, detoxifier, and it’s anti-inflammatory. It stabilizes blood sugar, it’s great for respiratory issues and can be used as a natural cortisone. Licorice is a great all-around herb.
|You can find Licorice Root in any Chinatown for very cheap|
Ginseng (Gao li shen) – Ginseng root increases overall performance in men and women and acts like a tonic to the entire body. It works as an adaptogen, balancing bodily functions.
|In Chinatown, 8 ounces of ginseng sells for between $25 and $75|
Reishi (Ling zhi) – This legendary herb has been used for centuries and was once believed to make a person immortal. This mushroom has been a highly prized medicine in China for many years and is used mostly as a tonic for the immune system. It also treats insomnia, sexual dysfunction in men and women, and improve overall health and assimilation of nutrients from other foods. Today, this herb is easy to find in China town.
|This herbal mushroom is known to have miraculous health benefits.|
Astragalus (Huang qi) – This herb also has many uses. It works to provide energy, improve digestion, fight toxins, and raise metabolism. It also boosts the immune system and is used for ailments from the common cold to cancer. Now it is a common herb in stores.
|To make astragalus root tea, steep dried roots in hot water for
20 minutes, then strain. Cool, then store in a clean glass jar.
Goji Berry (Ji zi) – Goji berries are an ancient Chinese medicine that is now mostly sold as food. They are a powerful medicine and nutritionally dense. Goji berries help cleanse the blood, Improve sexual function, provide energy, and nourish the liver, spleen, and kidneys. You will want to buy these superfood berries in Chinatown at 1/3 of the price than in health food stores
| Goji, sometimes called Chinese wolfberries or Lycium berries, are
edible berries that pack a load of nutrition
Ciwujia – Known by many as an anti-aging herb, the Chinese saying goes “Better a handful of Ciwujia than a cartful of gold and jade.” This herb invigorates the body with energy and assists with weight loss. It also works to regulate the central nervous system, endocrine system, cardiovascular system, and is anti-inflammatory.
|I traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), Ci Wu Jia is acrid, slightly bitter
slightly warm. The channels Ci Wu Jia influences are the Spleen, Kidney, Heart.
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Pacific Herb & Grocery S Weller St (206) 340-6411
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Gan-Shan Co 7th Ave S · (206) 623-2889
Hang Fung Herbal Products Inc Gore Avenue +1 604-662-8128
Everwell Chinese Medicine 54 – 56 Shaftesbury Avenue, London
Natural Health Newport Court, London
Be Health Chinese Medical Centre Shaftesbury Avenue, London
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