Traditional Chinese Medicine, or TCM, the majority of ingredients used in TCM formulas are plant-based and are combinations of herbs, flowers, roots, branches, leaves and mushrooms.
TCM uses thousands of years of knowledge of the benefits of herbs — some of which we already commonly include in our diets — to support and enhance the body’s natural healing abilities.
Many herbs frequently found in traditional TCM formulas may already have a place in your kitchen, diet and wellness regimen. In TCM, however, these all-natural ingredients, used alone or in formulas, are specially cultivated and prepared to maximize their benefits to your body’s natural function.
Other herbs that are commonly used in TCM and that may sound very familiar to you include ginseng, turmeric, cinnamon and nutmeg, fennel, dandelion, kelp and Goji berries. It’s more than likely you have half of these items in your pantry now or have tried them recently.