Chinese herbal medicine involves the prescription of natural substances to nourish, regulate and balance bodily functions.
Over 400 different substances are commonly used in Chinese herbal medicine, many of which you’re probably already familiar with from your kitchen or garden such as ginger, garlic, cinnamon, liquorice, dates, dandelion, mint and chrysanthemum. The majority of the substances used come from plants (such as leaves, seeds, twigs, stems, roots, flowers, and fruits), some come from minerals, and occasionally some animal products are used.
At Gardenvale Traditional Chinese Medicine we mostly use granulated herbs. The herbs are mixed into your own individual prescription and are easy for you to prepare at home by dissolving them in boiled water before drinking. Herbs should generally be taken 2-3 times a day.
We also prescribe a range of Chinese patent medicines (such as capsules, cough syrups, oils, and liniments), herbal teas & other products.