Topic: Chinese Herbal medicine ,Plants & Herbal Granules-Huang qin tang ,etc
Both formulas ( Huang Qin Tang and select Sun soup ) are derived from century old Chinese herbal medicine recipes and are very similar. you can google them to learn more. I am not suggest or approve the usage of them;but at times I do use Chinese herbal medicine to complement the harsh effects of the western traditional medicine side effects.The formulas may not be exact,but the quantity of each is the common dosage listed on"The Traditional Chinese medicine guide"published by
The method of cooking:
1 .Soak the ingredients with water for 15 min.and gently wash them to get rid of the impurities.
2. Use stainless steel or traditional Chinese clay pot cooking ware or better buy one called "herbal medicine electric cooking pot"; put all the items inside.
3. Add enough water(usually5-6cups;1cup=240ml) ,or just enough water with 1-2cm over and above to cover all the ingredients ; use medium to high heat to boil them for 2hours.or until the volume of the final mixture reduce it to about 200-240ml;pour it out and set aside;(you can drink this now if the volume reduce too 200-240ml.)
4.Repeat step 3 with half the amount of water,boil it for about 1 hr,then pour it out and mix with the first batch and drink it together.If you drank the first batch then you can save this in the evening and drink it no later than 5 or 6 pm.
5. If you buy the electric herbal cooking pot then just add enough water(usually 4-6cups of water,or add just enough water(and 1-2cm over) to cover all herbs and then some . When the soup is done ,it will beep you and show you a green light indicated the soup is ready to eat.You can repeat this step and mix with the first batch and drink it. Or drink the first batch of soup and reboil the ingredients with half of the water until it beeps and drink the second reboiled batch as above.
The common ingredients:(for one dose)
2.Oldenlandia (Hedyotis diffusa)30-60gm
3.Radix Paeonial Alba 10-15gm
4.Jujuba Fructus 3-6 pieces.(red date)
5.Glycyrrhizone Radix (licorice root) 2-10gm
If you take away the Hedyotis diffusa, the Rx will be close to Huang Qin Tang.
If you use shiitake or maitake mushroom extract then add #1 and # 2 from the above and mung bean(Chinese called green bean)a handful and you will get the other recipe.
Try to go to Chinatown to buy just a couple dollars of each ingredient to see how many doses you can come out of them after you mix them together.But be careful, remember all of the ingredients are pretty cheap and you should not pay too much for them.the most important thing is choose a good herbal store; bring an older Chinese or Koren or Japanese friend along with you so you will not be cheated about the ingredients .You can use the percentage method to make a big batch ,put it in the refrigerator and use it every other day;2-3 hours before or after meals or on your off days in treatment.
The following web site may provide you additional knowledge but in no way indicated you should buy things from them. Most of them are expensive anyway.the web site is
Click Chinese medicine for cancer tab on the left hand side to read more about liver cancer herb. or go to any herbal web site to learn more about the herbs.
By the way,this 1,800 year old Chinese herbal remedy Huang Qin Tang also mentioned by Richard Alleyne ,Science Correspondent of the Telegraph Media Group news on August 18,2010 .
Finally,as always,it is your responsibility,patient or caretaker,to understand and use the information correctly.