1 (edited by PCL1029 Tue, 14 Aug 2012 19:39:22)

Topic: Chinese Herbal medicine ,Plants & Herbal Granules-Huang qin tang ,etc

Hi,
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   

http://www.suncolor.com.tw/index_book_c … =014602002


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)
1.Scutellaria  Radix5-15gm
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 

http://www.drshen.com/chineseherbsforca … avigation1

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 .

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healt … tment.html

Finally,as always,it is your responsibility,patient or caretaker,to understand and  use the information correctly.
God bless.

Please know that my personal opinion is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. If  provided, information are for educational purposes.Consult doctor is a MUST for changing of treatment plans.

2 (edited by PCL1029 Tue, 26 Feb 2013 19:04:24)

Re: Chinese Herbal medicine ,Plants & Herbal Granules-Huang qin tang ,etc

Hi, everyone.

Below is a general introduction about Chinese herbal medicine.
I have been doing research on this subject off and on for  a couple years mostly because I try to find an easier way for all of you  if  you like the idea.
Last decade,due to the advancement of manufacturing technique, Chinese herbal medicinal products are produced in the form of granules of most of the common individual herbs and combination formulas such as Huang Qin Tang.Therefore the old Chinese cooking  method of herbal medicines will be reserved for the rare formulas that required special attention and ingredients.

http://www.annarborhealingarts.com/herbfaq.html


But buyers be aware, not all of the manufacturing processes are under strict guidelines for safety and storage concern. You have to choose the ones that are creditable . I will look for those which are manufactured from Japan, Hong Kong , Taiwan or Singapore only. and most of the herbal medicine granules ,with a few exceptions like ginseng or Cordyceps sinensis, should not be more than 25-40 US dollars/ 200gm bottle.(normal dose is around 5-10gm/dose once or twice daily dissolve in hot water or tea in general or as directed by the manufacturer.)
Ask your Japanese, Korean ,Chinese friends from Hong Kong, or Taiwan and help you search for the companies which have good reputation.
God bless.

Please know that my personal opinion is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. If  provided, information are for educational purposes.Consult doctor is a MUST for changing of treatment plans.

Re: Chinese Herbal medicine ,Plants & Herbal Granules-Huang qin tang ,etc

Hi Percy,

Many thanks indeed for all of that. I know for sure that you are definitely the go to guy for all of this stuff! I hope things are good for you right now.

Take care,

Gavin

Any advice or comments I give are based on personal experiences and knowledge and are my opinions only, they are not to be substituted for professional medical advice. Please seek professional advice from a qualified doctor or medical professional.