Why do your prescriptions contain more than one herb?

With a few exceptions, when you are prescribed Chinese herbal medicine, it is quite common for Lily to prescribe you approximately ten different types of herbs. The herbal prescription that is written for you is always based on a classic prescription that has been used for thousands of years within the history of Chinese medicine for your presenting condition. Such prescriptions contain groups of herbs that have been known to work well together and which usually have a much more powerful effect when used in combination rather than singularly. For this reason, Chinese herbal tea prescriptions commonly adopt several groups of herbs that work in synergy to treat the problem from different aspects so as to allow you to experience the greatest benefit.

Posted by Lily Lai.