What are those strange looking twigs, flowers and roots in the jars? Those are Chinese herbs. They are not as strange as they look; however, once you get to know them. Some of the most widely used herbs in herbal formulas involve household herbs such a ginger, licorice root, and cinnamon twig! Herbal formulas can be composed of and dispensed in the form of bulk herbs, granules, and pills. They can also be prescribed as mouth washes or soaks.
Your East Asian Medical Practitioner (EAMP) creates herbal prescriptions using Chinese herbs based on your diagnosis. This would be like going to your Western doctor and he or she would send you home with a pharmaceutical prescription. The difference is that the formula you receive from your EAMP is structured based on your individual needs.