Unformatted text preview: efficiency, and bolster one’s immune system. Ginger, which my mom would also frequently prescribe me through brewing a ginger tea, acts as an expectorant, releasing mucus-filled coughs when suffering from the common cold while also better ventilating the lungs. Ginger also functions in alleviating nausea induced from a variety of sources, and also helps purify your body from toxins in food. Astragalus works to fix problems in digestion, treat skin burns, and boost the levels of white blood cells, something very important for cancer patients. Rehmannia works to restore a sort of hormonal balance, and supposedly acts to “keep the body young”. Finally, the instructor spoke of rhubarb, a laxative herb that also stimulates greater blood circulation and relieves pain. Overall, this informational seminar was both educational and enjoyable, and taught me a lot about traditional Chinese herbal medication....
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This note was uploaded on 09/19/2008 for the course IB 98 taught by Professor Decal during the Spring '08 term at Berkeley.
- Spring '08