Insurance Glossary 📢 2024

Term Definition

Artemisia Annua

Artemisia annua, commonly known as sweet wormwood or Qing Hao in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), is a plant native to Asia.

It has been used for centuries in traditional herbal remedies, particularly in Chinese medicine, to treat various ailments.

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Astragalus

Astragalus, known as Huang Qi in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), is a popular herb used for its medicinal properties.

It has been utilized in traditional herbal medicine systems, particularly in China, for thousands of years.

Huang Qi is valued for its purported ability to boost the immune system, increase energy levels, and promote overall vitality and longevity. It is believed to have adaptogenic properties, meaning it helps the body adapt to stress and maintain balance.

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Bupleurum

Bupleurum, known as Chai Hu in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), is a plant that has been used for centuries in traditional herbal remedies, particularly in East Asian countries like China, Japan, and Korea.

It is valued for its medicinal properties and is often included in herbal formulations for various health purposes.

In TCM, Chai Hu is classified as a "cooling" herb and is believed to have a bitter and pungent taste. It is associated with the Liver and Gallbladder meridians and is said to have a "releasing" or "soothing" effect on the liver.

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Chinese Skullcap

Chinese Skullcap, known as Huang Qin in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), is a perennial herbaceous plant native to China and other parts of Asia. It has a long history of use in traditional herbal medicine systems, particularly in China, where it is highly valued for its medicinal properties.

Huang Qin is classified as a "cooling" herb in TCM and is associated with the Lung and Stomach meridians. It is known for its bitter taste and is believed to have a range of therapeutic effects.

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Chinese Yam (Shan Yao)

Tonifies the spleen and stomach.

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Cinnamon (Gui Zhi)

Warms the body, promotes circulation.

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Cnidium Seed (She Chuang Zi)

Warms the kidneys, tonifies yang.

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Codonopsis (Dang Shen)

Strengthens the spleen, tonifies Qi.

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Coptis (Huang Lian)

Clears heat, eliminates dampness.

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Dang Gui (Angelica Sinensis)

Blood tonic, women's health

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Dioscorea (Shan Yao)

Tonifies the spleen and stomach.

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Eucommia Bark (Du Zhong)

Strengthens bones and muscles.

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Forsythia (Lian Qiao)

Clears heat, expels toxins.

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Ginger (Sheng Jiang)

Warms the stomach, aids digestion.

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Ginseng (Ren Shen)

Energy tonic, adaptogen.

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