The Chinese plum or loquat, is best known for being made into cough syrups to ease sore throats and coughing associated with bronchitis. It is also used to ease stomach aches and if the fruit is eaten in quantities it is known to have sedating properties that will help put you to sleep.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, honey are plants that belong to the 'Laxative herbs that drain downward' category. The herbs in this category are those whose main purpose is to treat constipation. They're called 'laxative' because they're often rich in oils. This allows them to lubricate the Intestines in order to help it remove the stools from the body.
Ginger is a tropical perennial herb native to Southeast Asia and widely cultivated in China, India, Nigeria, Australia, Jamaica, and Haiti. Its subterranean stem, known as a rhizome, is the edible and medicinal portion of the plant. Ginger root is characterized by its knotted, beige exterior and its yellow interior. The herb features thick, protruding, reed-like stems and lanceolate leaves arranged in two vertical columns on opposite sides of the stem.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine theory, tomentose pummelp peel is primarily used to strengthen the functions of the lungs as it harmonizes phlegm. Moreover, it strengthens the spleen, specifically a Chinese medicine condition called "damp spleen", helping replenishing "spleen qi" deficiency
Platycodon is a perennial plant that grows to a height of about three feet. Also known as bell-flower or balloon-flower, platycodon is indigenous to China, Japan, Korea and Siberia. The plant is characterized by its flower buds which, when unopened, resemble small, inflated balloons. The main and secondary roots are used medicinally.
The Rhizoma Pinelliae typically refers to Rhizoma Pinelliae, and it is the dry tuber that derives from the aroid Rhizoma Pinelliae, warm in nature, acrid in the mouth, poisonous, and its bulb is spherical in shape, and diameter mostly is 1～1.5cm, and matter is solid, odorless, peppery, the numb tongue of acrid in the mouth and sting larynx.
In the sight of Traditional Chinese Medicine, this herb is bitter, sweet, and slightly cold in nature. It goes to two meridians, including lung and heart. Its chief functions are to eliminate phlegm by cooling, moisten lung to arrest cough, and remove stasis to reduce swelling.