The practice of Chinese herbal medicine is one of the oldest known healing cultures on earth. The very fact that it has lasted so long gives it credence. Although traditional Chinese herbal medicine has been around centuries longer, in the last four decades scientists from around the world have found that there is, in fact, sound scientific evidence of the medicinal value in the claims of the healing power of herbs that are used in the practice of Chinese herbal medicine.
For example: Drugs have been developed from schizandra fruits and licorice roots and many others to treat such ailments as asthma, hepatitis, hay fever, ephedra and even cancer.
There are more than three hundred herbs that are used today that have a history of more than 2000 years in the practice of Chinese herbal medicine. According to Chinese researchers, there is proof from clinical studies that there are many herbs that can increase the effectiveness of modern Western medicines and drug treatments, reduce their side-effects or even replace them.