Properties And Indications Of Ge Gen In Traditional Chinese Medicine

In traditional Chinese medicine, properties of herbs are described in terms of temperature and taste characteristics. There are five temperature properties (warm, cold, hot, cool and neutral) and five basic tastes (sour, sweet, bitter, pungent and salty). These properties do not necessarily refer to the literal meanings of these designations but reflect their functions and therapeutic indications. Hot diseases must be cooled, cold diseases must be warmed. Thus, an herb able to cure heat or warm...