How do you take Chinese herbs?
Traditionally, Chinese herbs come in their original dried form, for example bits of root, bark, leaves and seeds. These would be cooked in a pot, drained and drank. This traditional process takes hours and will leave a strong odour in your house.
Thankfully, there are more modern methods of taking Chinese herbs, for example in powder, capsule or tablet form.
How do you take Chinese herbs in powder form?
If you are taking the powders, then you put the powder in a mug and add boiling hot water (half way), some honey to help with the taste and give it a good stir. Wait for it to cool down, stir it again and then drink, preferably in one go. It's not a drink that you sip and dunk buscuits into. After you have drank all the liquid, have some fruit to clear your palate.
How do you take Chinese herbs as capsules and tablets?
If you are taking Chinese herbs in tablet or capsule form, you will need to take 30 a day. Yes, 30! You can take either 15 in the morning and 15 in the evening or take 10 three times a day. Always after food and with plenty of water.