There are more than 3,200 herbs in China that can be used in more than 400 different formulas to help various health problems. Each formula is usually comprised of between four to twelve different ingredients, in the forms of teas, powders, pills, tinctures, and syrups.
Generally speaking, one or two herbs in each formula have the greatest effect on the main problem, while other ingredients will help minor aspects of the problem, direct the whole formula to specific parts of the body, and assist the major herbs work more efficiently. Traditional Chinese practitioners prescribe different herb mixtures depending individual patients’ skin, hair, tongue, eyes, pulse, as well as voice conditions. Herb mixtures can be very effective in helping infertility and other health issues.