Timeless Herbs for Timeless Beauty

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Author  Pharm Tao
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Publication Date   December 27, 2008
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Pages  29

Description

In ancient China, it was a tradition of using aromatic herbs to please the mind, clean the skin, expel pathogens, and prevent diseases. Many of the recipes here can be used in aromatherapy. They can help soften and freshen the skin. Some recipes were specially designed to prevent and relieve problems including underarm or body odor, scabies, carbuncles, furuncles, and ulcers. They can help make the skin healthy and beautiful with a pleasant scent. These herbal recipes are selected and translated from ancient classical Chinese medicine books including Compendium of Materia Medica (Ben Cao Gang Mu), Medical Secrets of An Official (Wai Tai Mi Yao), and Prescriptions Worth A Thousand Pieces of Gold (Qian Jin Yao Fang). These recipes have been proven useful for hundreds of years by billions of people. Historical backgrounds of the recipes are introduced. Explanations in terms of Chinese medicine theories are provided for each recipe. Scientific studies of the herbal ingredients in each recipe are reviewed.

Table of Contents

1.Introduction
2.Imperial Aromatic Soap Recipe
3.Aromatic Body Cleanser
4.Secret Aromatic Soap Recipe
5.Secret Fragrant Clothes Freshener
6.Dr. Sun’s Recipe for Fragrant Clothes
7.Chen’s Fragrant Sachet
8.Aromatic Herbal Powder
9.Herbal Infusion for Healthy Skin
10.Secret Recipe for Removing Body Odor
11.Herbal Bath for Removing Body Odor
12.Dr. Tao’s Recipe for Removing Underarm Odor
13.Dr. Sun’s Recipe for Removing Underarm Odor
14.Herbal Juice for Removing Underarm Odor

Excerpts:

“This recipe can help clean, soothe, and protect the skin. It leaves the skin a pleasant scent….”

“This recipe was used by Empress Dowager Cixi. It contains aromatic herbs and can help prevent skin diseases…. It is used for all kinds of skin problems….”

“This recipe can moisturize, soften, and protect the skin with a pleasant scent. It may also help prevent skin diseases….”

“This recipe can be used to make bath soaps for cleaning and protecting the skin. It can leave a pleasant fragrance on the skin….”

“This recipe contains aromatic herbs that can protect the skin and please the mind. It can be used for aromatherapy….”

“This recipe is to make clothes fragrant. It can be used for aromatherapy and detoxification….”

“This recipe was used by Princess Taiping in the Tang Dynasty. It is composed of aromatic herbs. It can leave clothes fragrant and reduce body odor. It also has detoxification effects….”

“This recipe can soothe frayed nerves, leave a pleasant fragrance on clothes, and help prevent diseases. It can be used for aromatherapy….”

“This body powder has a sensual fragrance and soothing effects. It can help soften and protect the skin.

“This recipe can help prevent and relieve skin problems including scabies, furuncles, and ulcers….”

“Ancient Chinese had a tradition of using … for baths on the 5th of May (Chinese lunar calendar) to prevent skin diseases….”

“This recipe can clear heat, relieve vexation, remove dampness, cool the blood, and has detoxification effects. This recipe is especially good for those with mild underarm odor….”

“This recipe contains aromatic herbs to remove the underarm odor. It can … improve the Qi and blood circulation….”

“… have sedative, analgesic, and antimicrobial activities….”

“… has anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory effects, and can inhibit skin tumor….”

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