chinese medicine

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The qualities and characteristics of Chinese herbs include:
•    temperature differentiations (hot, warm, cold, cool)
•    taste differentiations (sour, bitter, sweet, spicy, salty)
•    the aspects of the body that are most affected by the particular substance
A medicinal herb prescription is called a TCM formula, which may be cooked in water and taken by the patient.