What are Bitter Herbs in TCM?
Bitter herbs are those that have a bitter taste in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). These herbs are often used to help clear heat, resolve toxins, and promote diuresis, and may be recommended for individuals experiencing patterns such as Damp-Heat or Heat Stagnant. Bitter herbs may also be used to support overall health and wellness.
How are Bitter Herbs Used in TCM?
Bitter herbs are often used in combination with other herbs to create a balanced and effective formula. They may be taken orally as teas, tinctures, or capsules, or applied topically as oils or ointments. It is important to consult with a qualified TCM practitioner or herbalist when using Bitter herbs, as they may have contraindications or interactions with certain medications or conditions.