JINWEI LIU Posted almost 4 years ago What are a few things your country could learn from other countries? There are over 600 herbs in use today. They are the more important herbs that the people of the world can learn to use. Chinese herbs are usually prescribed as a carefully balanced combination. Formulae made from the roots, stems, bark, leaves or flowers of many plants, as well as some mineral and animal products. They are taken by over one billion people in Asia and have been used for thousands of years. Generally speaking, Chinese herbs are safer than western pharmaceuticals and rarely have unpleasant side effects. A professional prescribing Chinese herbs is usually able to eliminate or substantially reduce symptoms such as nausea, insomnia or headaches in a relatively short time, but deep healing may take a good deal longer depending on the type of illness and duration. Herbs are concentrated food—their effect is very subtle and they work by assisting Nature and the body's own healing abilities.