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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Is Traditional Chinese Medicine a Safer Alternative?

Another news about Traditional Chinese Medicine 


Researchers have uncovered widespread evidence of a link between traditional Chinese herbal remedies and liver cancer across Asia, a study said on Wednesday (Oct 18).

The findings suggest stronger measures are needed to prevent people from consuming chemicals called aristolochic acids (AA), which are derived from the woody vines of the aristolochia plant family, said the report in the journal Science Translational Medicine.

The acids can be found in some traditional Chinese medicines that are given during childbirth, to prevent parasites and promote healing.



While many of people would prefer TCM than Western Medicine, nevertheless, we still need to take note on the safety concern of TCM. 

Natural and Herbal make a product sound safe, however, there are always exceptions. 

There are 3 categories of Natural Plants: 

1. Toxic Plant 

Unsafe natural plant, eg. Tobacco leaves Coca Leave (the source of cocaine), hemp (the source of marijuana), and opium poppy (the source of heroin and morphine) 

2. Medicine Plants (Herbs) 

Used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Can bring harm when formulated and used wrongly. These cannot be consumed by everyone (such as children or pregnant ladies) or for long term. 

Some pill makers are not professionally qualified to use herbs or plants in formulating these medicines. Other manufacturers, tempted by plump profits tend to disregard consumer safety. 

For example: Ephedra (Ma Huang), Guarana Seed, Guar Gum, White Willow Bark

3. Plant Foods / Food Herbs 

eg. Fruits and Vegetables which are safe to consume by everyone on daily basis. 

As a WISE CONSUMER, always choose the 3rd Category - Plant Foods/ Food Herbs to nourish your body. 

In Nutritional Immunology, we use Plant Foods (3rd categories) only. 

That's the reason why All Nutritional Immunology Food Products are safe to be consumed by everyone including small children and pregnant ladies. 

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