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Cupping Therapy Explained (video)

Cupping therapy has a long history in China, It is an ancient Chinese cultural treasure. During the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, American swimmer Michael Phelps used cupping therapy to facilitate physical recovery and rehabilitation. In the view of modern medical science, after swimming for a long time, lots of exercise can lead to lactic acid buildup, which is considered as dampness in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Cupping can help remove such dampness. It is particularly suitable for athletes like swimmers.

Amazing Health Benefits of Fox Nut – Ben Cao Medical Book

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1.1 What is a fox nut?

Fox nut (botanical name: Euryale ferox, also known as foxnut, gorgon nut, makhana; Chinese Pinyin: Qian Shi, Simplified Chinese: 芡实), is a species of large, annual, aquatic, flowering, fruit-bearing, herbaceous plant in genus Euryale in the water lilies family, Nymphaeaceae. The term fox nut can refer to the plant as well as the seeds of the plant. The flowers are purple, white or red. The leaves are large and round or oval, usually more than 1 meter in diameter, with a leaf stalk attached in the center of the lower surface. The edible seed is white, round, small in size. Native to eastern Asia and extensively cultivated in China, Korea, Japan, eastern Russia and India, habitats of fox nut include pounds, swamp, shallow water, wetlands and lakes.

6 Amazing Health Benefits of Water Caltrop – Ben Cao Medical Book

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1.1 What is a water caltrop?

The water caltrop (botanical name: Trapa bispinosa, also known as buffalo nut; Chinese Pinyin: Ling Jiao, Simplified Chinese: 菱角), is a species of annual, aquatic, flowering, fruit-bearing, herbaceous plant in genus Trapa in the Lythraceae family. The term water caltrop can refer to the plant as well as the fruit and seeds of the plant.

4 Amazing Health Benefits of Lotus Rhizome Nodes – Ben Cao Medical Book

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1.1 What is a lotus?

The lotus rhizome nodes is the growing ends of the rhizome of the plant lotus. The lotus (botanical name: Nelumbo nucifera, also known as Indian lotus, sacred lotus, bean of India, Egyptian bean; Chinese Pinyin: Lian, Simplified Chinese: 莲), is a species of perennial, aquatic, flowering, fruit-bearing, herbaceous plant in genus Nelumbo in the sacred lotus family, Nelumbonaceae. The flowers are white, pink, deep red, gold or yellow, lavender (usually a mixture of them), 10 – 20 cm in diameter, with varied numbers of petals. The lotus flowers, seeds, young leaves as well as it rhizomes (roots) can all be used for food and medicine. The plant can grow up to 150 cm tall. Native to tropical Asia and extensively cultivated in Asia, habitats of lotus include muddy waters, ponds, swamps, water gardens and lakes. Characteristics of lotus include intolerance for shade and wind, great versatility and deep root and rhizomes.

4 Amazing Health Benefits of Lotus Seed Pods – Ben Cao Medical Book

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1.1 What is a lotus?

The lotus (botanical name: Nelumbo nucifera, also known as Indian lotus, sacred lotus, bean of India, Egyptian bean; Chinese Pinyin: Lian, Simplified Chinese: 莲), is a species of perennial, aquatic, flowering, fruit-bearing, herbaceous plant in genus Nelumbo in the sacred lotus family, Nelumbonaceae. The flowers are white, pink, deep red, gold or yellow, lavender (usually a mixture of them), 10 – 20 cm in diameter, with varied numbers of petals. The lotus flowers, seeds, young leaves as well as it rhizomes (roots) can all be used for food and medicine. The plant can grow up to 150 cm tall. Native to tropical Asia and extensively cultivated in Asia, habitats of lotus include muddy waters, ponds, swamps, water gardens and lakes. Characteristics of lotus include intolerance for shade and wind, great versatility and deep root and rhizomes.

9 Amazing Health Benefits of Lotus Rhizomes (Roots) – Ben Cao Medical Book

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1.1 What is a lotus?

The lotus (botanical name: Nelumbo nucifera, also known as Indian lotus, sacred lotus, bean of India, Egyptian bean; Chinese Pinyin: Lian, Simplified Chinese: 莲), is a species of perennial, aquatic, flowering, fruit-bearing, herbaceous plant in genus Nelumbo in the sacred lotus family, Nelumbonaceae. The flowers are white, pink, deep red, gold or yellow, lavender (usually a mixture of them), 10 – 20 cm in diameter, with varied numbers of petals. The lotus flowers, seeds, young leaves as well as it rhizomes (roots) can all be used for food and medicine. The plant can grow up to 150 cm tall. Native to tropical Asia and extensively cultivated in Asia, habitats of lotus include muddy waters, ponds, swamps, water gardens and lakes. Characteristics of lotus include intolerance for shade and wind, great versatility and deep root and rhizomes.

6 Amazing Health Benefits of Lotus Seed – Ben Cao Medical Book

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1.1 What is a lotus?

The lotus (botanical name: Nelumbo nucifera, also known as Indian lotus, sacred lotus, bean of India, Egyptian bean; Chinese Pinyin: Lian, Simplified Chinese: 莲), is a species of perennial, aquatic, flowering, fruit-bearing, herbaceous plant in genus Nelumbo in the sacred lotus family, Nelumbonaceae. The flowers are white, pink, deep red, gold or yellow, lavender (usually a mixture of them), 10 – 20 cm in diameter, with varied numbers of petals. The lotus flowers, seeds, young leaves as well as it rhizomes (roots) can all be used for food and medicine. The plant can grow up to 150 cm tall. Native to tropical Asia and extensively cultivated in Asia, habitats of lotus include muddy waters, ponds, swamps, water gardens and lakes. Characteristics of lotus include intolerance for shade and wind, great versatility and deep root and rhizomes.

8 Amazing Health Benefits of Lotus Flower – Ben Cao Medical Book

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1.1 What is a lotus?

The lotus (botanical name: Nelumbo nucifera, also known as Indian lotus, sacred lotus, bean of India, Egyptian bean; Chinese Pinyin: Lian, Simplified Chinese: 莲), is a species of perennial, aquatic, flowering, fruit-bearing, herbaceous plant in genus Nelumbo in the sacred lotus family, Nelumbonaceae. The flowers are white, pink, deep red, gold or yellow, lavender (usually a mixture of them), 10 – 20 cm in diameter, with varied numbers of petals. The lotus flowers, seeds, young leaves as well as it rhizomes (roots) can all be used for food. The plant can grow up to 150 cm tall. Native to tropical Asia and extensively cultivated in Asia, habitats of lotus include muddy waters, ponds, swamps, water gardens and lakes. Characteristics of lotus include intolerance for shade and wind, great versatility and deep root and rhizomes.