Posts Tagged ‘huo po’

Harnessing the Healing Power of Chinese Herbs to Freshen Breath

Chinese medicine seems to be entering the mainstream with increasing frequency.  Now, the makers of Wrigley gum are adding Magnolia bark extract into their Eclipse brand of gum and mints.  Laboratory studies found that the extract kills microorganisms that cause bad breath. Magnolia bark, or Hou Po, has been part of the Chinese pharmacopeia for

Staying Happy and Healthy

Does your mood improve as the daylight increases?  Light therapy is a common treatment for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a type of depression that occurs in the autumn and winter seasons.  Now, scientists are studying the use of light therapy for other types of depression.  A small study done at the University of Pittsburgh Medical

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