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The A to Z of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Part 2) – THE YESSTYLIST – Asian Fashion Blog – Beauty Article

<!– — We previously wrote a post on traditional Chinese medicine that covered A to M. Click here if you missed part one! Here’s part two that covers N to Z! N for Nu Zhen Zi Nu zhen zi, meaning “female chastity seed” in Chinese, is more commonly known as ligustrum seed or privet fruit. The glossy black fruit looks quite like blackcurrant when it’s fresh from the trees, but it’s mostly used dried in TCM. Privet fruit is “sweet,”…

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The A to Z of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Part 1) – THE YESSTYLIST – Asian Fashion Blog – Beauty Article

<!– — You may be wondering, what does traditional Chinese medicine, aka TCM, have to do with beauty and skin care? Well, TCM isn’t actually that distant from our daily skin care and diet. The ancient wisdom of Chinese medicine makes use of a lot of things, from herbs and minerals down to more bizarre and controversial substances like insects and animal parts. Many natural ingredients that show up in beauty and skin care products are believed to have Chinese…

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