THE MOST WIDEspread FORM OF CHINESE HERBal medicine IN THE WEST
Extract granules are a patient-friendly alternative to raw herbs. Because of their convenient application, granules have prevailed among the majority of our clients. In Europe, granules are the most widely used form of Chinese medicine; an estimated 75-80 percent of all prescriptions are given as granules. LIAN has more than 500 granulate products in its range to meet the needs of the experienced TCM therapists and doctors in Switzerland and the EU.
Behind the granules is a complex, highly-technical and delicate production process. Its aim is to obtain the full spectrum of action of the substances as far as possible. Most of the single granules and all traditional formulas are traditionally decocted with water in Taiwan, concentrated and processed into granules using excipients (corn starch, MCC). Minerals, animal products, fungi and some herbal products are, in certain cases, not decocted with water, and are finely ground instead.