Suffering from the heat? Headache, bloody nose, red eyes, hypertension? Many cooling, detoxifying herbs are very bitter. Sophora japonica, also known as Huai Hua Mi, (槐花、槐花蜜) is mild and pleasant tasting.
Chinese herbal medicines provide a category of herbs that “cool the blood.” For example, they are certain bitter herbs. Some also contain antibiotic properties or help to release bile to correct digestive problems.