herbal pillow

herbal pillow

Chinese medicine
A drug delivery device that is primarily used in traditional Chinese medicine, in which a concoction of dried herbs is stuffed inside of a small pillow. The heat from the head and neck is believed to volatilise the therapeutic essences and release them to a person while sleeping. Popular herbal pillows in the Chinese herbal formulary include those made from brown rice, crysanthemum and uncaria, gypsum, Ligusticum wallichii and Angelica anomala, and tea.
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Pillow Talk" on Sunday October 17 will encourage people to make a herbal pillow decorated with braids, and on Sunday November 21, fairy lights will be used.
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The company, which specialises in natural products from herbal pillows to aromatherapy oils, won an order to supply a luxury hotel in Dubai.
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