Ever since ancient times, the mountains and
rivers of the earth have served to nurture all
living things. Human beings rely on natural
resources to grow strong, to cure diseases and
promote longevity, to carry on their family
line, and to pursue health and beauty.
In ancient China, the Chinese people came to
understand through thousands of years of experience
that the way to health and beauty lay first
in compliance with the course of nature and
then in the consumption of natural foods. A
proverb goes that Providence nurtures human
beings with all things. The surrounding trees,
flowers, and grass serve not only to entertain
human beings, but also to make them grow strong
My late father Chen Sher worked as a Chinese
medicine doctor in Taiwan for forty years.
He once served as the chairman of Tainan Chinese
Medicine Doctors Association. In his spare
time, he was fond of collecting and studying
health prescriptions as an auxiliary to his
treatment of diseases or for the consumption
of interested ladies and gentlemen to make
them healthy and beautiful. His prescriptions
vary widely in their effects. Some help improve
physical qualities while others beautify and
strengthen the human body. Each of them has
its unique effect.
To keep them in existence, this book is
compiled and published. I hereby write a preface.
Editor of Dr. Chen's Herbal Tea,
Eldest son of Dr. Chen Sher
Chairman of Tainan City Lawyers Association