Chinese herbal medicine is one of the most important aspects of Traditional Chinese Medicine that has been practiced for several thousand years. Chinese Herbology incorporates ingredients from all parts of plants, the leaf, stem, flower, root, and also ingredients from animals and minerals. Endangered species have been replaced by other herbs with similar actions. Chinese herbal formulas come in various forms such as granular extracts, powder form, pills, tinctures, and the traditional herbal tea form. Externally, Chinese herbal formulas can be applied topically in the form of liniments, plasters, and herbal compresses to effectively relieve pain.