Archive | Western Herbal Medicine RSS feed for this section

Solidago species (Goldenrod)

Here’s a little on Goldenrod (Solidago sp.) from the commentary in Thomas’s up-coming book. Solidago is a genus of about 120 species with a center of biological diversity in North America. There are a handful of species in Mexico and South America and Europe, but only three species native to China. All three species are, […]

Comments Off on Solidago species (Goldenrod) Continue Reading →

Musings on the Season

The last couple days have really let us know here in Beijing that the Summer is indeed over and that Autumn has dug its heels in. We have had bright blue skies, something we don’t see enough of here in Beijing, brought in by the cool north winds. I was up at the Autumn Reine […]

Comments Off on Musings on the Season Continue Reading →

Small Flowered Sage – Salvia plebeia 荔枝草

  Small Flowered Sage Salvia plebeia 荔枝草 (li zhi cao) Many of you know about our series, Bio-Regional Herbalism. Since our last newsletter we have had several great webinars on Bio-Regional Herbalism including Eric Yarnell, Nicole Telkes, and Patricia Kyritsi Howell. So, to honor those excellent webinars, I thought I would write a small piece […]

Comments Off on Small Flowered Sage – Salvia plebeia 荔枝草 Continue Reading →

Rosa rugosa — Mei Gui Hua 玫瑰花

Shakespeare said, “A rose would be a rose by any other name.” And, while this might be true, there is only one Rosa rugosa, known as mei gui hua (玫瑰花) in Chinese medicine. This is one of nine species of rose covered in the Grand Dictionary of Chinese Medicinals and one of many used around […]

Comments Off on Rosa rugosa — Mei Gui Hua 玫瑰花 Continue Reading →
Copy Protected by Chetan's WP-Copyprotect.