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A bit of commentary on Gotu Kola (unedited)

This is from the commentary of Thomas’ forthcoming book…enjoy! Gotu Kola is a member of the genus Centella in the Apiaceae family, which is a small genus of less than 20 species mostly found in South Africa. The genus is not a common morphological representation of the family which usually has very obvious umbrella shaped […]

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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 […]

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Tincturing Chinese Herbs

I have basic instructions on making tinctures, percolations, and some other herbal products in my book. That section was not meant to be a “how-to” guide, but rather basic procedural information to educated the Chinese herbalist population who, for the most part, has little if any training and essentially no experience and understanding of the […]

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