Archive for April 2016

Forsythia: the Harbinger of Spring!

It’s April in Philadelphia and we are in that glorious moment where everything is popping up yellow. Daffodils are everywhere and forsythia is reaching skyward. In Chinese medicine, Lián Qiào, Forsythiae Fructus连翘 is used as a heat clearing medicinal. The name translates as lián “wagon” and qiào “ a kind of ancient cart. This refers…

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Understanding Ba Wei Chu Fan Tang Eight Flavor Tea to Relieve Vexation

Ba Wei Chu Fan Tang Eight Flavor Tea to Relieve Vexation Ingredients: 半夏 Ban Xia Rh Pinelliae ternatae 厚朴 Hou Po Cx Magnoliae officinalis 紫蘇梗 Zi Su Geng Cl. Perillae frutescentis 茯苓 Fu Ling Scl Poriae cocos 連翹 Lian Qiao Fr Forsythiae suspensae 黃苓 Huang Qin Rx Scutellariae baicalensis 梔子 Shan Zhi Zi Fr Gardeniae…

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