Herb Photos

TCM Kindergarden: Ban Xia and Chen Pi

      We had an Instagram- Facebook Contest a few weeks ago. I posted a query about Ban Xia and Chen Pi. How many formulas can you name with these two herbs, who are great friends. My first herb teacher taught that ban xia and chen pi were the best pair for anything with…

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Photo Album: Cool Acrid Herbs that Release the Exterior

Bo He – Menthae Herba- Mint Meridians: Lung, Liver Properties: Acrid, Aromatic, Cooling Bo he is featured in at least 14 classical formula, including: Cang Er Zi San Xanthium Powder Chuan Xiong Cha Tiao San Ligusticum Chuanxiong Powder to be Taken with Green Tea/senkyuchachosan Xiao Yao San Free Wanderer Powder Jia Wei Xiao Yao San Kamishoyosan, Supplemented Free Wanderer Powder Yin…

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Photo Album: Warm Herbs that Release the Exterior

Enjoy these photos and use them to study your visual herb identification. Ma Huang, Cong Bai and Sheng Jiang are not included in this collection. Gui Zhi enters the Heart, Lung, and Urinary Bladder channels. Gui Zhi is Acrid, Sweet, and Warm.                          …

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