Yin Chiao for colds and flu

| March 28, 2009

A Far East Cold Remedy Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), based upon Taoist philosophy, consists of a range of traditional medical practices that developed over thousands of years in China. There is good reason why these traditional practices have survived so long – because they’ve worked for millions of people! Unlike Western allopathic medicine, TCM uses […]

Dong Quai (Angelica Sinensis)

| February 28, 2009

Dong Quai, which has been used in China, Korea and Japan for thousands of years, is known as the female ginseng due to its powerful effect on the female reproductive system. It also is a well known herbal tonic that helps with overall vitality and can be used both in female and male formulas. As […]

Mugwort

| November 3, 2008

Mugwort usually grows along the roadways and was traditionally known as the traveler’s herb. It has been used as protection from disease and misfortune. It has roots in many traditions, including American Indian, European herbal and Chinese herbal medicine. Often travelers used this herb as a necklace, in pillows and as an herbal crown to […]

St. John’s Wort: A Closer Look

| August 2, 2008

St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum), a perennial with yellow flowers that grows abundantly in North America, Europe and Asia, has gained much publicity for its ability to effectively compete with the leading prescription antidepressants. This knowledge has also raised intense controversy over the safety of the long-term use of St. John’s wort. The research has […]