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The Register of Chinese herbal medicine’s response to media backlash against herbs

Herbal medicine often faces negative press, from ill-informed sources. The Register of Chinese Herbal...

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Ethnopharmacology: Where science and traditional wisdom meet

We share how ethnopharmacology has been used to give a deeper understanding to traditional...

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Chaga (Inonotus obliquus): A mushroom with many medicinal properties

Medicinal fungi like chaga have boomed in popularity in recent years. Matthew Clark shares...

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How to become a Herbalist

There are many things to think about when training in herbalism.

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Sweet ‘n’ Sour: The importance of taste and food energetics in Traditional Chinese medicine

Charles Buck explains the philosophy how tastes are used to enhance our wellbeing.

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Traditional Chinese medicine herbal classifications glossary

Here is a non-exhaustive list of Traditional Chinese Medicine terms used.

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Keeping your lungs healthy

Shaylee Grant explores what we need to keep our lungs healthy.

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The history of ephedra: A powerful lung medicine from China

Ethnobotanist Jason Irving explores ephedra's use as a treatment for asthma.

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Toward a sustainable future for frankincense: An ancient medicine in a modern world

Dr. Anjanette DeCarlo and Stephen Johnson explore the many changes the sustainable trade in...

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The Chinese Herbal Medicine Approach to Inflammation: Solving the Turmeric Paradox

Inflammation is the healing response of the body to tissue damage, and Chinese Herbal...

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The Art & Science of Herbal Formulation: Traditional Chinese Medicine

Herbalist Sebastian Pole explores what's in a traditional Chinese herbal formulation.

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Medicinal Mushrooms: An Introduction

Neither plants nor animals but sharing characteristics of both, mushrooms have much to offer...

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Ephedra: ma huang or ephedrine? – A lesson for herbal practitioners

Ephedra is a valuable herb. It is however banned in the USA. We take...

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The Jade Screen Project

The Jade Screen Project (JSP) offers immune-enhancing and anti-viral herbal formulae for front line...

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