Chinese herbs Tag

Xian He Cao – Red-Crowned Crane’s Herb Pharmaceutical Name: Herba Agrimoniae One summer two Chinese officials were making a long trip to Peking (now called Beijing) to take a national examination for promotion.  Seeing that time was almost running out, they hastened their journey, only to find...

Pu Gong Ying – Asian Dandelion or “Fisherman’s Herb” Pharmaceutical Name: Herba Taraxaci The 16-year old daughter of a government official in ancient China was suffering from mastitis with a triangular lump underneath her left breast.  She was in pain and was becoming very worried, but she...

Gou Qi Zi - Goji berry or Wolfberry Pharmaceutical Name: Fructus Lycii There is a story about a Chinese traveler who, while passing through a village called Xihe, happened to witness a young lady beating an old man with grey hair all over his head.  The young...

A client I see in my acupuncture and Chinese medicine clinic, who grew up eating wild herbs in his native Caribbean country, had a friend dig up some knotweed roots and bring them back to Canada for him.  He thought it would benefit him with his...

This week’s health tip is for those special little baby bundles in our lives.  When teeth first come in around six months of age, this process also comes with pain, swollen gums and possibly a host of other issues like lack of appetite, upset stomach,...