Tree Peony

Tree Peony (Mu Dan Pi)

Giving patients the best plant medicine available is important to me. That’s why I order all of my whole, raw herbs from Spring Wind, an importer in California (despite crazy shipping fees – ulp!). Not only do they have the … Read More

Jié Gĕng (Platycodi Radix), Balloon Flower

This Chinese medicinal plant looks quite happy at its urban home in the mid-Atlantic. See the balloons? The root is used  for “shao yang” level disease manifesting as heat above with sore throat or acne. Of course, I can’t harvest … Read More