Tree Peony (Mu Dan Pi)

Tree Peony

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 strictest testing standards for contaminants, but their love for the medicine shines through in 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 a useful quantity, so I just grow it for fun. We have a few more … Read more