Herbal Fridays: Watermelon aka Xi Gua

Today is August 3rd, also known as National Watermelon Day!  I felt it is only appropriate to make todays herb the watermelon.  It is the perfect summer fruit! In TCM it is known to quell summerheat.  What is summerheat?  It is one of the pathogens that attacks the body in the summer time.  Symptoms are … Continue reading Herbal Fridays: Watermelon aka Xi Gua

Herbal Friday: Chen Pi aka Tangerine Peel

Chen Pi is such a wonderful herb.  Recently I have been craving it so much!  Possibly because you just can’t find citrus at the farmers market here.  I miss California and its citrus availablity so much since moving to the South.  Sometimes the selection at the market will just have to do. Anyways, the herb … Continue reading Herbal Friday: Chen Pi aka Tangerine Peel

Herbal Friday: Bo He aka Mint

It’s Herbal Friday again! And it is also the last Friday of spring! Into a new season we go. It has been really lovely being in Durham this spring. My favorite part is seeing all the flower pop up in the trees everywhere. The Mimosa Flowers are exceptionally beautiful! They are hot pink dainty things. … Continue reading Herbal Friday: Bo He aka Mint

Herbal Fridays: Pu Gong Ying aka Dandelion

TCM which stands for Traditional Chinese Medicine includes a whole array of healing modalities including herbal medicine.  This is the reason why I went to TCM school.  I wanted to be an herb woman.  Someone who could read the land (like Katniss from the Hunger Games).  I wanted to get back to the earth and … Continue reading Herbal Fridays: Pu Gong Ying aka Dandelion