Suan Zao Ren-Sour Jujube Seed-Ziziphus Semen-Herb of the Week

Sour Jujube Dates - Suan Zao Ren in Chinese Pin Yin and Ziziphus Spinosae Semen is the Latin/pharmaceutical name. The Jujube dates themselves are also used quite a bit and they are often used in food therapy because they taste great and go well in hot cereals, congee, and kicharee. The dates and the seeds that are used as herbs are not the same, the jujube seed we use is not the seed found inside the jujube dates used [...]

Easy Herbal Remedies for Kidney and Gall Bladder Stones

Kidney and Gall Bladder stones are typically types of calcifications formed in these ducts. When able to grow to a size larger than the excretion tubes intense pain can stem from scratching and spasming of the smooth muscle. Although almost nearly all of them are crystilizations most of the crystals are calcium based. Sounds simple, just lower your calcium intake? Wrong, no evidence seems to point to any indication of lower calcium intake leading to no stones, but on the [...]

Herb of the Week-Rou Gui, Cinnamon Bark

Rou Gui can just as well be your regular cinnamon bark; however the strongest form is from Vietnam. Cinnamon bark has been used as an herb in cooking for a very long time. Everything from treats, foods and tea use cinnamon for its flavoring. The herb is warming and this is no secret to the public. This herb is used in winter time drinks for internal warmth and spicy flavor. In Chinese Herbal Medicine Rou Gui have some very [...]

Herb of the Week-Hong Hua, Safflower, Carthami Flos

Hong Hua is a very useful and definantly a common herb used in CHinese and Western Herbalism. This herb is also pretty common to most people as Safflower. Hong Hua translates to Red Flower in English from Chinese. Not quite as poetic as some of the other herbs, but as you can see it is very red even after it is dried and ready to use. Herbal Uses- Used to move (invigorate) blood flow. (more…)

Herbs for Health, Vitality & Longevity

Its time to bring in the New Year and what better than to resolute Health, Long Life, and Vitality while steering free of colds and keeping your hair color! I have some herbs along with some preparations to achieve such goals this year! I have some Chinese Herbs and some Western Herbs for you to use, and I will try to give you some tips on some of the easier herbs to aquire (local health food stores). A New Year's Resolution [...]

Is Fish Oil Better than Drugs For Preventing Heart Disease

Fish oil and Omega fatty acids, namely Omega-3, continue to show more and more health benefits. Omega fatty acids have been researched for effectiveness against cancer,  brain function, depression, cardiovascular disorders, and much more. Although Omegas have been researched for heart conditions, researchers are putting it up to the test against pharmaceuticals. Recently an Italian study put Omega 3 fatty acid pills against the pharmaceutical drug Crestor (Rosuvastatin). Here is the breakdown of the results: 3500 patients per each category. 4 [...]

Airborne Herb List- Herbal Explanation, Formula Explained, and Comparison

As the popularity of Airborne increases more and more controversy surrounds the product as they gain customers. There is alot of controversy as to whether or not the formula works or not. I am going to go ahead and list out the herbs in the formula and explain their usage in this formula. Airborne has the following list of herbs: Loniceria / Jin Yin Hua / Honeysuckle Forsythia / Lian Qiao Jin Yin Hua and Forsythia are usually used together and have a [...]

Finding the Best Health Products on the market!

As you know the internet is a big place! Search engines have gotten really, really big but WHY? Because the internet is too big to search yourself, it is too big to look at directories, it is too big to rely on many things! Because there are so many new sites and scammers out there, the search engines will sometimes not show you the best results, just the best results to their algorithm and that's okay! No matter how [...]

The 1 Herb to Rule Them All

No reason to read this article because you already know the answer? However, my answer is not Ginseng, nor Echinacea. My herbal ruler can do many things and do them well. In fact, my herbal ruler has a very unusual property up its sleeve. Let me explain why my picks aren’t the popular Chinese Ginseng or the Western Echinacea herb which are widely considered the king herbs globally and are in demand that also carry a high price tag. Echinacea [...]

Your Cure for ‘Buffet Syndrome’ -Shan Zha / Hawthorn Berry

Familiar with the famous stomach ache and pain after your 3rd trip through the Chinese Buffet line? Did your last trip to Las Vegas leave you in a 'Carb Comatose' from all the Buffets? Regardless your eating style you may have experienced the same symptoms from weak GI tract or many other reasons. In Chinese Medicine this is known as Food Stagnation. The intestines are very durable but have their limit. When more food is taken in than your body [...]