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Aconite / Wolfbane (Fu Zi)

Hi , you are not enrolled in this Health Session. In Western herbalism aconite was largely used as a poison to kill enemies and hunt animals. It was not until the 18th century that its potential medicinal values began to be described and considered. In Traditional...
Blue-Green Algae (Lan Zao) / Spirulina

Blue-Green Algae (Lan Zao) / Spirulina

Hi , you are not enrolled in this Health Session. Blue-green algae and spirulina are highly nutritious foods that are loaded with proteins, antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. They are effectively used to boost immunity, improve heart health and digestion, as well...
Marshmallow (Yao Shu Kui)

Marshmallow (Yao Shu Kui)

Hi , you are not enrolled in this Health Session. Marshmallow contains mucilaginous properties that make it an excellent lung and gut protector. It can help treat inflamed mucous membranes in the stomach and respiratory systems. Ulcers, coughs, dry mouth, acid reflux,...
Gotu Kola (Ji Xue Sao)

Gotu Kola (Ji Xue Sao)

Hi , you are not enrolled in this Health Session. In the West gotu kola is primarily used to treat anxiety, poor memory, chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), varicose veins, and various skin conditions from eczema to healing burns and cuts. In Asia, gotu kola is a...
Clover (Mu)

Clover (Mu)

Hi , you are not enrolled in this Health Session. Red and white clovers have overlapping properties. Both are edible, highly nutritious, and can treat coughs, nausea, and dizziness associated with colds and flu. Both are useful for purifying and cleansing blood. Red...
Magnolia Tree (Huo Po)

Magnolia Tree (Huo Po)

Hi , you are not enrolled in this Health Session. Magnolia bark is an important herb in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for treating stress, anxiety, and insomnia. Similar to the flowers and buds, the bark has a lovely aromatic quality and also contains the...
Magnolia Flower (Hou Po Hua, Xin Yi)

Magnolia Flower (Hou Po Hua, Xin Yi)

Hi , you are not enrolled in this Health Session. Magnolia flowers are edible and popularly used as an essential oil to calm anxiety and support skin health. Magnolia flowers are also used to help treat asthma, colds, bronchitis, and other respiratory ailments. In...
Lion’s Tail (Kuang Ye De Da Jia)

Lion’s Tail (Kuang Ye De Da Jia)

Hi , you are not enrolled in this Health Session. Lion’s tail is known for its medicinal and mild psychoactive properties. It has traditionally been used to treat tuberculosis, jaundice, high blood pressure, diabetes, and as a compress to treat snake bites. South...
Cacao (Qiaokeli)

Cacao (Qiaokeli)

Hi , you are not enrolled in this Health Session. Cacao is best known for its lovely flavor and for being a superfood. Highly nutritious it contains a wide variety of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, polyphenols, flavonoids, and flavanols. Collectively these...
Lion’s Mane (Hou Tou Gu)

Lion’s Mane (Hou Tou Gu)

Hi , you are not enrolled in this Health Session. Lion’s mane is especially useful for supporting the brain, heart, and gut. It helps protect against dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, and damage to the nervous system, including strokes and physical injuries....
Pomegranate (Shi Liu)

Pomegranate (Shi Liu)

Hi , you are not enrolled in this Health Session. Pomegranates have been used for thousands of years. They are mentioned in Greek, Hebrew, Buddhist, Islamic, and Christian writings and mythology. Written records dating back to 1500 BCE mention pomegranate as a remedy...
Fennel (Xiao Hui Xiang)

Fennel (Xiao Hui Xiang)

Hi , you are not enrolled in this Health Session. Fennel is highly nutritious and full of antioxidants that support digestive function, ease sore throats, promote lactation, and soothe female disorders including menstrual cramping and menopausal symptoms such as hot...
Coconut (Ye Zi)

Coconut (Ye Zi)

Hi , you are not enrolled in this Health Session. Coconuts are full of lauric acid, the important saturated fatty acid that increases good-HDL that helps regulate cholesterol levels in blood. Coconuts are also a good source of potassium and electrolytes. Lactose-free,...
Poria (Fu Ling)

Poria (Fu Ling)

Hi , you are not enrolled in this Health Session. Poria is a type of mushroom. It looks like a small coconut or potato. Poria is used to boost immune function, calm anxiety, and support sleep. It also has antitumor properties. Next to licorice, it is the most...
Cayenne (La Jiao)

Cayenne (La Jiao)

Hi , you are not enrolled in this Health Session. Cayenne is best known for supporting heart and digestive health. It is also useful for treating arthritic pain, circulatory disruptions, skin disorders, and reducing the risk of cancer. It is also a popular remedy for...
Honey / Royal Jelly (Feng Wang)

Honey / Royal Jelly (Feng Wang)

Hi , you are not enrolled in this Health Session. Honey is a natural sugar substitute that also happens to pack a punch nutritionally. It contains minerals, vitamins, enzymes, and antioxidants that support heart health, build strength, ease cold and flu symptoms, and...
Frankincense (Ru Xiang)

Frankincense (Ru Xiang)

Hi , you are not enrolled in this Health Session. In the West, frankincense is best known as incense used in many sacred ceremonies, an essential oil used to help ease pain and anxiety, and as a perfume. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is respected as a Blood...
Myrrh (Mo Yao)

Myrrh (Mo Yao)

Hi , you are not enrolled in this Health Session. Myrrh, an amber to black colored resin, is a sacred medicinal used for thousands of years as an incense, to help stop bleeding, and to embalm mummies. If you are seeking to help your spirit locate the divine, myrrh is...
Cedar (Xue Song)

Cedar (Xue Song)

Hi , you are not enrolled in this Health Session. Cedar is an ancient healing tree associated with many sacred rites and healing powers by many cultures the world over. Native American peoples used it to treat a wide variety of conditions, including coughs, fevers,...
Cardamom (Bai Dou Kou – Amomum)

Cardamom (Bai Dou Kou – Amomum)

Hi , you are not enrolled in this Health Session. Cardamom is especially known for its aromatic and digestive properties. It can help soothe indigestion, nausea, constipation, bloating, and calm stomach ulcers. It has detoxification and diuretic properties that help...