Monthly Archives: January 2016

Herbs for the Dark Days

The Holidays are over, but winter is still here. The cold is going around again, and many will find that seasonal depression strikes again. I’d like to share some of my favorite herbal remedies for this time of year. Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus, huang qi) If you get sick often, and find yourself feeling run down, [...]

January 28th, 2016|

What’s the deal with Ginseng?

Ginseng is the big herb on the block these days, with crazy claims being made left and right. Who and what is it really good for? Ginseng is considered a tonic herb, and is incredibly popular all over Asia. A tonic herb is one that “Tonifies the Qi,” which put simply means that it boosts [...]

January 8th, 2016|