Sperb‘s Herbs Ep. 16 – Bai Tou Weng (Pulsatilla)

The Chinese herb Bai Tou Weng (Pulsatilla) is not an A-lister, but it is a useful herb. This episode will cover what it does, its history, and the science and pharmacology behind it. Plus, as something a little different, we are going to discuss “toxins,” both from a modern alternative medicine perspective (spoiler alert: not a fan), and a Chinese medical approach. Some controversy is ahead, so buckle up and join us for a unique episode…

Picture Credit: Ming herbal (painting): Chinese pulsatilla [root]. Credit: Wellcome CollectionAttribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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