This episode covers the Chinese herb Hong Qu (Red Yeast Rice). This is an absolutely amazing herb which revolutionized drug care for cardiac patients. We will be taking a deep dive into cholesterol, what it is and how it is treated, as well as the discoverer of statin drugs. Which just happened to be discovered by researching this episode’s herb. As usual we will be covering the basics of Chinese herbology including category and functions, the history, quality, science, pharmacology, evidence, and any potential interactions of each herb. Please join us for a discussion of this super important and yet relatively obscure herb.