Sperb‘s Herbs Ep. 36 – Calamus

This episode covers the herb calamus, Acori calami Rhizoma, or shui chang pu. This herb is used in the Western, Chinese, and Ayurvedic traditions of medicine. We will look at its various functions and how they may compare between traditions. And, as usual, we will be covering the basics of herbology including category, and functions, as well as the history, quality, science, pharmacology, evidence, and any potential interactions of each herb. And as always, we will look at something a little different: we will continue our introduction into pao zhi or preparation of herbs. Join us to learn about calamus.

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