This episode of Sperb’s Herbs looks at a very special herb: ai ye or mugwort. On the surface, this herb does not appear to be super useful or used in a lot of formulas. However, it is beyond a doubt the most important herb for acupuncture. This is because it is the primary herb used […]
This is not only Sperb’s Herbs first discussion of a category of herbs, it also happens to be the first category of herbs learned by most practitioners. Join us as we explore how external conditions occur and how they are treated using Warm and Release the Exterior Herbs. As usual, we will look at traditional […]
Finally, an “A” lister: Dang Gui is definitely one of the all-stars of Chinese herbology. As a cornerstone of many formulas to help build the blood and affect the menses, it is one of the most important herbs in the Chinese pharmacopoeia. Join us as we explore this herb in its traditional context, in current western […]
Shā Rén, one of the cardamoms, is one of my favorite herbs, for many reasons. Besides being one of the best tasting herbs, it’s actions speak to me by helping to treat dampness and strengthen the spleen. While not necessarily an “A” list herb, please join us as we explore it. Approved for both California Acupuncture […]
Gǒu Qǐ Zǐ, also known as Goji or Goji berries, has become an incredibly popular “super food” in the last several years. This podcast will explore this herb, it’s Chinese history and uses, as well as the hype surrounding it. Is all the hype deserved? Or not?