This past weekend I spent a whole day walking in the woods and flowering trees at my local arboretum. Many of the wildflowers were in bloom, the crab apple trees were in full flowery showiness, and the marsh marigolds were bright yellow and poking through the cattails.
As a practitioner of Chinese medicine, I tend to look at the world a little differently than most. When I look at people, things like their appearance, the sparkle in their eyes, or the condition of their skin . . . → Read More: Chinese Herbs and a Walk in the Woods
Sometimes it seems that Chinese herbal medicine is complicated. For some people, a stereotype exists that Chinese herbs only come from potions made of exotic plants and animal parts that are found only in the furthest corners of China. However, in some cases, Chinese medicinals can be very simple and are frequently found growing in your garden or in pots on your front step. Such is the case with chrysanthemums.
A common garden plant that blooms in the fall, chrysanthemums, or mums, are used . . . → Read More: Chrysanthemum Flowers as a Chinese Herb