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The Mulberry Tree in Chinese Herbology

One of the most useful plants in Chinese herbal medicine is the white mulberry plant, Morus alba. Since ancient times the Chinese have used this plant for raising silkworms which utilize the tree’s leaves as their main source of food. Chinese medical practitioners have used several parts of this plant for centuries to treat various … Continued

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Beat The Heat with Cooling Herbs

During the hot weather, we automatically reach for an iced cold drink to cool us down and quench our thirst. But is it the best thing for us? Drinking iced cold fluids only lowers the body temperature temporarily. The stomach then has to work twice as hard to produce enough heat for digestion making you … Continued

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Winter Wind and Chinese Medicinal Herbs

Chinese Medicine emphasizes the benefits of living in harmony with our environment and its cycles. Winter with its coldness and increased darkness encourages us to go inward, slow down, to give ourselves time to reflect and replenish our energy and conserve our strength.   ‘TIS THE SEASON: Winter is commonly a time of colds and … Continued

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Mums in Bloom

These cases are perfectly simple and easy to distinguish. In a free hour, when our power of choice is untrammelled and when nothing prevents our being able to do what we like best.

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