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  • Bai Zhi Certified


    Bai Zhi (Radix Angelicae)
    Properties: acrid, warm
    Channels: Lungs, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Warm and dispersing. Very fragrant to open orifices (e.g. the nose). Also good for frontal headaches and sinus pain, in gynaecology is often used for vaginal discharge. Can be used for sores and boils to expel pus and thus reduce swelling.
    Additional Notes: The ‘Certified’ label on this herb means it has shown non-detectable levels of pesticides and heavy metals. While all our herbs are tested for safe levels of pesticides and heavy metals, the certified labelling means that the most susceptible herbs are only stocked when they show a non-detectable level. See Herb Sourcing for more details.

  • Bing Pian


    Bing Pian (Borneolum)
    Properties: acrid, bitter, cool
    Channels: Heart, Lungs, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Acrid-dispersing, aromatically mobilizing and piercing, opens the orifices and disperses fire constraint.
    Additional Notes: Most often used externally in washes at doses of 1-3g. Internally the dose should be much less and given in powders (should not be heated).

  • Shi Chang Pu


    Shi Chang Pu (Rhizoma Acori tatarinowii)
    Properties: acrid, slightly warm, aromatic
    Channels: Heart, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Transforms dampness, strengthens the Spleen and Stomach, dislodges phlegm, opens the sensory orifices. Also promotes blood flow and reduces swelling (e.g. for cold-damp joint pain and sores).

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