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  • Ai Ye (Raw)

    $0.02

    Ai Ye (Raw) (Artemisiae argyi Folium)
    Properties: bitter, acrid, warm
    Channels: Spleen, Liver, Kidneys
    Key Characteristics: Dispels cold-damp, stops pain due to cold, stops bleeding and calms the fetus. Also stops itching due to dampness (especially applied externally with other herbs to stop itch such as Di Fu Zi or Bai Xian Pi).

  • Ba Ji Tian

    $0.09

    Ba Ji Tian (Morindae officinalis Radix)
    Properties: acrid, sweet, warm
    Channels: Kidneys, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies Kidney yang without being too drying, augments essence, expels wind-damp. Also strengthens sinews.

  • Bai Bian Dou (Chao)

    $0.05

    Bai Bian Dou (Chao) (Semen Dolichoris lablab)
    Properties: sweet, neutral
    Channels: Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Clears summerheat.
    Additional Notes: This is the dry-fried form. Dry-fried Bai Bian Dou is good for loose stool and supporting Spleen. If raw is desired please select Bai Bian Dou (Raw) from the herbs list.

  • Bai Bian Dou (Raw)

    $0.04

    Bai Bian Dou (Raw) (Semen Dolichoris lablab)
    Properties: sweet, neutral
    Channels: Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Clears summerheat.
    Additional Notes: This is the raw form. Dry-fried Bai Bian Dou is good for loose stool and supporting Spleen. If dry-fried is desired please select Bai Bian Dou (Chao) from the herbs list.

  • Bai Bu (Raw)

    $0.06

    Bai Bu (Raw) (Radix Stemonae)
    Properties: sweet, bitter, slightly warm (or neutral)
    Channels: Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Strongly directs qi downward to stop all types of cough, but especially chronic and deficient cough. Also applied externally as a decoction of its raw form for head lice, fleas and bacterial vaginosis.
    Additional Notes: This is the raw form. Use raw form externally for head lice, fleas and bacterial vaginosis. We also offer Bai Bu prepared with honey as this is standard for internal use. If needed for internal use please select Bai Bu (Zhi) from the herbs list.

  • Bai Bu (Zhi)

    $0.07

    Bai Bu (Zhi) (Radix Stemonae)
    Properties: sweet, bitter, slightly warm (or neutral)
    Channels: Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Strongly directs qi downward to stop all types of cough, but especially chronic and deficient cough. Also applied externally as a decoction of its raw form for head lice, fleas and bacterial vaginosis.
    Additional Notes: This is the prepared form. We prepare our Bai Bu with honey as this is standard for internal use. Use raw form externally for head lice, fleas and bacterial vaginosis. If raw form is desired please select Bai Bu (Raw) from the herbs list.

  • Bai Dou Kou

    $0.07

    Bai Dou Kou (Fructus Amomi krervanh)
    Properties: acrid, aromatic slightly warm (or neutral)
    Channels: Lungs, Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Disseminates Lung qi, awakens the Spleen, transforms damp, pierces through and disperses turbidity. Best for upper and middle Jiao turbid damp.

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  • Bai He

    $0.09

    Bai He (Bulbus Lilii)
    Properties: sweet, slightly bitter, slightly cold
    Channels: Heart, Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Nourishes Lung yin, drains heat from the Heart, stops cough, quiets the spirit.

  • Bai Hua She She Cao

    $0.04

    Bai Hua She She Cao (Herba Hedyotidis diffusae)
    Properties: bitter, sweet, cold
    Channels: Liver, Stomach, Large Intestine.
    Key Characteristics: Clears heat, eliminates toxins, also promotes urination, used for a variety of cancers.
    Additional Notes: A very lightweight but bulky herb, the usually-prescribed large doses (15-30g) make bags and herb pots very full, please inform your patient.

  • Bai Ji

    $0.42

    Bai Ji (Rhizoma Bletillae)
    Properties: bitter, sweet, cool, Astringent
    Channels: Lungs, Stomach, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Restrains to stop bleeding, reduces swelling. Generates flesh when applied topically for sores, ulcers and to reduce swelling. Especially good for chronic non-healing ulcers.
    Additional Notes: Often powdered and taken at the same time as the decoction rather than directly decocting, as it makes decoctions very thick and viscous, especially in higher doses. If prescribed we will bag herb individually to be taken separately. Inform your patient. Expensive.

  • Bai Ji Li

    $0.03

    Bai Ji Li (Fructus Tribuli)
    Properties: acrid, bitter, warm
    Channels: Liver, Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Expels wind, brightens eyes, calms ascendant Liver yang, stops itching, breaks up stagnation of qi and blood. Also dredges Liver qi and stops itching (e.g. for vaginal ‘thrush’).

  • Bai Jiang Can (Prepared)

    $0.23

    Bai Jiang Can (Prepared) (Bombyx batryticatus)
    Properties: acrid, salty, neutral
    Channels: Liver, Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Eliminates wind, drains heat, transforms phlegm, disperses clumping. Also stops itching and pain.
    Additional Notes: We only dispense the prepared form. We soak the petrified silkworms in vinegar and then bake them dry, which reduces the bad taste quite a bit. At 6g most people do not complain. Expensive.

  • Bai Jiang Cao

    $0.02

    Bai Jiang Cao (Herba Thlaspi)
    Properties: acrid, bitter, slightly cold
    Channels: Liver, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Clears heat, eliminates toxins, also harmonizes the Stomach and improves digestion. Especially good for vaginal discharge. Also stops pain (e.g. postpartum or post-operative pain) and breaks up blood stasis
    Additional Notes: This is not Patrinia, the herb most common in China.

  • Bai Jie Zi (Chao)

    $0.04

    Bai Jie Zi (Chao) (Semen Sinapis)
    Properties: acrid, warm
    Channels: Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Mobilizes channels to eliminate phlegm by penetrating yin to restore movement to yang, transforms cold-phlegm, dissipates clumps. Also promotes movement of qi and stops pain (e.g. due to phlegm obstruction, or deeper in the yin levels of the epigastric or abdominal regions).
    Additional Notes: This is the dry-fried form of Bai Jie Zi. We dry-fry the Bai Jie Zi as raw mustard seed can irritate the stomach. Best not decocted for too long (but a bit longer than the usual “add at end” herbs). If raw is desired (e.g. for external use) please select Bai Jie Zi (Raw) from the herbs list. If you would like us to bag seperately please write in the ‘special instructions’ text box, during checkout.

  • Bai Jie Zi (Raw)

    $0.02

    Bai Jie Zi (Raw) (Semen Sinapis)
    Properties: acrid, warm
    Channels: Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Mobilizes channels to eliminate phlegm by penetrating yin to restore movement to yang, transforms cold-phlegm, dissipates clumps. Also promotes movement of qi and stops pain (e.g. due to phlegm obstruction, or deeper in the yin levels of the epigastric or abdominal regions).
    Additional Notes: This is the raw form of Bai Jie Zi which can irritate the stomach. For internal decoctions please select our dry-fried Bai Jie Zi. If dry-fried is desired please select Bai Jie Zi (Chao) from the herbs list.

  • Bai Mao Gen

    $0.02

    Bai Mao Gen (Rhizoma Imperatae)
    Properties: sweet, cold, slippery
    Channels: Lungs, Stomach, Small Intestine, Bladder
    Key Characteristics: Cools blood, stops bleeding, clears heat in the Lungs and Stomach, promotes urination. Especially indicated for nosebleeds and blood in the urine.

  • Bai Qian

    $0.10

    Bai Qian (Radix Et Rhizoma Cynanchi stauntonii)
    Properties: acrid, sweet, neutral (or slightly warm)
    Channels: Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Directs Lung qi downward, good for any type of cough, especially for phlegm in the throat.

  • Bai Shao (Chao) Certified

    $0.07

    Bai Shao (Chao) (Radix Albus Paeoniae)
    Properties: bitter, sour, cool
    Channels: Liver, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies Liver blood, restrains yin, extinguishes wind, stops pain, nourishes Liver and Spleen yin. Also adjusts the nutritive and protective qi to reduce sweating.
    Additional Notes: This is the dry-fried form. We offer three forms of Bai Shao.
    A) Raw Bai Shao which is cooler. If raw is desired please select Bai Shao (Raw) from the herbs list.
    B) Dry-fried Bai Shao is better to nourish the blood, relax the Liver and stop pain.
    C) Vinegar-fried Bai Shao has much stronger pain-stopping effects. If vinegar-fried is desired please select Bai Shao (Cu) from the herbs list.
    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.

  • Bai Shao (Cu) Certified

    $0.07

    Bai Shao (Cu) (Radix Albus Paeoniae)
    Properties: bitter, sour, cool
    Channels: Liver, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies Liver blood, restrains yin, extinguishes wind, stops pain, nourishes Liver and Spleen yin. Also adjusts the nutritive and protective qi to reduce sweating.
    Additional Notes: This is the vinegar-fried form. We offer three forms of Bai Shao.
    A) Raw Bai Shao is cooler. If raw is desired please select Bai Shao (Raw) from the herbs list.
    B) Dry-fried Bai Shao is better to nourish the blood, relax the Liver and stop pain. If dry-fried is desired please select Bai Shao (Chao) from the herbs list.
    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.

  • Bai Shao (Raw) Certified

    $0.05

    Bai Shao (Raw) (Radix Albus Paeoniae)
    Properties: bitter, sour, cool
    Channels: Liver, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies Liver blood, restrains yin, extinguishes wind, stops pain, nourishes Liver and Spleen yin. Also adjusts the nutritive and protective qi to reduce sweating.
    Additional Notes: This is the raw form. We offer three forms of Bai Shao.
    A) Raw Bai Shao is cooler.
    B) Dry-fried Bai Shao is better to nourish the blood, relax the Liver and stop pain. If dry-fried is desired please select Bai Shao (Chao) from the herbs list.
    C) Vinegar-fried Bai Shao has much stronger pain-stopping effects. If vinegar-fried is desired please select Bai Shao (Cu) from the herbs list.
    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.

  • Bai Wei

    $0.04

    Bai Wei (Radix Cynanchi atrati)
    Properties: bitter, salty, cold
    Channels: Lungs, Stomach, Kidneys
    Key Characteristics: Clears heat from deficiency, also vents pathogens, cools the blood and facilitates urination. Specific for hot blood in the urine during or after pregnancy.
    Additional Notes: Small doses sufficient (6g).

  • Bai Xian Pi

    $0.12

    Bai Xian Pi (Cortex Dictamni Radicis)
    Properties: bitter, cold
    Channels: Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Clears heat, eliminates toxins, also stops itch.
    Additional Notes: Due to tendency to cause Liver injury, maximum dose should be 10g.

  • Bai Zhi Certified

    $0.05

    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.

  • Bai Zhu (Chao)

    $0.04

    Bai Zhu (Chao) (Rhizoma Atractylodis macrocephalae)
    Properties: bitter, sweet, warm
    Channels: Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies Spleen qi, dries dampness, calms the fetus. Also secures the surface to stop spontaneous perspiration due to dampness causing disharmony of nutritive and protective qi.
    Additional Notes: This is the dry-fried form which is better for stopping loose stool and calming the fetus. Raw Bai Zhu is more moistening within its ability to dry dampness, and enriches Spleen and Stomach yin. If raw is desired please select Bai Zhu (Raw) from the herbs list.

  • Bai Zhu (Raw)

    $0.03

    Bai Zhu (Raw) (Rhizoma Atractylodis macrocephalae)
    Properties: bitter, sweet, warm
    Channels: Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies Spleen qi, dries dampness, calms the fetus. Also secures the surface to stop spontaneous perspiration due to dampness causing disharmony of nutritive and protective qi.
    Additional Notes: This is the raw form. Raw Bai Zhu is more moistening within its ability to dry dampness, and enriches Spleen and Stomach yin. We also dispense dry-fried Bai Zhu which is better for stopping loose stool and calming the fetus. If dry-fried is desired please select Bai Zhu (Chao) from the herbs list.

  • Bai Zi Ren

    $0.08

    Bai Zi Ren (Semen Platycladi)
    Properties: sweet, neutral
    Channels: Heart, Kidneys, Large Intestine
    Key Characteristics: Nourishes Heart blood and yin to calm the spirit, moistens the Kidneys and Large Intestine. Also used for night sweats from yin deficiency.

  • Ban Lan Gen Certified

    $0.05

    Ban Lan Gen (Radix Isatidis seu Baphicacanthi)
    Properties: bitter, cold
    Channels: Heart, Lungs, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Clears heat, eliminates toxins, cools the blood and benefits the throat.
    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.

  • Ban Xia (Jiang)

    $0.03

    Ban Xia (Jiang) (Rhizoma Pinelliae)
    Properties: acrid, warm, slippery, toxic
    Channels: Lungs, Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Dries damp and phlegm, stops cough, directs qi downward, stops vomiting, dissipates nodules and knots.
    Additional Notes: All of the Ban Xia we dispense is prepared in the standard fashion to remove toxicity.

  • Ban Zhi Lian

    $0.03

    Ban Zhi Lian (Radix Scutellariae barbatae)
    Properties: acrid, bitter, cold
    Channels: Large Intestine, Liver, Lungs, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Clears heat, eliminates toxins, relieves stasis, promotes urination

  • Bei Sha Shen Certified

    $0.10

    Bei Sha Shen (Radix Glehniae)
    Properties:
    Channels: Lungs, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Nourishes yin, clears the Lungs, augments the Stomach, generates fluids.
    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.

  • Bi Xie

    $0.04

    Bi Xie (Rhizoma Dioscoreae hypoglaucae)
    Properties: bitter, neutral
    Channels: Bladder, Liver, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Expels lower Jiao dampness, separates clear from turbid. Soothes tendons and unblocks collaterals from wind-damp or damp-heat. Also clears damp-heat from the skin.

  • Bian Xu

    $0.02

    Bian Xu (Herba Polygoni avicularis)
    Properties: bitter, slightly cold
    Channels: Bladder
    Key Characteristics: Clears damp-heat and facilitates urination.

  • Bie Jia (Powder)

    $0.14

    Bie Jia (Carapax Trionycis)
    Properties: salty, cold
    Channels: Liver, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Nourishes yin, subdues yang, clears heat from deficiency, softens hardness, disperses clumping. Also invigorates blood and promotes menstruation.
    Additional Notes: Please tell your patient that as this is a powdered herb the bag should be opened slowly to stop the powder from escaping. For best results open the bag upside down inside the pot with a small amount of water in the bottom and once the bag is removed quickly close the lid.

  • Bing Lang

    $0.04

    Bing Lang (Semen Arecae)
    Properties: acrid, bitter, warm
    Channels: Large Intestine, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Expels parasites (especially tapeworm, but also most other intestinal parasites, and blood flukes), promotes movement of qi, facilitates urination, resolves phlegm and food stagnation, directs qi downward. Also used for malarial disorders.

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  • Bing Pian

    $0.11

    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 pills or powders (should not be heated).

  • Bo He

    $0.04

    Bo He (Herba Menthae Haplocalycis)
    Properties: acrid, aromatic, cool
    Channels: Lungs, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Disperses exterior wind-heat, also opens orifices, vents rashes and frees Liver qi.
    Additional Notes: Use small doses and short boiling time.

  • Bu Gu Zhi Certified

    $0.05

    Bu Gu Zhi (Fructus Psoraleae)
    Properties: acrid, bitter, Very warm
    Channels: Kidneys, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies Kidney and Spleen yang, secures essence, aids Kidneys in grasping qi, and secures the urination. Also good for diarrhea due to Spleen and Kidney yang deficiency. Can be applied externally for vitiligo (the skin is then briefly exposed to sunlight, then the herb is washed off).
    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.

  • Can Sha

    $0.05

    Can Sha (Excrementum Bombycis)
    Properties: sweet, acrid, warm
    Channels: Liver, Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Dries dampness, expels wind. Also settles the Stomach and stops itch. Good for deficient patients as its effects are gentle and harmonious.

  • Cang Er Zi (Prepared)

    $0.04

    Cang Er Zi (Prepared) (Fructus Xanthii)
    Properties: sweet, bitter, warm, somewhat toxic
    Channels: Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Warm and dispersing. Best for unblocking sinus, but also good for toothache, sinus headache and also for painful obstruction and occipital headache.
    Additional Notes: We only dispense the prepared form which is dry-fried in order to reduce its toxicity.

  • Cang Zhu (Chao)

    $0.10

    Cang Zhu (Chao) (Rhizoma Atractylodis)
    Properties: acrid, bitter, warm, aromatic
    Channels: Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Dries dampness, induces sweating to expel wind-damp, strengthens Spleen and Stomach, clears lower Jiao damp, treats atrophy disorders from damp-heat in the lower Jiao, helps vision (e.g. for night-blindness or poor vision with a rough sensation in the eyes).
    Additional Notes: This is the dry-fried form. Dry- fried Cang Zhu is less sweat inducing. We also offer raw Cang Zhu. If raw is desired please select Cang Zhu (Raw) from the herbs list.

  • Cang Zhu (Raw)

    $0.09

    Cang Zhu (Raw) (Rhizoma Atractylodis)
    Properties: acrid, bitter, warm, aromatic
    Channels: Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Dries dampness, induces sweating to expel wind-damp, strengthens Spleen and Stomach, clears lower Jiao damp, treats atrophy disorders from damp-heat in the lower Jiao, helps vision (e.g. for night-blindness or poor vision with a rough sensation in the eyes).
    Additional Notes: This is the raw form. We also offer Cang Zhu (Chao) which is dry-fried to be less sweat inducing. If dry-fried is desired please select Cang Zhu (Chao) from the herbs list.

  • Cang Zhu (Raw) Spring Wind

    $0.33

    Cang Zhu (Raw) (Rhizoma Atractylodis)
    Properties: acrid, bitter, warm, aromatic
    Channels: Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Dries dampness, induces sweating to expel wind-damp, strengthens Spleen and Stomach, clears lower Jiao damp, treats atrophy disorders from damp-heat in the lower Jiao, helps vision (e.g. for night-blindness or poor vision with a rough sensation in the eyes).
    Additional Notes: This is the raw form. We also offer Cang Zhu (Chao) which is dry-fried to be less sweat inducing. If dry-fried is desired please select Cang Zhu (Chao) from the herbs list.
    The Spring Wind label on this herb indicates that you are selecting our highest quality herbs available. To read more about Spring Wind herbs visit our partnered businesses page.

  • Cao Dou Kou

    $0.05

    Cao Dou Kou (Semen Alpiniae katsumadai)
    Properties: acrid, warm, aromatic
    Channels: Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Warms the middle Jiao, mobilizes qi, dries turbid damp, especially for clumping of cold-dampness or cold-phlegm-damp.

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  • Ce Bai Ye (Raw)

    $0.04

    Ce Bai Ye (Raw) (Cacumen Biotae)
    Properties: bitter, Astringent, slightly cold
    Channels: Lungs, Liver, Large Intestine
    Key Characteristics: Cools heat, inhibits bleeding due to blood heat, stops cough, expels phlegm. Also promotes healing of burns (applied externally in powder). Also often used for hair loss.

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  • Chai Hu Certified

    $0.14

    Chai Hu (Radix Bupleuri)
    Properties: bitter, acrid, cool
    Channels: Gallbladder, Liver, Pericardium, San Jiao
    Key Characteristics: Disperses exterior wind-heat, also spreads Liver qi and lifts yang qi.
    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.

  • Chan Tui (Powder)

    $0.39

    Chan Tui (Periostracum Cicadae)
    Properties: sweet, salty, slightly cold
    Channels: Lungs, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Disperses exterior wind-heat, also stops itch, vents rashes, clears the eyes, and extinguishes wind to stop spasms.
    Additional Notes: Please tell your patient that as this is a powdered herb the bag should be opened slowly to stop the powder from escaping. For best results open the bag upside down inside the pot with a small amount of water in the bottom and once the bag is removed quickly close the lid. Expensive.

  • Che Qian Cao

    $0.02

    Che Qian Cao (Herba Plantaginis)
    Properties: sweet, cold, slippery
    Channels: Kidneys, Bladder, Liver, Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Facilitates urination, separates clear and turbid fluids, guides damp-heat downward and out through urination. Also good for clearing heat from the eyes. The actions are the same as Che Qian Zi, except less diuretic and more cooling and antitoxic.

  • Che Qian Cao Spring Wind

    $0.10

    Che Qian Cao (Herba Plantaginis)
    Properties: sweet, cold, slippery
    Channels: Kidneys, Bladder, Liver, Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Facilitates urination, separates clear and turbid fluids, guides damp-heat downward and out through urination. Also good for clearing heat from the eyes. The actions are the same as Che Qian Zi, except less diuretic and more cooling and antitoxic.
    The Spring Wind label on this herb indicates that you are selecting our highest quality herbs available. To read more about Spring Wind herbs visit our partnered businesses page.

  • Che Qian Zi

    $0.04

    Che Qian Zi (Semen Plantaginis)
    Properties: sweet, cold, slippery
    Channels: Kidneys, Bladder, Liver, Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Facilitates urination, separates clear and turbid fluids, guides damp-heat downward and out through urination. Also good for clearing heat from the eyes.
    Additional Notes: 10g is usually sufficient, if a higher dosage is desired the herbs tend to get excessively gelatinous. Therefore the patient should be informed that there will be a washable muslin cloth included with their herbs to be used for straining.
    As slippery, be cautious in pregnancies with a history of miscarriage.

  • Chen Pi

    $0.09

    Chen Pi (Pericarpium Citri reticulatae)
    Properties: acrid, bitter, warm, aromatic
    Channels: Lungs, Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Moves qi, also settles Stomach and cuts phlegm.

  • Chi Shao (Cu)

    $0.07

    Chi Shao (Cu) (Paeonia Radix rubra)
    Properties: sour, bitter, slightly cold
    Channels: Liver, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Invigorates the blood, also cools Liver blood and is good for rashes, sores and abscesses.
    Additional Notes: This is the vinegar prepared form which is better for stopping pain. We also offer raw. If raw is desired please select Chi Shao (Raw) from the herbs list.

  • Chi Shao (Raw)

    $0.06

    Chi Shao (Raw) (Paeonia Radix rubra)
    Properties: sour, bitter, slightly cold
    Channels: Liver, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Invigorates the blood, also cools Liver blood and is good for rashes, sores and abscesses.
    Additional Notes: This is the raw form. We also offer vinegar prepared Chi Shao which is better for stopping pain. If vinegar prepared is desired please select Chi Shao (Cu) from the herbs list.

  • Chi Shao (Raw) Spring Wind

    $0.20

    Chi Shao (Raw) (Paeonia Radix rubra)
    Properties: sour, bitter, slightly cold
    Channels: Liver, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Invigorates the blood, also cools Liver blood and is good for rashes, sores and abscesses.
    Additional Notes: This is the raw form. We also offer vinegar prepared Chi Shao which is better for stopping pain. If vinegar prepared is desired please select Chi Shao (Cu) from the herbs list.
    The Spring Wind label on this herb indicates that you are selecting our highest quality herbs available. To read more about Spring Wind herbs visit our partnered businesses page.

  • Chi Shi Zi

    $0.02

    Chi Shi Zhi (Hallyositum rubrum)
    Properties: sweet, sour, astringent, warm
    Channels: Stomach, Large Intestine, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Binds to stop chronic diarrhea and uterine bleeding, generates flesh to assist healing of chronic sores (especially applied externally), gently augments the Stomach qi.
    Additional Notes: Use with caution in pregnancy. As this herb is a clay we provide a reusable muslin bag for straining the herbs once decocted, please inform your patient.

  • Chi Xiao Dou

    $0.03

    Chi Xiao Dou (Semen Phaseoli)
    Properties: sweet, sour, neutral
    Channels: Heart, Small Intestine
    Key Characteristics: Clears damp edema and fire, dispels blood stasis, reduces swelling and clears fire toxins.
    Additional Notes: Very large doses (over 30g) should be avoided in pregnancy.

  • Chong Wei Zi

    $0.05

    Chong Wei Zi (Semen Leonuri)
    Properties: sweet, cool
    Channels: Liver, Unknown
    Key Characteristics: Invigorates the blood, also good for eyes and headaches.
    Additional Notes: Don’t exceed 15g per day.

  • Chuan Bei Mu

    $0.27

    Chuan Bei Mu (Bulbus Fritillariae cirrhosae)
    Properties: bitter, sweet, cool
    Channels: Heart, Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Cools, moistens, directs Lung qi and Heart fire downward, relieves constraint, disperses knotted phlegm-heat.
    Additional Notes: Slightly expensive.

  • Chuan Lian Zi (Prepared)

    $0.04

    Chuan Lian Zi (Prepared) (Fructus Toosendan)
    Properties: bitter, cold, slightly toxic
    Channels: Liver, Small Intestine, Stomach, Bladder
    Key Characteristics: Moves qi, also good for abdominal pain. Be aware that it can make loose stool worse. Good for intestinal parasites.
    Additional Notes: We only dispense the prepared form. We prepare our Chuan Lian Zi with vinegar which helps negate its effect on loose stools, while also increasing its pain-stopping ability.

  • Chuan Niu Xi

    $0.03

    Chuan Niu Xi (Radix Cyathula)
    Properties: bitter, sour, neutral
    Channels: Liver, Kidney
    Key Characteristics: Invigorates the blood. More moving than Huai Niu Xi.

  • Chuan Niu Xi Spring Wind

    $0.11

    Chuan Niu Xi (Radix Cyathula)
    Properties: bitter, sour, neutral
    Channels: Liver, Kidney
    Key Characteristics: Invigorates the blood. More moving than Huai Niu Xi.
    The Spring Wind label on this herb indicates that you are selecting our highest quality herbs available. To read more about Spring Wind herbs visit our partnered businesses page.

  • Chuan Xiong

    $0.05

    Chuan Xiong (Rhizoma Chuanxiong)
    Properties: acrid, warm
    Channels: Liver, Gallbladder, Pericardium
    Key Characteristics: Invigorates the blood, also good for headaches in larger doses (especially lateral headaches involving Liver and Gallbladder).

  • Chun Gen Bai Pi

    $0.03

    Chun Gen Bai Pi (Cortex Ailanthi)
    Properties: bitter, astringent, cold
    Channels: Large Intestine, Stomach, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Dries dampness, cools heat, binds the Intestines, halts chronic vaginal discharge due to damp-heat, stops bleeding, kills parasites (especially roundworms, apply externally for pruritic dermatosis).

  • Ci Shi

    $0.03

    Ci Shi (Magnetitum)
    Properties: acrid, salty, cold
    Channels: Kidneys, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Sedates and calms the spirit, weighs down the yang while nourishing the true yin, improves hearing and vision. Also aids Kidneys in grasping qi.

  • Da Fu Pi

    $0.02

    Da Fu Pi (Pericarpium Arecae)
    Properties: acrid, slightly warm
    Channels: Large Intestine, Small Intestine, Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Moves qi, also good for fluid retention and abdominal bloating. Promotes ovulation.

  • Da Huang (Jiu)

    $0.06

    Da Huang (Jiu) (Radix Et Rhizoma Rhei)
    Properties: bitter, cold
    Channels: Heart, Large Intestine, Liver, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Purges clumped-heat in the Intestines, cools the blood, removes blood stasis.
    Additional Notes: This is the prepared form. We prepare our Da Huang with wine, soaking it and then baking it dry. This moderates the cold purgative effect and makes it more suitable for weaker patients. A good standard dose is 10g. This will be suitable for most people. If raw is desired please select Da Huang (Raw) from the herbs list. Do not use in pregnancy or during lactation.

     

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  • Da Huang (Raw)

    $0.04

    Da Huang (Raw) (Radix Et Rhizoma Rhei)
    Properties: bitter, cold
    Channels: Heart, Large Intestine, Liver, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Purges clumped-heat in the Intestines, cools the blood, removes blood stasis.
    Additional Notes: This is the raw form. We most commonly dispense the wine-prepared form as it is easier on the patient. If the prepared form is desired please select Da Huang (Jiu) from the herbs list. Do not use in pregnancy or during lactation.

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  • Da Qing Ye

    $0.02

    Da Qing Ye (Folium Isatidis)
    Properties: bitter, very cold
    Channels: Heart, Lungs, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Strongly cools heat toxin at the blood level, very cold, also dissipates maculae or other skin eruptions.

  • Da Zao

    $0.05

    Da Zao (Fructus Jujubae)
    Properties: sweet, warm
    Channels: Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies qi and blood, generates fluids, harmonizes the Spleen and moderates the toxic effects of other herbs. Also gently calms the spirit.
    Additional Notes: One date weighs 4 grams.

  • Da Zao Spring Wind

    $0.14

    Da Zao (Fructus Jujubae)
    Properties: sweet, warm
    Channels: Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies qi and blood, generates fluids, harmonizes the Spleen and moderates the toxic effects of other herbs. Also gently calms the spirit.
    The Spring Wind label on this herb indicates that you are selecting our highest quality herbs available. To read more about Spring Wind herbs visit our partnered businesses page.

  • Dai Zhe Shi

    $0.03

    Dai Zhe Shi (Haematitum)
    Properties: bitter, cold
    Channels: Heart, Liver, Pericardium
    Key Characteristics: Relies on heaviness to suppress and direct downward rebellious qi (e.g. for belching, vomiting, hiccup and acute wheeze), while cooling Liver fire. Also stops bleeding.

  • Dan Dou Chi

    $0.03

    Dan Dou Chi (Semen Praeparatum Sojae)
    Properties: sweet, slightly bitter, neutral
    Channels: Lungs, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Disperses exterior wind-heat, also good for stifling sensations in the chest (with Shan Zhi Zi) and for helping lurking pathogens to resolve (e.g. in combination with Xiao Chai Hu Tang).

  • Dan Nan Xing

    $0.06

    Dan Nan Xing (Rhizoma Arisaematis, processed with bile)
    Properties: bitter, cool
    Channels: Liver, Lungs, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Moistening, transforms phlegm-heat, extinguishes wind to stop convulsions, spasms and tremors.
    Additional Notes: 3-6g is sufficient.

  • Dan Shen Certified

    $0.06

    Dan Shen (Radix Salviae miltiorrhizae)
    Properties: bitter, slightly cold
    Channels: Heart, Pericardium, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Invigorates the blood, also tonifies blood and stops pain while cooling and calming the spirit.
    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.

  • Dan Zhu Ye

    $0.02

    Dan Zhu Ye (Herba Lophatheri)
    Properties: sweet, bland, cold
    Channels: Heart, Small Intestine, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Drains fire, also eliminates irritability and stops rough painful urination.

  • Dang Gui Tou (Chao) Certified

    $0.13

    Dang Gui (Chao) (Radix Angelicae sinensis)
    Properties: sweet, acrid, bitter, warm
    Channels: Heart, Liver, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies blood, invigorates the blood, regulates menstruation, stops pain. Also moistens the Intestines and treats cough by moistening the Lungs.
    Additional Notes: This is the dry-fried form. We offer three forms of Dang Gui.
    A) Raw Dang Gui. If raw is desired please select Dang Gui (Raw) from the herbs list.
    B) Dry-fried Dang Gui is warmer and less moistening, also less blood invigorating, so better for use in pregnancy if needed.
    C) Charred Dang Gui stops bleeding. If charred is desired please select Dang Gui (Tan) from the herbs list.
    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.

  • Dang Gui Tou (Raw) Certified

    $0.12

    Dang Gui (Raw) (Radix Angelicae sinensis)
    Properties: sweet, acrid, bitter, warm
    Channels: Heart, Liver, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies blood, invigorates the blood, regulates menstruation, stops pain. Also moistens the Intestines and treats cough by moistening the Lungs.
    Additional Notes: This is the raw form. We offer three forms of Dang Gui.
    A) Raw Dang Gui, while nourishing blood and moving blood, is the best form for moistening the Intestines and the Lungs.
    B) Dry-fried Dang Gui is warmer and less moistening, also less blood invigorating, so better for use in pregnancy if needed. If dry-fried is desired please select Dang Gui (Chao) from the herbs list.
    C) Charred Dang Gui stops bleeding. If charred is desired please select Dang Gui (Tan) from the herbs list.
    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.

  • Dang Gui Tou (Tan) Certified

    $0.13

    Dang Gui (Tan) (Radix Angelicae sinensis)
    Properties: sweet, acrid, bitter, warm
    Channels: Heart, Liver, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies blood, invigorates the blood, regulates menstruation, stops pain. Also moistens the Intestines and treats cough by moistening the Lungs.
    Additional Notes: This is the charred form. We offer three forms of Dang Gui.
    A) Raw Dang Gui. If raw is desired please select Dang Gui (Raw) from the herbs list.
    B) Dry-fried Dang Gui is warmer and less moistening, also less blood invigorating, so better for use in pregnancy if needed. If dry-fried is desired please select Dang Gui (Chao) from the herbs list.
    C) Charred Dang Gui stops bleeding. If charred is desired please select Dang Gui (Tan) from the herbs list.
    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.

  • Dang Gui Wei

    $0.04

    Dang Gui Wei (Radix Angelicae sinensis)
    Properties: sweet, acrid, bitter, warm
    Channels: Heart, Liver, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Invigorates the blood, tonifies blood, regulates menstruation, stops pain. Also moistens the Intestines and treats cough by moistening the Lungs.
    Additional Notes: Dang Gui Wei is more blood invigorating and less tonifying than Dang Gui Tou.

  • Dang Shen

    $0.37

    Dang Shen (Radix Codonopsis)
    Properties: sweet, neutral
    Channels: Lungs, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies Lung and Spleen qi to support the middle Jiao.
    Additional Notes: Currently also expensive.

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  • Deng Xin Cao

    $0.13

    Deng Xin Cao (Medulla Junci)
    Properties: sweet, bland, slightly cold
    Channels: Heart, Lungs, Small Intestine
    Key Characteristics: Clears heat in the heart and Lungs and directs it downward, unblocks fluid pathways, leads heat downward and out through urine. Also gently unblocks flow of qi and blood and can be used for insufficient lactation.

  • Di Fu Zi

    $0.03

    Di Fu Zi (Fructus Kochiae)
    Properties: sweet, bitter, cold
    Channels: Bladder
    Key Characteristics: Stops itch, removes damp-heat, unblocks painful urination, clears wind-heat affecting the eyes and head.

  • Di Gu Pi

    $0.04

    Di Gu Pi (Cortex Radicis Lycii)
    Properties: sweet, cold
    Channels: Lungs, Liver, Kidneys
    Key Characteristics: Clears heat from deficiency. Best for yin deficient heat with sweating, also cools the blood and clears heat from the Lungs.

  • Di Long

    $0.18

    Di Long (Lumbricus)
    Properties: salty, cold
    Channels: Bladder, Liver, Lungs, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Drains heat, extinguishes wind, stops spasms and convulsions, calms wheezing, unblocks the collaterals, facilitates urination. Also good for high blood pressure.

  • Di Yu (Raw)

    $0.03

    Di Yu (Raw) (Radix Sanguisorbae)
    Properties: bitter, sour, slightly cold
    Channels: Liver, Large Intestine, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Cools heat in the blood, stops bleeding (especially lower body), resolves toxicity, restrains and inhibits. Also generates flesh if applied externally, so often used for burns.
    Additional Notes: This is the raw form. We also offer Di Yu Tan (charred Di Yu) which reduces its cold nature and greatly increases its astringent inhibiting qualities for a stronger blood-stopping effect. If charred is desired please select Di Yu (Tan) from the herbs list.

  • Di Yu (Tan)

    $0.04

    Di Yu (Tan) (Radix Sanguisorbae)
    Properties: bitter, sour, slightly cold
    Channels: Liver, Large Intestine, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Cools heat in the blood, stops bleeding (especially lower body), resolves toxicity, restrains and inhibits. Also generates flesh if applied externally, so often used for burns.
    Additional Notes: This is the charred form. Charring Di Yu reduces its cold nature and greatly increases its astringent inhibiting qualities for a stronger blood-stopping effect. If raw is desired please select Di Yu (Raw) from the herbs list.

  • Ding Xiang

    $0.07

    Ding Xiang (Flos Caryophylli)
    Properties: acrid, warm
    Channels: Kidneys, Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Warms the middle, directs Stomach qi downward, treats hiccups, fortifies Kidney yang.
    Additional Notes: Small doses sufficient (1-2g).

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  • Dong Gua Pi

    $0.04

    Dong Gua Pi (Exocarpium Benincasae)
    Properties: sweet, bland, cool
    Channels: Lungs, Small Intestine
    Key Characteristics: Gently and harmoniously facilitates urination and clears heat. Helps with weight loss.

  • Dong Gua Ren

    $0.04

    Dong Gua Ren (Semen Benincasae)
    Properties: sweet, cold
    Channels: Lungs, Stomach, Large Intestine, Small Intestine
    Key Characteristics: Facilitates removal of pathogenic water and clears heat from the Lungs and Intestines. Loosens phlegm and promotes the discharge of pus (e.g. in lung abscess or intestinal abscess). Also good for vaginal discharge from damp-heat.

  • Du Huo Certified

    $0.05

    Du Huo (Radix Angelicae pubescentis)
    Properties: bitter, acrid, warm
    Channels: Kidneys, Bladder
    Key Characteristics: Best for painful obstruction in the lower body, dispels lurking wind in the Kidney and Du channels. Stops pain and is good for exterior wind-cold-damp. Also helps with shao yin headache and toothache.
    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.

  • Du Zhong (Prepared)

    $0.06

    Du Zhong (Prepared) (Cortex Eucommiae)
    Properties: sweet, slightly acrid, warm
    Channels: Kidneys, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies Liver and Kidneys, strengthens sinews and bones, calms the fetus.
    Additional Notes: Our Du Zhong is prepared in accordance with traditional practice which involves dry-frying, thus strengthening the Kidney tonification.

  • Du Zhong (Prepared) Spring Wind

    $0.15

    Du Zhong (Prepared) (Cortex Eucommiae)
    Properties: sweet, slightly acrid, warm
    Channels: Kidneys, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies Liver and Kidneys, strengthens sinews and bones, calms the fetus.
    Additional Notes: Our Du Zhong is prepared in accordance with traditional practice which involves dry-frying, thus strengthening the Kidney tonification.
    The Spring Wind label on this herb indicates that you are selecting our highest quality herbs available. To read more about Spring Wind herbs visit our partnered businesses page.

  • E Zhu

    $0.02

    E Zhu (Rhizoma Curcumae zedoariae)
    Properties: bitter, acrid, warm
    Channels: Liver, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Invigorates the blood, also good for food stagnation, and good for reducing blood stagnation without overly invigorating blood.

  • Fan Xie Ye

    $0.02

    Fan Xie Ye (Folium Sennae)
    Properties: sweet, bitter, cold
    Channels: Large Intestine
    Key Characteristics: Drains downward and guides out stagnant heat in the Intestines.
    Additional Notes: 2g for a mild laxative effect, 5-9g for a strong purge. Use as a tea. If must be used in decoction, add at the end. If prescribed we will bag seperately to be added at the end of decoction or used as a tea. Do not use in pregnancy.

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  • Fang Feng Certified

    $0.15

    Fang Feng (Radix Ledebouriellae)
    Properties: acrid, sweet, slightly warm
    Channels: Bladder, Liver, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Warm and releases the exterior. Less drying than most wind-expelling herbs. Also good for itch (in combination with Jing Jie), diarrhea, intestinal cramping and left-sided period pain.
    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.

  • Fo Shou

    $0.07

    Fo Shou (Fructus Citri sarcodactylis)
    Properties: acrid, bitter, slightly warm
    Channels: Liver, Lungs, Stomach, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Moves qi, also good for cutting phlegm to settle Stomach and stop cough.

  • Fu Ling

    $0.04

    Fu Ling (Sclerotium Poriae)
    Properties: sweet, bland, neutral
    Channels: Heart, Spleen, Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies Spleen, eliminates dampness, calms the heart spirit.

  • Fu Ling Pi

    $0.02

    Fu Ling Pi (Sclerotii Poriae)
    Properties: sweet, bland, neutral
    Channels: Heart, Spleen, Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Clears fluid retention under the surface.

  • Fu Ling Spring Wind

    $0.11

    Fu Ling (Sclerotium Poriae)
    Properties: sweet, bland, neutral
    Channels: Heart, Spleen, Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies Spleen, eliminates dampness, calms the heart spirit.
    The Spring Wind label on this herb indicates that you are selecting our highest quality herbs available. To read more about Spring Wind herbs visit our partnered businesses page.

  • Fu Pen Zi

    $0.27

    Fu Pen Zi (Fructus Rubi)
    Properties: sweet, astringent, slightly warm
    Channels: Kidneys, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Augments the true yin of the Kidneys, contains the urine, secures the essence. Also assists yang and improves the vision.

  • Fu Ping

    $0.03

    Fu Ping (Herba Lemnae Seu Spirodelae)
    Properties: acrid, cold
    Channels: Bladder, Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Disperses exterior wind-heat. Strongly promotes sweating, however is also good for fluids retained just under the surface. Promotes urination.

  • Fu Shen

    $0.04

    Fu Shen (Sclerotium Pararadicis Poriae)
    Properties: sweet, bland, neutral
    Channels: Heart, Spleen, Lungs
    Key Characteristics: More strongly calms the spirit than Fu Ling.

  • Fu Xiao Mai

    $0.02

    Fu Xiao Mai (Fructus levis Tritici)
    Properties: sweet, salty, cool
    Channels: Heart
    Key Characteristics: Augments Heart qi, inhibits the Heart fluids, clears heat from the pores and interstices and thus stops spontaneous sweating and night sweats.

  • Gan Cao (Chao)

    $0.05

    Gan Cao (Chao) (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
    Properties: sweet, neutral
    Channels: All 12 (Primarily the Lungs, Heart, Spleen, Stomach)
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies Spleen qi, moistens the Lungs, moderates urgency and toxicity, drains fire (especially from the throat). Also reduces spasms and stops pain (especially when used with Bai Shao). Used as an antidote for many toxic substances (especially when combined with Lu Dou and Jin Yin Hua).
    Additional Notes: This is the dry-fried form. We offer three forms of Gan Cao.
    a) Raw Gan Cao is cooler and more antitoxic. Located under Gan Cao (Raw) in the herbs list.
    b) Dry-fried Gan Cao is warmer and more tonifying.
    c) Honey prepared is warmer and even more tonifying than other forms, better augments Heart and Spleen qi. Located under Gan Cao (Zhi) in the herbs list.

  • Gan Cao (Raw)

    $0.04

    Gan Cao (Raw) (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
    Properties: sweet, neutral
    Channels: All 12 (Primarily the Lungs, Heart, Spleen, Stomach)
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies Spleen qi, moistens the Lungs, moderates urgency and toxicity, drains fire (especially from the throat). Also reduces spasms and stops pain (especially when used with Bai Shao). Used as an antidote for many toxic substances (especially when combined with Lu Dou and Jin Yin Hua).
    Additional Notes: This is the raw form. We offer three forms of Gan Cao.
    a) Raw Gan Cao is cooler and more antitoxic.
    b) Dry-fried Gan Cao is warmer and more tonifying. Located under Gan Cao (Chao) in the herbs list.
    c) Honey prepared Gan Cao is warmer and even more tonifying than other forms, better augments Heart and Spleen qi. Located under Gan Cao (Zhi) in the herbs list.

  • Gan Cao (Raw) Spring Wind

    $0.15

    Gan Cao (Raw) (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
    Properties: sweet, neutral
    Channels: All 12 (Primarily the Lungs, Heart, Spleen, Stomach)
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies Spleen qi, moistens the Lungs, moderates urgency and toxicity, drains fire (especially from the throat). Also reduces spasms and stops pain (especially when used with Bai Shao). Used as an antidote for many toxic substances (especially when combined with Lu Dou and Jin Yin Hua).
    Additional Notes: This is the raw form. We offer three forms of Gan Cao.
    a) Raw Gan Cao is cooler and more antitoxic.
    b) Dry-fried Gan Cao is warmer and more tonifying. Located under Gan Cao (Chao) in the herbs list.
    c) Honey prepared Gan Cao is warmer and even more tonifying than other forms, better augments Heart and Spleen qi. Located under Gan Cao (Zhi) in the herbs list.
    The Spring Wind label on this herb indicates that you are selecting our highest quality herbs available. To read more about Spring Wind herbs visit our partnered businesses page.

  • Gan Cao (Zhi)

    $0.05

    Gan Cao (Zhi) (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
    Properties: sweet, neutral
    Channels: All 12 (Primarily the Lungs, Heart, Spleen, Stomach)
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies Spleen qi, moistens the Lungs, moderates urgency and toxicity, drains fire (especially from the throat). Also reduces spasms and stops pain (especially when used with Bai Shao). Used as an antidote for many toxic substances (especially when combined with Lu Dou and Jin Yin Hua).
    Additional Notes: This is the honey prepared form. We offer three forms of Gan Cao.
    a) Raw Gan Cao is cooler and more antitoxic. Located under Gan Cao (Raw) in the herbs list.
    b) Dry-fried Gan Cao is warmer and more tonifying. Located under Gan Cao (Chao) in the herbs list.
    c) Honey prepared Gan Cao is warmer and even more tonifying, better augments Heart and Spleen qi.

  • Gan Jiang (Chao) Certified

    $0.07

    Gan Jiang (Chao) (dry Rhizoma Zingiberis)
    Properties: acrid, hot
    Channels: Heart, Lungs, Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Warms Spleen, transforms thin mucous, unblocks channels, revives the yang, also stops bleeding due to deficient cold (especially if prescribed as Pao Jiang).
    Additional Notes: This is dry-fried Gan Jiang, we do not dispense raw. Dry-frying reduces the pungency making it easier on the patient. The effect remains the same. We also offer Pao Jiang which you can find in the herbs list.
    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.

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  • Gan Song

    $0.04

    Gan Song (Radix Et Rhizoma Nardostachydis)
    Properties: acrid, sweet, warm
    Channels: Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Moves qi, also good for awakening the appetite.

  • Gao Ben

    $0.04

    Gao Ben (Radix et Rhizoma Ligustici)
    Properties: acrid, warm
    Channels: Bladder
    Key Characteristics: Warm and releases the exterior. Particularly good for vertex headaches and headaches related to toothache. Leads into Du channel and so can be used for fibroids or vaginal pain from internal wind-damp.

  • Gao Liang Jiang

    $0.03

    Gao Liang Jiang (Rhizoma Alpiniae officinarum)
    Properties: acrid, hot
    Channels: Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Warms the Stomach, disperses cold, stops pain and directs rebellious qi downward. Very good for epigastric pain due to cold, also helps hiccups, belching, nausea and vomiting of clear fluids.

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  • Ge Gen

    $0.04

    Ge Gen (Radix Puerariae)
    Properties: sweet, acrid, cool
    Channels: Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Disperses exterior wind-heat, also lifts qi to stop diarrhea, lifts fluids to stop thirst, vents rashes and reduces high blood pressure as well as alcohol craving (if the latter is the most desired action, Ge Hua is better).

  • Gou Ji

    $0.04

    Gou Ji (Rhizoma Cibotii)
    Properties: bitter, sweet, warm
    Channels: Kidneys, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies Liver and Kidneys, expels pathogenic wind, dampness and cold. Also stabilizes Kidneys in cases of urinary incontinence and vaginal discharge from Kidney deficiency.

  • Gou Qi Zi Certified

    $0.12

    Gou Qi Zi (Fructus Lycii)
    Properties: sweet, neutral
    Channels: Liver, Lungs, Kidneys
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies Liver blood, enriches yin of Kidneys and Lungs, mildly tonifies Kidney yang. Also benefits essence and brightens the eyes.
    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.

  • Gou Teng

    $0.05

    Gou Teng (Ramulus Uncariae cum Uncis)
    Properties: sweet, cool
    Channels: Heart, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Extinguishes wind and stops spasms, drains Liver heat, settles Liver wind, pacifies Liver yang. Also releases wind-heat from the the exterior.

  • Gu Jing Zi

    $0.06

    Gu Jing Cao (Scapus Et Inflorescentia Eriocaulonis)
    Properties: sweet, neutral
    Channels: Liver, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Drains fire, also good for brightening the eyes and headaches involving the eyes.

  • Gu Sui Bu

    $0.04

    Gu Sui Bu (Radix Drynariae)
    Properties: bitter, warm
    Channels: Kidneys, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies Kidneys, strengthens and repairs the bones, directs floating yang downward.
    Additional Notes: The name means “mender of shattered bones”.

  • Gu Ya (Chao)

    $0.02

    Gu Ya (Chao) (Fructus Germinatus Oryzae)
    Properties: sweet, neutral
    Channels: Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Gently reduces food stagnation while strengthening the Spleen and improving the appetite.
    Additional Notes: We only dispense dry-fried Gu Ya as it better strengthens the Spleen. A good one to choose when the patient is avoiding wheat or gluten (even though once sprouted the gluten content of grains is minimal).

  • Gua Lou Pi Certified

    $0.04

    Gua Lou Pi (Pericarpium Trichosanthis)
    Properties: sweet, cold
    Channels: Large Intestine, Lungs, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Cools and transforms phlegm-heat, frees the flow of qi through the chest, disperses constrained knots.
    Additional Notes: 12-15g is the most common dosage.
    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.

  • Gua Lou Ren

    $0.05

    Gua Lou Ren (Semen Trichosanthis)
    Properties: sweet, cold, slippery
    Channels: Large Intestine, Lungs, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Moistens both Lungs and Large Intestine, cools and transforms phlegm. Also promotes healing of sores such as breast abscesses. Some use its slippery nature to help the urethra.

  • Gui Ban (Powder)

    $0.39

    Gui Ban (Plastrum Testudinis)
    Properties: salty, sweet, cold
    Channels: Heart, Kidneys, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Strongly nourishes yin of the Liver and Kidneys, subdues the yang, strengthens the bones and unblocks the Ren channel. Also nourishes and cools blood while tonifying the Heart.
    Additional Notes: Expensive. Please tell your patient that as this is a powdered herb the bag should be opened slowly to stop the powder from escaping. For best results open the bag upside down inside the pot with a small amount of water in the bottom and once the bag is removed quickly close the lid.

  • Gui Zhi

    $0.02

    Gui Zhi (Ramulus Cinnamomi)
    Properties: acrid, sweet, warm
    Channels: Heart, Lungs, Bladder
    Key Characteristics: Warm and releases the exterior, also good for dizziness and palpitations due to thin mucous, and peripheral circulation.

  • Hai Feng Teng

    $0.02

    Hai Feng Teng (Caulis Piperis kadsurae)
    Properties: acrid, bitter, slightly warm
    Channels: Liver, Kidneys
    Key Characteristics: Dispels wind-dampness, opens the collaterals, stops pain.

  • Hai Fu Shi

    $0.04

    Hai Fu Shi (Pumice)
    Properties: salty, cold
    Channels: Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Transforms stubborn phlegm, cools phlegm-heat in the Lungs, treats painful urinary dribbling by opening the upper source of fluid metabolism (ie. the Lungs).

  • Hai Jin Sha (Powder)

    $0.12

    Hai Jin Sha (Spora Lygodii)
    Properties: sweet, cool
    Channels: Bladder, Small Intestine
    Key Characteristics: Stops painful urination, expels stones, reduces jaundice.
    Additional Notes: Please tell your patient that as this is a powdered herb the bag should be opened slowly to stop the powder from escaping. For best results open the bag upside down inside the pot with a small amount of water in the bottom and once the bag is removed quickly close the lid.

  • Hai Piao Xiao

    $0.04

    Hai Piao Xiao (Endoconchae Sepiae Seu Sepiellae)
    Properties: salty, astringent, slightly warm
    Channels: Kidneys, Liver, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Stops bleeding, secures the essence, dries dampness, reduces gastric acidity. Also promotes healing (e.g. applied externally as a powder for damp rashes and sores).

  • Hai Tong Pi

    $0.02

    Hai Tong Pi (Cortex Erythriniae)
    Properties: bitter, acrid, neutral
    Channels: Liver, Spleen, Kidneys
    Key Characteristics: Very good to stop pain from wind-damp (especially lower back and knees). Also promotes urination and stops itching.

  • Han Lian Cao

    $0.02

    Han Lian Cao (Herba Ecliptae)
    Properties: sweet, sour, cool
    Channels: Kidneys, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Nourishes yin of the Liver and Kidneys, cools heat, stops bleeding, blackens the hair. When stopping bleeding use with Nu Zhen Zi.

  • He Huan Hua

    $0.06

    He Huan Hua (Flos Albiziae)
    Properties: sweet, neutral
    Channels: Heart, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Relieves constraint, calms the spirit, regulates the qi, invigorates the collaterals. Also unbinds the Stomach and brightens the eyes.

  • He Huan Pi

    $0.02

    He Huan Pi (Cortex Albiziae)
    Properties: sweet, neutral
    Channels: Heart, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Relieves constraint, calms the spirit, regulates the qi, invigorates the blood. Also dissipates swelling and reduces abscesses, mildly stops pain and reconnects the sinews.

  • He Shou Wu

    $0.05

    He Shou Wu (Radix Polygoni multiflori)
    Properties: bitter, sweet, astringent, slightly warm
    Channels: Liver, Kidneys
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies blood and yin, preserves the essence. Also expels wind from the skin by nourishing blood (e.g. for wind-rash due to blood deficiency).
    Additional Notes: We only dispense prepared He Shou Wu.

  • He Ye

    $0.03

    He Ye (Folium Nelumbinis)
    Properties: bitter, slightly sweet, neutral
    Channels: Heart, Liver, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Clears heat, resolves summerheat, raises clear yang, stops bleeding.

  • He Zi

    $0.02

    He Zi (Fructus Chebulae)
    Properties: bitter, sour, astringent, neutral
    Channels: Lungs, Stomach, Large Intestine
    Key Characteristics: Directs Lung qi downward, transforms phlegm to stop cough, benefits the throat, restrains the Spleen and Intestinal qi to stop chronic diarrhea.

  • Hei Zhi Ma

    $0.03

    Hei Zhi Ma (Semen Sesami nigrum)
    Properties: sweet, neutral
    Channels: Kidneys, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Nourishes yin, tonifies Liver and Kidneys, lubricates the Intestines. Also nourishes blood and extinguishes wind to stop headaches, dizziness and numbness (e.g. from blood or yin deficiency).

  • Hong Hua

    $0.09

    Hong Hua (Flos Carthami)
    Properties: acrid, warm
    Channels: Heart, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Invigorates the blood. Good for poor circulation through the extremities, especially in combination with Ji Xue Teng. Small doses also gently tonify blood.

  • Hong Teng

    $0.02

    Hong Teng (Caulis Sargentodoxae)
    Properties: bitter, neutral
    Channels: Large Intestine, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Clears heat, eliminates toxins, reduces abscesses, stops pain, invigorates blood, disperses stasis. Like any vine, it enters the collaterals.

  • Hou Po

    $0.05

    Hou Po (Cortex Magnoliae officinalis)
    Properties: bitter, acrid, warm, aromatic
    Channels: Large Intestine, Lungs, Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Regulates the middle Jiao qi and directs downward in action, disperses fullness, dries damp, reduces phlegm, settles wheeze and cough.

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  • Hou Po (Zhi) Spring Wind

    $0.29

    Hou Po (Cortex Magnoliae officinalis)
    Properties: bitter, acrid, warm, aromatic
    Channels: Large Intestine, Lungs, Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Regulates the middle Jiao qi and directs downward in action, disperses fullness, dries damp, reduces phlegm, settles wheeze and cough.
    The Spring Wind label on this herb indicates that you are selecting our highest quality herbs available. To read more about Spring Wind herbs visit our partnered businesses page.

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  • Hu Huang Lian

    $0.18

    Hu Huang Lian (Rhizoma Picrorrhizae)
    Properties: bitter, cold
    Channels: Liver, Stomach, Large Intestine.
    Key Characteristics: Bitter, so clears heat from both excess and deficiency, cools the blood, dries dampness. Especially for steaming bones and childhood nutritional impairment.

  • Hu Lu Ba

    $0.04

    Hu Lu Ba (Semen Trigonellae)
    Properties: bitter, very warm
    Channels: Kidneys, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies primal yang, drives out cold and damp from the lower Jiao, treats pain from cold-type bulging disorders.

  • Hu Zhang

    $0.02

    Hu Zhang (Radix Et Rhizoma Polygoni cuspidati)
    Properties: bitter, cold
    Channels: Liver, Gallbladder, Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Invigorates the blood, also clears damp-heat and phlegm, and is anti-toxic.

  • Hua Jiao

    $0.07

    Hua Jiao or Chuan Jiao (Pericarpium Zanthoxyli)
    Properties: acrid, hot, slightly toxic
    Channels: Kidneys, Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Warms the middle, disperses cold, stops pain from cold, kills parasites (especially roundworms), tonifies Mingmen fire. Also good externally as part of a wash for vaginal itching (usually together with Ai Ye, Huang Bai, She Chuang Zi, Bai Xian Pi, and Ku Shen).
    Additional Notes: Do not use internally during pregnancy.

  • Hua Rui Shi

    $0.02

    Hua Rui Shi (Ophicalcitum)
    Properties: sour, Astringent, neutral
    Channels: Liver
    Key Characteristics: Stops bleeding, disperses blood stasis.
    Additional Notes: Do not use in pregnancy.

  • Huai Hua Mi (Chao)

    $0.07

    Huai Hua Mi (Chao) (Flos Immaturus Sophorae)
    Properties: bitter, cool
    Channels: Liver, Large Intestine.
    Key Characteristics: Cools the blood, clears heat, stops bleeding. Also cools Liver and brightens the eyes.
    Additional Notes: This is the dry-fried form. We offer both raw and dry-fried Huai Hua Mi, the latter is less cold but goes directly into the blood and is better at stopping bleeding. The raw and dry-fried forms are often combined. If raw is desired please select Huai Hua Mi (Raw) from the herbs list.

  • Huai Hua Mi (Raw)

    $0.05

    Huai Hua Mi (Raw) (Flos Immaturus Sophorae)
    Properties: bitter, cool
    Channels: Liver, Large Intestine.
    Key Characteristics: Cools the blood, clears heat, stops bleeding. Also cools Liver and brightens the eyes.
    Additional Notes: This is the raw form. We also offer dry-fried Huai Hua Mi, which is less cold but goes directly into the blood and is better at stopping bleeding. The raw and dry-fried forms are often combined. If dry-fried is desired please select Huai Hua Mi (Chao) from the herbs list.

  • Huai Niu Xi Certified

    $0.05

    Huai Niu Xi (Radix Achyranthis bidentatae)
    Properties: bitter, sour, neutral
    Channels: Liver, Kidney
    Key Characteristics: Invigorates the blood. More tonifying than Chuan Niu Xi.
    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.

  • Huang Bai (Chao)

    $0.05

    Huang Bai (Chao) (Cortex Phellodendri)
    Properties: bitter, cold
    Channels: Kidneys, Bladder
    Key Characteristics: Clears heat, dries dampness, also drains Kidney fire and resolves fire toxins, especially for damp-heat in the lower burner and legs.
    Additional Notes: This is the dry-fried form. We offer four forms of Huang Bai.
    A) Raw. If raw is desired please select Huang Bai (Raw) from the herbs list.
    B) Chao Huang Bai is dry-fried to be easier on your digestion.
    C) Jiu Chao Huang Bai is wine-fried for upper burner fire and skin. If wine-fried is desired please select Huang Bai (Jiu) from the herbs list.
    D) Huang Bai Tan is charred making it best for stopping bleeding due to blood heat. If charred is desired please select Huang Bai (Tan) from the herbs list.

  • Huang Bai (Jiu)

    $0.05

    Huang Bai (Jiu) (Cortex Phellodendri)
    Properties: bitter, cold
    Channels: Kidneys, Bladder
    Key Characteristics: Clears heat, dries dampness, also drains Kidney fire and resolves fire toxins, especially for damp-heat in the lower burner and legs.
    Additional Notes: This is the wine-fried form. We offer four forms of Huang Bai.
    A) Raw. If raw is desired please select Huang Bai (Raw) from the herbs list.
    B) Chao Huang Bai is dry-fried to be easier on your digestion. If dry-fried is desired please select Huang Bai (Chao) from the herbs list.
    C) Jiu Chao Huang Bai is wine-fried for upper burner fire and skin. If wine-fried is desired please select Huang Bai (Jiu) from the herbs list.
    D) Huang Bai Tan is charred making it best for stopping bleeding due to blood heat. If charred is desired please select Huang Bai (Tan) from the herbs list.

  • Huang Bai (Raw)

    $0.04

    Huang Bai (Raw) (Cortex Phellodendri)
    Properties: bitter, cold
    Channels: Kidneys, Bladder
    Key Characteristics: Clears heat, dries dampness, also drains Kidney fire and resolves fire toxins, especially for damp-heat in the lower burner and legs.
    Additional Notes: This is the raw form. We offer four forms of Huang Bai.
    A) Raw.
    B) Chao Huang Bai is dry-fried to be easier on your digestion. If dry-fried is desired please select Huang Bai (Chao) from the herbs list.
    C) Jiu Chao Huang Bai is wine-fried for upper burner fire and skin. If wine-fried is desired please select Huang Bai (Jiu) from the herbs list.
    D) Huang Bai Tan is charred making it best for stopping bleeding due to blood heat. If charred is desired please select Huang Bai (Tan) from the herbs list.

  • Huang Bai (Tan)

    $0.05

    Huang Bai (Tan) (Cortex Phellodendri)
    Properties: bitter, cold
    Channels: Kidneys, Bladder
    Key Characteristics: Clears heat, dries dampness, also drains Kidney fire and resolves fire toxins, especially for damp-heat in the lower burner and legs.
    Additional Notes: This is the charred form. We offer four forms of Huang Bai.
    A) Raw. If raw is desired please select Huang Bai (Raw) from the herbs list.
    B) Chao Huang Bai is dry-fried to be easier on your digestion. If dry-fried is desired please select Huang Bai (Chao) from the herbs list.
    C) Jiu Chao Huang Bai is wine-fried for upper burner fire and skin. If wine-fried is desired please select Huang Bai (Jiu) from the herbs list.
    D) Huang Bai Tan is charred making it best for stopping bleeding due to blood heat.

  • Huang Jing

    $0.07

    Huang Jing (Rhizoma Polygonati)
    Properties: sweet, neutral
    Channels: Kidneys, Lungs, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies qi, nourishes yin, augments the essence.

  • Huang Lian (Prepared)

    $0.16

    Huang Lian (prepared) (Rhizoma Coptidis)
    Properties: bitter, cold
    Channels: Heart, Large Intestine, Liver, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Clears heat, dries dampness.
    Additional Notes: This is the prepared form, we do not dispense raw. We soak and drain the Huang Lian repeatedly to reduce its bitterness, then dry-fry it with ginger juice, making it quite easy on the stomach. Small doses (3-6g) are usually sufficient.

  • Huang Qi (Chao) Certified

    $0.09

    Huang Qi (Chao) (Radix Astragali)
    Properties: sweet, slightly warm
    Channels: Lungs, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Raises the yang qi, tonifies Spleen and Lung qi, stops sweating, facilitates urination, promotes discharge of pus, generates flesh.
    Additional Notes: This is the Chao form. We dispense three types of Huang Qi:
    A) Raw: Which is best for promoting urination and stopping sweating as it goes to the surface of the body. If raw is desired please select Huang Qi (Raw) from the herbs list.
    B) Chao Huang Qi: Huang Qi prepared by soaking in water and a bit of rice-wine, which increases its tonification.
    C) Mi Zhi Huang Qi: Honey-prepared Huang Qi which induces the Huang Qi to travel internally and specifically tonify and raise the qi of the middle burner. If desired please select Huang Qi (Mi Zhi) from the herbs list.
    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.

  • Huang Qi (Mi Zhi) Certified

    $0.09

    Huang Qi (Mi Zhi) (Radix Astragali)
    Properties: sweet, slightly warm
    Channels: Lungs, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Raises the yang qi, tonifies Spleen and Lung qi, stops sweating, facilitates urination, promotes discharge of pus, generates flesh.
    Additional Notes: This is the Mi Zhi form. We dispense three types of Huang Qi:
    A) Raw: Which is best for promoting urination and stopping sweating as it goes to the surface of the body. If desired please select Huang Qi (Raw) from the herbs list.
    B) Chao Huang Qi: Huang Qi prepared by soaking in water and a bit of rice-wine, which increases its tonification. If desired please select Huang Qi (Chao) from the herbs list.
    C) Mi Zhi Huang Qi: Honey-prepared Huang Qi which induces the Huang Qi to travel internally and specifically tonify and raise the qi of the middle burner.
    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.

  • Huang Qi (Mi Zhi) Spring Wind

    $0.41

    Huang Qi (Mi Zhi) (Radix Astragali)
    Properties: sweet, slightly warm
    Channels: Lungs, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Raises the yang qi, tonifies Spleen and Lung qi, stops sweating, facilitates urination, promotes discharge of pus, generates flesh.
    Additional Notes: This is the Mi Zhi form. We dispense three types of Huang Qi:
    A) Raw: Which is best for promoting urination and stopping sweating as it goes to the surface of the body. If desired please select Huang Qi (Raw) from the herbs list.
    B) Chao Huang Qi: Huang Qi prepared by soaking in water and a bit of rice-wine, which increases its tonification. If desired please select Huang Qi (Chao) from the herbs list.
    C) Mi Zhi Huang Qi: Honey-prepared Huang Qi which induces the Huang Qi to travel internally and specifically tonify and raise the qi of the middle burner.
    The Spring Wind label on this herb indicates that you are selecting our highest quality herbs available. To read more about Spring Wind herbs visit our partnered businesses page.

  • Huang Qi (Raw) Certified

    $0.08

    Huang Qi (Raw) (Radix Astragali)
    Properties: sweet, slightly warm
    Channels: Lungs, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Raises the yang qi, tonifies Spleen and Lung qi, stops sweating, facilitates urination, promotes discharge of pus, generates flesh.
    Additional Notes: This is the raw form. We dispense three types of Huang Qi:
    A) Raw: Which is best for promoting urination and stopping sweating as it goes to the surface of the body.
    B) Chao Huang Qi: Huang Qi prepared by soaking in water and a bit of rice-wine, which increases its tonification. If desired please select Huang Qi (Chao) from the herbs list.
    C) Mi Zhi Huang Qi: Honey-prepared Huang Qi which induces the Huang Qi to travel internally and specifically tonify and raise the qi of the middle burner. If desired please select Huang Qi (Mi Zhi) from the herbs list.
    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.

  • Huang Qin

    $0.04

    Huang Qin (Radix Scutellariae)
    Properties: bitter, cold
    Channels: Gallbladder, Large Intestine, Lungs, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Clears heat, dries dampness, also calms an overheated fetus (often combined with Bai Zhu) and reduces bleeding from heat in the blood. Sedates ascendent Liver yang.

  • Huang Qin (Ku) Spring Wind

    $0.17

    Huang Qin (Radix Scutellariae)
    Properties: bitter, cold
    Channels: Gallbladder, Large Intestine, Lungs, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Clears heat, dries dampness, also calms an overheated fetus (often combined with Bai Zhu) and reduces bleeding from heat in the blood. Sedates ascendent Liver yang.
    The Spring Wind label on this herb indicates that you are selecting our highest quality herbs available. To read more about Spring Wind herbs visit our partnered businesses page.

  • Huo Xiang

    $0.03

    Huo Xiang (Herba Agastaches, Herba Pogostemonis)
    Properties: acrid, slightly warm, very fragrant
    Channels: Lungs, Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Releases the exterior, harmonizes the middle, transforms dampness, alleviates nausea. Very fragrant herbs are always useful when the tongue coat is thick as it breaks up damp, be sure to also use Ban Xia or Hou Pou to direct that damp downwards.

  • Huo Xiang Spring Wind

    $0.10

    Huo Xiang (Herba Agastaches, Herba Pogostemonis)
    Properties: acrid, slightly warm, very fragrant
    Channels: Lungs, Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Releases the exterior, harmonizes the middle, transforms dampness, alleviates nausea. Very fragrant herbs are always useful when the tongue coat is thick as it breaks up damp, be sure to also use Ban Xia or Hou Pou to direct that damp downwards.
    Additional Notes: The Spring Wind label on this herb indicates that you are selecting our highest quality herbs available. To read more about Spring Wind herbs visit our partnered businesses page.

  • Ji Guan Hua

    $0.04

    Ji Guan Hua (Flos Celosia cristatae)
    Properties: sweet, astringent, cool
    Channels: Liver, Large Intestine
    Key Characteristics: Cools the blood, restrains and inhibits to stop many types of bleeding, as well as vaginal discharge. Can also be used as a wash externally for vaginal itch and discharge.

  • Ji Nei Jin (Chao)

    $0.04

    Ji Nei Jin (Chao) (Endothelium Comeum Gigeriae Galli)
    Properties: sweet, neutral
    Channels: Bladder, Small Intestine, Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Reduces all types of food stagnation, secures the essence to stop enuresis, dissolves stones (e.g. biliary or urinary).
    Additional Notes: We only dispense Chao Ji Nei Jin (dry-fried with vinegar) as this reduces its unpleasant odor and increases its ability to unbind the Stomach and reduce food stagnation.

  • Ji Xue Teng

    $0.02

    Ji Xue Teng (Caulis Milletiae Seu Spatholobi)
    Properties: bitter, sweet, warm
    Channels: Heart, Liver, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Invigorates the blood, also tonifies blood and enters collaterals to stop pain.

  • Ji Xue Teng Spring Wind

    $0.07

    Ji Xue Teng (Caulis Milletiae Seu Spatholobi)
    Properties: bitter, sweet, warm
    Channels: Heart, Liver, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Invigorates the blood, also tonifies blood and enters collaterals to stop pain.
    The Spring Wind label on this herb indicates that you are selecting our highest quality herbs available. To read more about Spring Wind herbs visit our partnered businesses page.

  • Jie Geng Certified

    $0.10

    Jie Geng (Radix Platycodi)
    Properties: bitter, acrid, neutral
    Channels: Lungs, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Lifts qi, soothes the throat, releases the exterior, transforms phlegm, expels pus.
    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.

  • Jin Qian Cao

    $0.02

    Jin Qian Cao (Herba Desmodii)
    Properties: sweet, bland, neutral
    Channels: Bladder, Gallbladder, Kidneys, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Promotes urination, expels stones, clears damp-heat jaundice.
    Additional Notes: Should use at least 15g, but be aware this makes the script quite bulky, therefore patients may need more water.

  • Jin Yin Hua Certified

    $0.20

    Jin Yin Hua (Flos Lonicerae)
    Properties: sweet, cold
    Channels: Large Intestine, Lungs, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Clears heat, eliminates toxins, vents and disperses wind-heat and warm pathogens. Also gently tonifies deficiency, enriches the blood and alleviates thirst.
    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.

  • Jin Ying Zi

    $0.04

    Jin Ying Zi (Fructus Rosae laevigatae)
    Properties: sour, astringent, neutral
    Channels: Bladder, Kidneys, Large Intestine.
    Key Characteristics: Binds the lower Jiao to secure the essence, contains urination, halts chronic diarrhea.

  • Jing Jie (Raw)

    $0.03

    Jing Jie (Raw) (Herba Seu Flos Schizonepetae)
    Properties: acrid, aromatic, slightly warm
    Channels: Lungs, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Releases the exterior. Can be used for both wind-heat and wind-cold and venting heat in the blood.
    Additional Notes: This is the raw form. When charred Jing Jie can stop bleeding and is good for rashes and itch (in combination with Fang Feng). If charred form is desired please select Jing Jie (Tan) from the herbs list.

  • Jing Jie (Tan)

    $0.05

    Jing Jie (Tan) (Herba Seu Flos Schizonepetae)
    Properties: acrid, aromatic, slightly warm
    Channels: Lungs, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Releases the exterior. Can be used for both wind-heat and wind-cold and venting heat in the blood.
    Additional Notes: This is the charred form. When charred Jing Jie can stop bleeding and is good for rashes and itch (in combination with Fang Feng). If raw form is desired please select Jing Jie (Raw) from the herbs list.

  • Ju He

    $0.04

    Ju He (Semen Citri reticulatae)
    Properties: bitter, neutral
    Channels: Unknown
    Key Characteristics: Moves qi, also good for lumps and cysts (e.g. breasts and ovaries).

  • Ju Hong

    $0.03

    Ju Hong (Exocarpium Citri reticulatae rubrum)
    Properties: acrid, bitter, warm
    Channels: Lungs, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Moves qi, also good for coughs.

  • Ju Hua Certified

    $0.17

    Ju Hua (Flos Chrysanthemi Morifolii)
    Properties: sweet, bitter, slightly cold
    Channels: Liver, Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Disperses exterior wind-heat, also brightens the eyes, calms the Liver, extinguishes wind and is antitoxic (Ye Ju Hua is more antitoxic if this quality is most desired).
    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.

  • Jue Ming Zi

    $0.02

    Jue Ming Zi (Semen Cassiae)
    Properties: bitter, sweet, cool
    Channels: Liver, Kidneys, Large Intestine
    Key Characteristics: Drains fire, also moistens bowels, stops headaches behind the eyes, calms the Liver and reduces cholesterol.

  • Ku Shen

    $0.03

    Ku Shen (Radix Sophorae flavescentis)
    Properties: bitter, cold
    Channels: Bladder, Heart, Liver, Large Intestine, Small Intestine
    Key Characteristics: Clears heat, dries dampness, also disperses wind, kills parasites, stops itch and promotes urination. Often used externally for itch (in combination with Bai Xian Pi and Di Fu Zi).

  • Lai Fu Zi (Chao)

    $0.04

    Lai Fu Zi (Chao) (Semen Raphani)
    Properties: acrid, sweet, neutral
    Channels: Lungs, Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Transforms phlegm, reduces food stagnation, promotes the flow of qi in the Lungs, Spleen and Large Intestine.
    Additional Notes: This is the dry-fried form. We primarily dispense dry-fried Lai Fu Zi as raw Lai Fu Zi causes vomiting (and is used specifically for emesis).
    In any case, be aware that this herb (while great for what it does) has a penetrating odour that is very noticeable, so patients may need to be warned that they may turn heads if carrying it home. Small doses (3-6g) are sufficient. If raw is desired please select Lai Fu Zi (Raw) from the herbs list.

  • Lai Fu Zi (Raw)

    $0.03

    Lai Fu Zi (Raw) (Semen Raphani)
    Properties: acrid, sweet, neutral
    Channels: Lungs, Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Transforms phlegm, reduces food stagnation, promotes the flow of qi in the Lungs, Spleen and Large Intestine.
    Additional Notes: This is the raw form. We primarily dispense dry-fried Lai Fu Zi. Raw Lai Fu Zi causes vomiting and is used specifically for emesis.
    In any case, be aware that this herb (while great for what it does) has a penetrating odour that is very noticeable, so patients may need to be warned that they may turn heads when carrying it home. Small doses (3-6g) are sufficient. If dry-fried is desired please select Lai Fu Zi (Chao) from the herbs list.

  • Li Zhi he

    $0.04

    Li Zhi He (Semen Litchi)
    Properties: sweet, astringent, warm
    Channels: Liver, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Moves qi, also good for pain, and for lumps and cysts (e.g. testicles, breasts and ovaries).

  • Lian Qiao

    $0.07

    Lian Qiao (Fructus Forsythiae)
    Properties: bitter, slightly acrid, cool
    Channels: Heart, Liver, Gallbladder
    Key Characteristics: Clears heat, eliminates toxins, reduces abscesses and knotted clumps, cools the Heart and frees constraint.

  • Lian Qiao Qing Spring Wind

    $0.17

    Lian Qiao (Fructus Forsythiae)
    Properties: bitter, slightly acrid, cool
    Channels: Heart, Liver, Gallbladder
    Key Characteristics: Clears heat, eliminates toxins, reduces abscesses and knotted clumps, cools the Heart and frees constraint.
    The Spring Wind label on this herb indicates that you are selecting our highest quality herbs available. To read more about Spring Wind herbs visit our partnered businesses page.

  • Lian Xu

    $0.06

    Lian Xu (Stamen Nelumbinis)
    Properties: sweet, astringent, neutral
    Channels: Heart, Kidneys
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies and stabilizes the Spleen, Heart and Kidneys, calms the spirit, stops diarrhea, stabilizes the essence. Also used for excessive uterine bleeding and vaginal discharge. Re-connects Heart and Kidneys. More strongly astringent than lotus seeds but otherwise similar in action.

  • Lian Zi

    $0.08

    Lian Zi (Semen Nelumbinis)
    Properties: sweet, astringent, neutral
    Channels: Heart, Kidneys, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies and stabilizes the Spleen, Heart and Kidneys, calms the spirit, stops diarrhea, stabilizes the essence. Also used for excessive uterine bleeding and vaginal discharge. Re-connects Heart and Kidneys.

  • Lian Zi Xin

    $0.11

    Lian Zi Xin (Plumula Nelumbinis)
    Properties: bitter, cold
    Channels: Heart, Pericardium
    Key Characteristics: Drains fire, also calms the spirit upset by heat, stops bleeding and binds the essence.
    Additional Notes: Use small doses as quite bitter.

  • Ling Xiao Hua

    $0.09

    Ling Xiao Hua (Flos Campsis)
    Properties: sweet, sour, slightly cold
    Channels: Liver, Pericardium
    Key Characteristics: Invigorates the blood, also expels lurking fire at the blood level, cools blood and expels wind.

  • Ling Zhi (Red)

    $0.12

    Ling Zhi (Red) (Ganoderma)
    Properties: sweet, neutral
    Channels: Heart, Liver, Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Calms the spirit while augmenting qi and blood. Also tonifies Lungs and transforms phlegm.

  • Liu Huang (Powder)

    $0.03

    Liu Huang (Sulphur)
    Properties: sour, hot, toxic
    Channels: Kidneys, Large Intestine, Pericardium
    Key Characteristics: Kills parasites (especially scabies and tinea), resolves toxicity, stops itching.
    Additional Notes: Only use externally. We do not have prepared Liu Huang and thus it should not be used internally.
    Please tell your patient that as this is a powdered herb the bag should be opened slowly to stop the powder from escaping. For best results open the bag upside down inside the pot with a small amount of water in the bottom and once the bag is removed quickly close the lid.

  • Liu Ji Nu

    $0.02

    Liu Ji Nu (Herba Artemisiae anomalae)
    Properties: bitter, warm
    Channels: Heart, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Invigorates the blood, also good for food stagnation.

  • Long Chi

    $0.26

    Long Chi (Dens Draconis)
    Properties: Astringent, cool
    Channels: Heart, Kidneys, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Calms the spirit, cools heat, suppresses childhood convulsions.

  • Long Dan Cao

    $0.08

    Long Dan Cao (Radix Gentianae)
    Properties: bitter, cold
    Channels: Gallbladder, Liver, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Clears heat, dries dampness, drains excessive Liver fire and clears lower Jiao damp-heat, especially around the genitals (in which case this herb is essential).

  • Long Gu (Powder)

    $0.07

    Long Gu (Os Draconis)
    Properties: sweet, Astringent, neutral
    Channels: Heart, Kidneys, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Calms with heaviness, binds with astringency, secures the normal qi.
    Additional Notes: Please tell your patient that as this is a powdered herb the bag should be opened slowly to stop the powder from escaping. For best results open the bag upside down inside the pot with a small amount of water in the bottom and once the bag is removed quickly close the lid.

  • Long Yan Rou Certified

    $0.10

    Long Yan Rou (Arillus Longanae)
    Properties: sweet, warm
    Channels: Heart, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies blood, tonifies the qi, calms the spirit. Also augments Heart and Spleen.
    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.

  • Lu Dou

    $0.02

    Lu Dou (Semen Phaseoli Munginis)
    Properties: sweet, cool
    Channels: Heart, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Clear summerheat, alleviates thirst, resolves toxicity. Antidote to poisoning from herbs (e.g. aconite) often used in combination with Gan Cao.

  • Lu Gen

    $0.03

    Lu Gen (Rhizoma Phragmitis)
    Properties: sweet, cold
    Channels: Lungs, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Drains fire, also generates fluids, promotes urination and encourages rashes to surface.
    Additional Notes: Effective doses start at 15g but that makes the bags quite bulky, warn the patient they’ll need to add more water.

  • Lu Jiao Jiao

    $1.34

    Lu Jiao Jiao (Gelatinum Cornu Cervi)
    Properties: sweet, salty, warm
    Channels: Liver, Kidneys
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies yang, nourishes essence and blood, stops bleeding.
    Additional Notes: Very Expensive.

  • Lu Jiao Shuang (Powder)

    $0.18

    Lu Jiao Shuang (Comu Degelatinum Cervi)
    Properties: sweet, salty, slightly warm
    Channels: Kidneys, Liver, Heart, Pericardium
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies yang, however is not cloying or hard to digest, in fact is specific for patients with loose stool.
    Additional Notes: Please tell your patient that as this is a powdered herb the bag should be opened slowly to stop the powder from escaping. For best results open the bag upside down inside the pot with a small amount of water in the bottom and once the bag is removed quickly close the lid.

  • Lu Lu Tong

    $0.02

    Lu Lu Tong (Fructus Liquidambaris)
    Properties: bitter, neutral
    Channels: Liver, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Invigorates the blood, also good for opening sinus, fallopian tubes and milk ducts.

  • Lu Rong

    $3.00
  • Lu Xian Cao

    $0.03

    Lu Xian Cao or Lu Han Cao (Herba Pyrolae)
    Properties: sweet, bitter, warm
    Channels: Liver, Kidneys
    Key Characteristics: Dispels wind-dampness, tonifies Kidneys, stops bleeding. Also helps Kidneys grasp qi, nourishes the Heart to stop sweating. Can be used for palpitations with night sweats.

  • Luo Shi Teng

    $0.02

    Luo Shi Teng (Caulis Trachelospermi)
    Properties: bitter, slightly cold
    Channels: Liver
    Key Characteristics: Dispels wind-damp, invigorates the collaterals, cools the blood. Also reduces swelling (e.g. breast abscess) and painful obstruction of the throat.

  • Ma Bo

    $0.16

    Ma Bo (Fructificatio Lasiosphaerae seu Calvatiae)
    Properties: acrid, neutral
    Channels: Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Clears heat, eliminates toxins, light and dispersing, best for throat disorders due to wind-heat.

  • Ma Chi Xian

    $0.03

    Ma Chi Xian (Herba Portulacae)
    Properties: sour, cold, slippery
    Channels: Large Intestine, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Clears heat, eliminates toxins, also good for colicky pain that persists after bowel movements (e.g. in dysentery), hot vaginal discharge. Also cools blood, clears damp-heat, stops bleeding and hot painful urinary dribbling.

  • Mai Men Dong Certified

    $0.08

    Mai Men Dong Certified (Tuber Ophiopogonis Japnici)
    Properties: sweet, slightly bitter, slightly cold
    Channels: Spleen, Stomach, Heart (Lungs)
    Key Characteristics: Nourishes yin of the Stomach, Spleen, Heart and Lungs, clears heat, quiets irritability. Also moistens the Intestines.
    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.

  • Mai Ya

    $0.02

    Mai Ya (Fructus Germinatus Hordei)
    Properties: sweet, neutral
    Channels: Liver, Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Reduces food stagnation due to starches and fruits, facilitates the flow of Liver qi, softens areas of hardness, improves the appetite. Gently calms the spirit. Also used for all types of lumps and cysts.

  • Man Jing Zi

    $0.03

    Man Jing Zi (Fructus Viticis)
    Properties: bitter, acrid, cool
    Channels: Bladder, Liver, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Disperses exterior wind-heat. Best for headaches and eye pain, but also stops joint pain (mild effect).

  • Mang Xiao

    $0.03

    Mang Xiao (Natrii Sulfas)
    Properties: salty, bitter, very cold
    Channels: Stomach, Large Intestine
    Key Characteristics: Softens hardened clumping of stool by drawing fluids into the intestine. Clears heat, drains fire. Also good for red swollen painful eyes, or red swollen lesions including breast problems (e.g. mastitis).
    Additional Notes: Do not decoct, add to decocted liquid at the end. Do not use during pregnancy. If prescribed we will bag separately to be added at the end of decoction.

  • Mei Gui Hua

    $0.09

    Mei Gui Hua (Flos Rosae rugosae)
    Properties: sweet, slightly bitter, warm, aromatic
    Channels: Liver, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Moves qi, also gently harmonizes blood and relieves constraint (i.e depression) especially in conjunction with Yu Jin.

  • Mi Meng Hua

    $0.04

    Mi Meng Hua (Flos Buddleiae Immaturus)
    Properties: sweet, cool
    Channels: Liver
    Key Characteristics: Gently drains fire, useful for brightening the eyes.

  • Ming Fan

    $0.03

    Ming Fan (Alumen)
    Properties: sour, astringent, cold
    Channels: Large Intestine, Liver, Lungs, Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Restrains damp and resolves toxicity; also generates flesh and transforms putrefaction.
    Additional Notes: Only use externally. Often added to Huang Bai, Ku Shen, She Chuang Zi, Bai Xian Pi, and Ai Ye as a wash for vaginal itch.

  • Mo Yao

    $0.04

    Mo Yao (Resina Myrrhae)
    Properties: bitter, neutral
    Channels: Heart, Liver, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Invigorates the blood, excellent for pain, has a bad aftertaste.

  • Mu Dan Pi (Raw) Certified

    $0.07

    Mu Dan Pi (Raw) (Cortex Radicis Moutan)
    Properties: acrid, bitter, cool
    Channels: Heart, Liver, Kidneys
    Key Characteristics: Cools the blood, also moves blood, clears yin-deficient heat, clears Liver fire, drains pus and reduces swelling.
    Additional Notes: This is the raw form. Use our charred form for stopping bleeding due to blood heat. If charred is desired please select Mu Dan Pi (Tan) from the herbs list.
    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.

  • Mu Dan Pi (Tan) Certified

    $0.09

    Mu Dan Pi (Tan) (Cortex Radicis Moutan)
    Properties: acrid, bitter, cool
    Channels: Heart, Liver, Kidneys
    Key Characteristics: Cools the blood, also moves blood, clears yin-deficient heat, clears Liver fire, drains pus and reduces swelling.
    Additional Notes: This is the charred form. Use our charred form for stopping bleeding due to blood heat. If raw is desired please select Mu Dan Pi (Raw) from the herbs list.
    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.

  • Mu Gua

    $0.03

    Mu Gua (Fructus Chaenomelis)
    Properties: sour, slightly warm
    Channels: Liver, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Transforms dampness, harmonizes Spleen and Stomach, alleviates cramping (especially calves but also intestinal) from contracting tendons and sinews. Also reduces food stagnation.

  • Mu Hu Die

    $0.05

    Mu Hu Die (Oroxyli Semen)
    Properties: sweet, bland, cool
    Channels: Liver, Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Gently frees Liver qi and moistens Lungs to help the voice.

  • Mu Li (Powder)

    $0.03

    Mu Li (Concha Ostreae)
    Properties: salty, Astringent, cool
    Channels: Liver, Kidneys
    Key Characteristics: Secures deficiency leading to leakage and loss, stops sweating. Softens hard masses or nodules due to constrained heat and phlegm. Augments yin deficiency with floating yang leading to disorders in the channels of the Heart, Liver and Kidneys. Calms the spirit, absorbs acidity and alleviates pain (e.g. gastric acid).
    Additional Notes: Please tell your patient that as this is a powdered herb the bag should be opened slowly to stop the powder from escaping. For best results open the bag upside down inside the pot with a small amount of water in the bottom and once the bag is removed quickly close the lid.

  • Mu Xiang (Raw)

    $0.04

    Mu Xiang (Raw) (Radix Auklandiae)
    Properties: acrid, bitter, warm
    Channels: Gallbladder, Large Intestine, Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Moves qi, also good for abdominal pain.
    Additional Notes: This is the raw form. We also offer a prepared form for use when there is loose stool. If you would like the prepared form, please select Mu Xiang (Wei) from the herbs list.

  • Mu Xiang (Wei)

    $0.05

    Mu Xiang (Wei) (Radix Auklandiae)
    Properties: acrid, bitter, warm
    Channels: Gallbladder, Large Intestine, Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Moves qi, also good for abdominal pain.
    Additional Notes: This is the prepared form. We prepare our Mu Xiang by dusting it with glutinous rice flour and then dry-frying. Use our prepared Mu Xiang when there is loose stool. If you desire the raw form, please select Mu Xiang (Raw) from the herbs list.

  • Mu Zei Cao

    $0.04

    Mu Zei Cao (Herba Equiseti Hiemalis)
    Properties: sweet, bitter, neutral
    Channels: Liver, Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Disperses exterior wind-heat, also good for eyes (e.g. superficial visual obstruction and pterygium), stops bowel bleeding.

  • Nan Sha Shen

    $0.06

    Nan Sha Shen (Adenophorae Radix)
    Properties: sweet, cool, slightly bitter
    Channels: Lungs, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Nourishes yin of the Lungs and Stomach, clears heat, generates fluids, stops cough and also expels phlegm.

  • Niu Bang Zi (Chao)

    $0.04

    Niu Bang Zi (Chao) (Fructus Arctii)
    Properties: acrid, bitter, cold
    Channels: Lungs, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Disperses exterior wind-heat. Best for sore throats, also vents rashes and moistens the Intestines.
    Additional Notes: This is the dry-fried form. Use our dry-fried form if the patient has loose stool. If raw is desired please select Niu Bang Zi (Raw) from the herbs list.

  • Niu Bang Zi (Raw)

    $0.03

    Niu Bang Zi (Raw) (Fructus Arctii)
    Properties: acrid, bitter, cold
    Channels: Lungs, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Disperses exterior wind-heat. Best for sore throats, also vents rashes and moistens the Intestines.
    Additional Notes: This is the raw form. Use our dry-fried form if the patient has loose stool. If dry-fried is desired please select Niu Bang Zi (Chao) from the herbs list.

  • Nu Zhen Zi (Prepared)

    $0.04

    Nu Zhen Zi (Prepared) (Fructus Ligustri lucidi)
    Properties: bitter, sweet, cool (or neutral)
    Channels: Kidneys, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Nourishes yin of Liver and Kidneys, cools heat, brightens the eyes, blackens the hair. To stop bleeding, usually used with Han Lian Cao.
    Additional Notes: We only dispense the prepared form. To prepare we soak the Nu Zhen Zi in wine, then steam it. This greatly increases the tonifying effect while preventing the intensely yin nature of the herb from impacting on the digestion.

  • Nuo Dao Gen Xu

    $0.04

    Nuo Dao Gen Xu (Radix Oryzae glutinosae)
    Properties: sweet, neutral
    Channels: Kidneys, Liver, Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Stops heat from deficiency and night sweats due to yin deficiency.
    Additional Notes: 15g is usual dose.

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    $0.01
  • Ou Jie (Raw)

    $0.02

    Ou Jie (Raw) (Nodus Rhizomatis Nelumbinis)
    Properties: sweet, astringent, neutral
    Channels: Lungs, Stomach, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Stops bleeding, removes blood stasis, but also astringent.
    Additional Notes: This is the raw form. We most commonly dispense charred Ou Jie. To make charred Ou Jie we wash the lotus nodes thoroughly as they are often quite dirty, then we char which is better to stop bleeding while reducing somewhat its stasis-removing effects. In this form it is very useful for bleeding in pregnancy due to blood stasis. Usual dose 15-30g. If you would prefer the charred version please select Ou Jie (Tan) from the herbs list.

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  • Ou Jie (Tan)

    $0.03

    Ou Jie (Tan) (Nodus Rhizomatis Nelumbinis)
    Properties: sweet, astringent, neutral
    Channels: Lungs, Stomach, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Stops bleeding, removes blood stasis, but also astringent.
    Additional Notes: This is the charred form. We wash the lotus nodes thoroughly as they are often quite dirty, then we char them which is better to stop bleeding while reducing somewhat its stasis-removing effects. In this form it is very useful for bleeding in pregnancy due to blood stasis. Usual dose 15-30g. If you would prefer the raw version please select Ou Jie (Raw) from the herbs list.

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  • Pang Da Hai

    $0.07

    Pang Da Hai (Sterculiae Semen)
    Properties: sweet, cold
    Channels: Large Intestine, Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Gently cools and moistens the throat and Intestines for hoarseness, sore throat and phlegm heat cough.
    Additional Notes: Usually taken as a tea, putting one, two or three pieces in a cup and pouring boiling water over them. If giving to your patient as a tea select the herb and dosage in your prescription and then inform us in the ‘special instructions’ tab located at checkout that you would like it bagged separately.

  • Pao Jiang

    $0.07

    Pao Jiang (Blast-Fried Rhizoma Zingiberis)
    Properties: bitter, astringent
    Channels: Heart, Lungs, Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Warms the middle, stops diarrhea, consolidates yang, stops bleeding due to yang deficiency.

  • Pei Lan Ye

    $0.02

    Pei Lan Ye (Herba Eupatorii)
    Properties: acrid, neutral
    Channels: Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Dispels middle Jiao turbid damp, unbinds the Stomach, releases the exterior, useful when the patient complains of a metallic or sticky sweet taste in the mouth. Additional Notes: Do not use for a prolonged time.

  • Pi Pa Ye

    $0.02

    Pi Pa Ye (Folium Eriobotryae)
    Properties: bitter, cool
    Channels: Lungs, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Directs qi downward to stop cough and settle the Stomach, stops nausea and vomiting.

  • Pian Jiang Huang

    $0.02

    Pian Jiang Huang (Rhizoma Curcumae longae)
    Properties: acrid, bitter, warm
    Channels: Spleen, Stomach, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Invigorates the blood, also good for expelling wind so particularly good for shoulder pain.

  • Pu Gong Ying

    $0.02

    Pu Gong Ying (Herba Taraxaci cum Radice)
    Properties: bitter, sweet, cold
    Channels: Liver, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Clears heat, eliminates toxins. Specific for mastitis. Also good for red eyes and painful urinary dribbling from damp-heat.

  • Pu Huang (Raw)

    $0.05

    Pu Huang (Raw) (Pollen Typhae)
    Properties: sweet, acrid, neutral, slippery
    Channels: Liver, Heart, Pericardium, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Stops bleeding, removes blood stasis, promotes urination (e.g. in hot painful urinary dribbling).

  • Qian Cao Gen

    $0.12

    Qian Cao Gen (Radix Rubiae)
    Properties: bitter, cold
    Channels: Heart, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Cools blood, stops bleeding, removes blood stasis. Also disperses wind-damp to help painful joints. Can cool Liver and transform phlegm to treat chronic stubborn cough with pain in the chest from Liver heat affecting Lungs.

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  • Qian Hu

    $0.06

    Qian Hu (Radix Peucedani)
    Properties: bitter, acrid, slightly cold
    Channels: Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Directs qi downward, helps Lung qi disseminate to expel wind-heat, directs fire downward to dissolve phlegm.

  • Qian Nian Jian

    $0.02

    Qian Nian Jian (Rhizoma Homalomenae)
    Properties: acrid, bitter, warm
    Channels: Kidneys, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Strengthens sinews and bones, dispels wind-damp painful obstruction. Slightly toxic.
    Additional Notes: Slightly Toxic.

  • Qian Shi

    $0.05

    Qian Shi (Semen Euryalis)
    Properties: sweet, astringent, neutral
    Channels: Kidneys, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies and restrains the Spleen and Kidneys, eliminates dampness and stops vaginal discharge.

  • Qiang Huo

    $0.23

    Qiang Huo (Radix Et Rhizoma Notopterygii)
    Properties: acrid, bitter, aromatic, warm
    Channels: Bladder, Kidneys
    Key Characteristics: Warm and releases the exterior, also good for joint pain, leads into Taiyang and Du channels, so best for occipital headaches.
    Additional Notes: Expensive.

  • Qin Jiao

    $0.10

    Qin Jiao (Radix Gentianae macrophyllae)
    Properties: bitter, acrid, slightly cold
    Channels: Gallbladder, Liver, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Dispels wind-damp (but less drying than most herbs for this), stops tidal fever and steaming bone disorder. Clears heat from deficiency, moistens the Intestines and unblocks bowels.

  • Qin Pi

    $0.03

    Qin Pi (Cortex Fraxini)
    Properties: bitter, cold
    Channels: Gallbladder, Large Intestine, Liver, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Clears heat, dries dampness, also benefits the eyes and binds the Intestines (as it has a constricting effect, useful in damp-heat diarrhea, dysentery or ulcerative colitis).

  • Qing Dai (Powder)

    $0.08

    Qing Dai (Indigo Naturalis)
    Properties: salty, very cold
    Channels: Liver, Lungs, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Clears heat, eliminates toxins, drains Liver fire, drains Lung heat, dispels summerheat and extinguishes wind to stop tremors and childhood fright wind.
    Additional Notes: Also applied externally. Should be added as a powder after decoction since it does not dissolve. Small doses (1.5 -3g). If prescribed we will bag separately to be added after cooking please inform your patient.

  • Qing Hao

    $0.02

    Qing Hao (Herba Artemisiae annuae)
    Properties: bitter, cold
    Channels: Kidneys, Liver, Gallbladder
    Key Characteristics: Clears heat from deficiency, also clears summerheat and deficient fevers with steaming bones. Cools the blood and stops bleeding, checks malarial disorders causing alternating chills and fever.
    Additional Notes: Tends to cause loose stool if digestion is weak. Most effective if not cooked too long. If this is a key herb in the formula please write ‘bag separately’ in the special instructions box during checkout, and inform your patient to add to decoction towards the end of cooking.

  • Qing Hao Spring Wind

    $0.10

    Qing Hao (Herba Artemisiae annuae)
    Properties: bitter, cold
    Channels: Kidneys, Liver, Gallbladder
    Key Characteristics: Clears heat from deficiency, also clears summerheat and deficient fevers with steaming bones. Cools the blood and stops bleeding, checks malarial disorders causing alternating chills and fever.
    Additional Notes: Tends to cause loose stool if digestion is weak. Most effective if not cooked too long. If this is a key herb in the formula please write ‘bag separately’ in the special instructions box during checkout, and inform your patient to add to decoction towards the end of cooking.
    The Spring Wind label on this herb indicates that you are selecting our highest quality herbs available. To read more about Spring Wind herbs visit our partnered businesses page.

  • Qing Pi

    $0.03

    Qing Pi (Pericarpium Citri reticulatae viride)
    Properties: bitter, acrid, warm
    Channels: Gallbladder, Liver, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Moves qi, also good for breast distention and lumps.

  • Qing Xiang Zi

    $0.03

    Qing Xiang Zi (Semen Celosiae)
    Properties: sweet, cool
    Channels: Liver
    Key Characteristics: Strongly clears fire from Liver to brighten eyes and direct qi downward, also good for eye pain, hypertension and dilating the pupil (if pathologically contracted).

  • Qu Mai

    $0.02

    Qu Mai (Dianthi Herba)
    Properties: bitter, cold, slippery
    Channels: Bladder, Heart, Small Intestine
    Key Characteristics: Cools heat, directs downward, invigorates blood, leads heat and fire in the heart and Small Intestine down and out through the urine. Can also be used for blood stasis causing amenorrhea.
    Additional Notes: Do not use in pregnancy.

  • Quan Xie

    $0.85

    Quan Xie (Buthus Martensis)
    Properties: salty, acrid, neutral, toxic
    Channels: Liver
    Key Characteristics: Strongly extinguishes Liver wind, stops spasms and pain. Tracks down wind, unblocks the collaterals and treats stubborn headaches. Also attacks and resolves fire toxicity in the case of toxic sores, swellings and scrofula.
    Additional Notes: We grind the scorpions when dispensed. Few complain of the taste. Expensive.

  • Ren Dong Teng

    $0.02

    Ren Dong Teng (Caulis Lonicerae)
    Properties: sweet, cold
    Channels: Lungs, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: This is the vine of Jin Yin Hua, its antitoxic effects go deeper into the body (e.g. abdomen), like all vines it acts on sinews and tendons. Also stops hot abdominal pain due to infection or inflammation, and breast pain for mastitis.

  • Ren Shen

    $0.73

    Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng)
    Properties: sweet, slightly bitter, slightly warm
    Channels: Lungs, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Powerfully tonifies the primal qi (yuan qi) of the five organs, nourishes yin, revives from collapse, stops heavy bleeding. Also benefits the Heart qi, calms the spirit and generates fluids to stop thirst.
    Additional Notes: Very expensive, but essential when you need to target the yuan qi (e.g. to support the fetus in pregnancy). Substitutes like Dang Shen are fine but only tonify Lung and Spleen qi.

  • Rou Cong Rong

    $0.18

    Rou Cong Rong (Herba Cistanchis)
    Properties: sweet, salty, warm
    Channels: Large Intestine, Kidneys
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies yang, enriches the essence and blood, moistens the Intestines.

  • Rou Gui

    $0.04

    Rou Gui (Cortex Cinnamomi)
    Properties: acrid, sweet, hot
    Channels: Heart, Kidneys, Liver, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Warms and tonifies the yang, disperses cold, promotes movement of blood. Also leads fire back to its source (e.g. when deficient yang allows rootless yang to float). Can help joint pain from cold-dampness.

  • Rou Gui Spring Wind

    $0.09

    Rou Gui (Cortex Cinnamomi)
    Properties: acrid, sweet, hot
    Channels: Heart, Kidneys, Liver, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Warms and tonifies the yang, disperses cold, promotes movement of blood. Also leads fire back to its source (e.g. when deficient yang allows rootless yang to float). Can help joint pain from cold-dampness.
    The Spring Wind label on this herb indicates that you are selecting our highest quality herbs available. To read more about Spring Wind herbs visit our partnered businesses page.

  • Ru Xiang

    $0.04

    Ru Xiang (Resina Olibani)
    Properties: acrid, bitter, warm
    Channels: Heart, Liver, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Invigorates the blood, excellent for pain, has a bad aftertaste.

  • San Leng

    $0.04

    San Leng (Rhizoma Sparganii)
    Properties: bitter, acrid, neutral
    Channels: Liver, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Invigorates the blood, also good for food stagnation, and good for reducing blood stagnation without overly invigorating blood.

  • San Qi

    $0.42

    San Qi (Radix Pseudoginseng)
    Properties: sweet, slightly bitter, warm
    Channels: Liver, Stomach, Large Intestine
    Key Characteristics: Stops bleeding without causing blood stasis, transforms blood stasis, reduces swelling and stops pain.
    Additional Notes: Expensive. Do not use in pregnancy unless there is clearly blood stasis causing bleeding, and a milder herb such as Ou Jie Tan would not be sufficient.

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  • Sang Bai Pi

    $0.03

    Sang Bai Pi (Cortex Radicis Mori)
    Properties: sweet, cold
    Channels: Lungs, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Drains Lung heat to stop cough and wheeze, drains fluids and treats edema, especially of the face and eyelids. Also used for high blood pressure.

  • Sang Ji Sheng

    $0.03

    Sang Ji Sheng (Herba Taxilli)
    Properties: bitter, sweet, neutral
    Channels: Kidney, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies Liver and Kidneys, nourishes yin and blood, expels wind-dampness, calms the fetus.

  • Sang Piao Xiao

    $0.54

    Sang Piao Xiao (Ootheca Mantidis)
    Properties: sweet, salty, neutral, astringent
    Channels: Kidneys, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Reinforces the yang of Mingmen, secures the essence, contains the urine.
    Additional Notes: Expensive.

  • Sang Shen Zi

    $0.04

    Sang Shen Zi (Fructus Mori)
    Properties: sweet, cold
    Channels: Heart, Liver, Kidneys
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies blood, cools blood and nourishes yin (e.g. for moistening the Intestines when blood deficiency has caused constipation).

  • Sang ye

    $0.02

    Sang Ye (Folium Mori)
    Properties: sweet, bitter, cold
    Channels: Liver, Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Disperses exterior wind-heat, also cools Lungs, brightens eyes, calms the Liver and stops bleeding from blood heat (in large doses).

  • Sang Zhi

    $0.02

    Sang Zhi (Ramulus Mori)
    Properties: bitter, sweet, slightly cold
    Channels: Liver
    Key Characteristics: Dispels wind-damp, unblocks collaterals, treats pain, numbness and itching, especially in the upper limbs. for pain in the hands and fingers this is essential.
    Additional Notes: Use up to 30g.

  • Sha Ren

    $0.18

    Sha Ren (Fructus Amomi)
    Properties: acrid, warm, aromatic
    Channels: Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Promotes flow of qi, warms the middle Jiao, improves the appetite, calms the fetus.

  • Sha Yuan Ji Li

    $0.04

    Sha Yuan Ji Li (Semen Astragali complanati)
    Properties: sweet, warm
    Channels: Kidneys, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies Liver and Kidneys, secures the essence, brightens the eyes.

  • Shan Yao (Chao) Certified

    $0.10

    Shan Yao (Chao) (Radix Dioscoreae)
    Properties: sweet, neutral
    Channels: Kidneys, Lungs, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies qi and yin of Lungs, Spleen and Kidneys, secures the essence.
    Additional Notes: This is the dry-fried form, which is better for patients with loose stool, while also tonifying the Kidneys to secure essence. If the raw form is desired please select Shan Yao (Raw) from the herbs list.
    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.

  • Shan Yao (Raw) Certified

    $0.09

    Shan Yao (Raw) (Radix Dioscoreae)
    Properties: sweet, neutral
    Channels: Kidneys, Lungs, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies qi and yin of Lungs, Spleen and Kidneys, secures the essence.
    Additional Notes: This is the raw form, we also dispense dry-fried Shan Yao which is better for patients with loose stool, while also tonifying the Kidneys to secure essence. If the dry-fried form is desired please select Shan Yao (Chao) from the herbs list.
    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.

  • Shan Zha (Raw) Certified

    $0.05

    Shan Zha (Raw) (Fructus Crataegi)
    Properties: sour, sweet, slightly warm
    Channels: Liver, Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Reduces food stagnation (especially from meat and greasy foods), invigorates blood, alleviates diarrhea and dysentery.
    Additional Notes: This is the raw form. We also offer charred Shan Zha which enters the blood level to transform blood stasis and stop bleeding. If charred is desired please select Shan Zha (Tan) from the herbs list. Large doses (over 15g) not to be used in pregnancy.
    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.

  • Shan Zha (Tan) Certified

    $0.06

    Shan Zha (Tan) (Fructus Crataegi)
    Properties: sour, sweet, slightly warm
    Channels: Liver, Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Reduces food stagnation (especially from meat and greasy foods), invigorates blood, alleviates diarrhea and dysentery.
    Additional Notes: This is the charred form. Charred Shan Zha enters the blood level to transform blood stasis and stop bleeding. If raw is desired please select Shan Zha (Raw) from the herbs list. Large doses (over 15g) not to be used in pregnancy.
    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.

  • Shan Zhi Zi (Chao)

    $0.05

    Shan Zhi Zi (Chao) (Fructus Gardeniae)
    Properties: bitter, cold
    Channels: Heart, Liver, Lungs, Stomach, San Jiao
    Key Characteristics: Drains fire, also relieves constrained heat, drains heat down through the San Jiao and out through the urine. Can resolve dampness, cool blood and stop bleeding.
    Additional Notes: This is the dry-fried form which is better for cooling blood and stopping bleeding. If raw is desired please select Shan Zhi Zi (Raw) from the herbs list.

  • Shan Zhi Zi (Raw)

    $0.04

    Shan Zhi Zi (Raw) (Fructus Gardeniae)
    Properties: bitter, cold
    Channels: Heart, Liver, Lungs, Stomach, San Jiao
    Key Characteristics: Drains fire, also relieves constrained heat, drains heat down through the San Jiao and out through the urine. Can resolve dampness, cool blood and stop bleeding.
    Additional Notes: This is the raw form. We also offer a dry-fried form which is better for cooling blood and stopping bleeding. If dry-fried is desired please select Shan Zhi Zi (Chao) from the herbs list.

  • Shan Zhu Yu

    $0.04

    Shan Zhu Yu (Fructus Corni)
    Properties: sour, slightly warm
    Channels: Kidneys, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Augments Liver and Kidneys, secures the primal qi, prevents abandonment. Also stops excessive sweating, stabilizes menses and stops bleeding from prolonged menstruation due to deficiency (mild effect).

  • Shan Zhu Yu Spring Wind

    $0.18

    Shan Zhu Yu (Fructus Corni)
    Properties: sour, slightly warm
    Channels: Kidneys, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Augments Liver and Kidneys, secures the primal qi, prevents abandonment. Also stops excessive sweating, stabilizes menses and stops bleeding from prolonged menstruation due to deficiency (mild effect).
    The Spring Wind label on this herb indicates that you are selecting our highest quality herbs available. To read more about Spring Wind herbs visit our partnered businesses page.

  • She Chuang Zi

    $0.06

    She Chuang Zi (Fructus Cnidii)
    Properties: acrid, bitter, warm
    Channels: Kidneys, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Strongly warms Kidney yang, dries dampness, stops itch. Frequently used in washes for itching and /or vaginal discharge.
    Additional Notes: As the seeds can be irritating we provide a reusable muslin cloth to be used for straining the herbs once decocted. Please inform your patient.

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  • She Gan

    $0.04

    She Gan (Rhizoma Belamcandae)
    Properties: bitter, cold
    Channels: Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Clears heat, eliminates toxins, reduces swelling of the throat, transforms phlegm. Excellent for clumps of hot phlegm stuck in the throat.

  • Shen Jin Cao

    $0.02

    Shen Jin Cao (Lycopodii Herba)
    Properties: acrid, bitter, warm
    Channels: Liver, Spleen, Kidneys
    Key Characteristics: Dispels wind-dampness, relaxes the tendons, invigorates the collaterals. Often used externally for trauma pain or contraction of the sinews.

  • Shen Qu

    $0.04

    Shen Qu (Massa Medica Fermentata)
    Properties: sweet, acrid, warm
    Channels: Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Treats food stagnation, promotes the flow of qi, alleviates diarrhea, also good for abdominal bloating (can be used by itself, the patient briefly boils the herb cake then strains it off and drinks it like tea).

  • Shen Qu Spring Wind

    $0.19

    Shen Qu (Massa Medica Fermentata)
    Properties: sweet, acrid, warm
    Channels: Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Treats food stagnation, promotes the flow of qi, alleviates diarrhea, also good for abdominal bloating (can be used by itself, the patient briefly boils the herb cake then strains it off and drinks it like tea).
    The Spring Wind label on this herb indicates that you are selecting our highest quality herbs available. To read more about Spring Wind herbs visit our partnered businesses page.

  • Sheng Di Huang Certified

    $0.05

    Sheng Di Huang (Radix Rehmanniae)
    Properties: sweet, bitter, cold
    Channels: Heart, Kidneys, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Cools the blood, also nourishes yin and generates fluids.
    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.

  • Sheng Jiang

    $0.09

    Sheng Jiang (Rhizoma Zingiberis)
    Properties: acrid, warm
    Channels: Lungs, Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Warm and releases the exterior. Also good for nausea and harmonizing nutritive and protective qi (in combination with Da Zao).
    Additional Notes: 1 of our slices of Sheng Jiang equals 3g.

  • Sheng Ma

    $0.05

    Sheng Ma (Rhizoma Cimicifugae)
    Properties: sweet, acrid, cool
    Channels: Large Intestine, Lungs, Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Disperses exterior wind-heat, also lifts yang qi, clears heat, vents rashes and stops bleeding (due to sinking qi).

  • Shi Chang Pu

    $0.05

    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).

  • Shi Di

    $0.03

    Shi Di (Calyx Kaki)
    Properties: bitter, astringent, neutral
    Channels: Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Moves qi, also good for burping, belching and hiccups.

  • Shi Gao (Powder)

    $0.02

    Shi Gao (Gypsum)
    Properties: sweet, acrid, Very cold
    Channels: Lungs, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Drains fire, disperses to vent the muscle layer, also very cooling for Lungs and Stomach.

  • Shi Hu

    $0.07

    Shi Hu (Herba Dendrobii)
    Properties: sweet, slightly salty, bland, cold
    Channels: Kidneys, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Nourishes Stomach yin, generates fluids, enriches Kidney yin, augments essence, expels heat from deficiency. Also brightens the eyes.
    Additional Notes: Needs to be boiled at least 30 minutes.

  • Shi Jue Ming (Powder)

    $0.03

    Shi Jue Ming (Concha Haliotidis)
    Properties: salty, cold
    Channels: Kidneys, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Cools Liver heat, anchors Liver yang, extinguishes Liver wind, nourishes Liver yin. Also improves the vision and reduces gastric acidity.
    Additional Notes: Please tell your patient that as this is a powdered herb the bag should be opened slowly to stop the powder from escaping. For best results open the bag upside down inside the pot with a small amount of water in the bottom and once the bag is removed quickly close the lid.

  • Shi Jun Zi

    $0.04

    Shi Jun Zi (Fructus Quisqualis)
    Properties: sweet, warm
    Channels: Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Kills parasites (especially roundworms and pinworms). Treats childhood nutritional impairment.
    Additional Notes: Instruct the patient NOT to drink hot tea when taking this herb, as it increases the chance of abdominal discomfort, hiccup, nausea and diarrhea. (If these symptoms do appear, they will go away by themselves after a few hours).

  • Shi Liu Pi

    $0.03

    Shi Liu Pi (Pericarpium Granati)
    Properties: sour, astringent, warm, toxic
    Channels: Kidneys, Large Intestine, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Binds the Intestines, stops diarrhea and dysenteric disorders due to cold from deficiency, halts uterine bleeding due to Kidney instability. Also kills parasites (especially tapeworms, hookworms and roundworms, apply topically for tinea).

  • Shi Wei

    $0.04

    Shi Wei (Herba Pyrrosiae)
    Properties: bitter, sweet, slightly cold
    Channels: Bladder, Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Cools Lungs, facilitates Bladder, stops bleeding due to heat. Also stops cough and expels phlegm.

  • Shou Di Huang (Raw) Certified

    $0.05

    Shou Di Huang (Raw) (Processed Radix Rehmanniae)
    Properties: sweet, slightly warm
    Channels: Liver, Kidneys, Heart
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies blood, enriches yin, generates essence, augments the marrow.
    Additional Notes: We also offer Charred Shou Di which stops bleeding due to Chong and Ren channel injury. If charred is desired please select Shou Di Huang (Tan) from the herbs list.
    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.

  • Shou Di Huang (Tan) Certified

    $0.07

    Shou Di Huang (Tan) (Processed Radix Rehmanniae)
    Properties: sweet, slightly warm
    Channels: Liver, Kidneys, Heart
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies blood, enriches yin, generates essence, augments the marrow.
    Additional Notes: This is the charred form which stops bleeding due to Chong and Ren channel injury. If unprepared is desired please select Shou Di Huang (Raw) from the herbs list.
    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.

  • Shui Niu Jiao

    $0.06

    Shui Niu Jiao (Bubali Cornu)
    Properties: salty, cold
    Channels: Heart, Liver, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Cools nutritive and blood heat, resolves toxic rashes, stops bleeding and tremors from heat in the blood.
    Additional Notes: Effective doses start at 30g but that makes the bags quite bulky, warn the patient they’ll need to add more water.

  • Si Gua Lou

    $0.02

    Si Gua Luo (Luffae Fructus Retinervus)
    Properties: sweet, neutral
    Channels: Lungs, Stomach, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Clears heat, eliminates toxins, also unblocks collaterals, invigorates blood, transforms phlegm. Especially good for phlegm in the collaterals (e.g. fibrous breasts).

  • Su Mu

    $0.02

    Su Mu (Lignum Sappan)
    Properties: sweet, salty, neutral, slightly acrid
    Channels: Heart, Liver, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Invigorates the blood, also stops pain and is good for external injuries.

  • Suan Zao Ren (Prepared)

    $0.05

    Suan Zao Ren (Prepared) (Semen Zizyphi spinosae)
    Properties: sweet, sour, neutral
    Channels: Gallbladder, Heart, Liver, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Nourishes Heart yin and Liver blood, promotes sleep, inhibits sweating (both spontaneous perspiration and night sweats).
    Additional Notes: We only dispense the prepared form.

  • Tai Zi Shen

    $0.14

    Tai Zi Shen (Radix Pseudostellariae)
    Properties: sweet, slightly bitter, neutral
    Channels: Lungs, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Tonifes both qi and yin.
    Additional Notes: Needs larger dose (20-30g). Can be expensive.

  • Tan Xiang

    $0.05

    Tan Xiang (Lignum Santali)
    Properties: acrid, warm, Aromatic
    Channels: Lungs, Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Moves qi, also good for throat obstruction from qi blockage.

  • Tao Ren

    $0.11

    Tao Ren (Semen Pruni)
    Properties: bitter, sweet, neutral
    Channels: Heart, Large Intestine, Liver, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Invigorates the blood, also moistens bowels.

  • Tian Hua Fen

    $0.04

    Tian Hua Fen (Trichosanthis Radix)
    Properties: bitter, slightly sweet, cold
    Channels: Lungs, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Drains fire, also strongly generates fluids, moistens Lung dryness, resolves toxicity and expels pus (especially breast abscess combined with Pu Gong Ying).
    Additional Notes: See its use as an alternative in Xiao Chai Hu Tang as discussed in the Shang Han Lun.

  • Tian Ma

    $0.23

    Tian Ma (Rhizoma Gastrodiae)
    Properties: sweet, neutral
    Channels: Liver
    Key Characteristics: Calms the Liver with gentle nourishment, extinguishes wind, controls spasms, stops pain (e.g. headaches), disperses joint pain. Expensive.

  • Tian Men Dong

    $0.14

    Tian Men Dong (Tuber Asparagi)
    Properties: sweet, bitter, Very cold
    Channels: Kidneys, Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Nourishes yin of the Lungs and Kidneys, generates fluids, cools heat due to yin deficiency. Also stops cough.

  • Tian Zhu Huang

    $0.12

    Tian Zhu Huang (Bambusae Concretio Silicea)
    Properties: sweet, cold
    Channels: Gallbladder, Heart, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Stops palpitations, extinguishes wind, cools the Heart, dislodges phlegm and opens the orifices (e.g. in stroke patients blocked by phlegm). Also stops tremors and convulsions in children.

  • Ting Li Zi

    $0.02

    Ting Li Zi (Semen Descurainiae Seu Lepidii)
    Properties: acrid, bitter, Very cold
    Channels: Lungs, Bladder
    Key Characteristics: Strongly drains Lung qi, for cough and wheeze that worsens when lying flat and for edema of the face.

  • Tong Cao

    $0.27

    Tong Cao (Medulla Tetrapanacis)
    Properties: sweet, bland, slightly cold
    Channels: Lungs, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Facilitates fluid metabolism of the Lungs, promotes lactation.
    Additional Notes: Expensive.

  • Tu Fu Ling

    $0.05

    Tu Fu Ling (Rhizoma Smilacis glabrae)
    Properties: sweet, bland, neutral
    Channels: Liver, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Clears heat, eliminates toxins, good for deep-set sores and boils. Also removes damp-heat and eases the joints. A good all-round antitoxic herb that is not bitter therefore well-tolerated by the patient.

  • Tu Su Zi

    $0.04

    Tu Si Zi (Semen Cuscutae)
    Properties: acrid, sweet, neutral
    Channels: Kidneys, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies primal yang, nourishes the yin, secures the essence. Tonifies Kidneys, Liver and Spleen without being cloying.

  • Wa Leng Zi (Powder)

    $0.02

    Wa Leng Zi (Concha Arcae)
    Properties: sweet, salty, neutral
    Channels: Liver, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Invigorates the blood, also good for gastric acid and reflux.

  • Wang Bu Liu Xing (Prepared)

    $0.04

    Wang Bu Liu Xing (Prepared) (Semen Vaccariae)
    Properties: bitter, neutral
    Channels: Liver, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Invigorates the blood, also good for promoting lactation and bringing on periods.

  • Wei Ling Xian

    $0.09

    Wei Ling Xian (Radix Clematidis)
    Properties: acrid, salty, warm
    Channels: Strongly mobilizes all twelve channels
    Key Characteristics: Stops pain due to wind, cuts phlegm, softens hard lumps (e.g. breast lumps, abdominal masses, even bones in the throat).
    Additional Notes: Quite drying and can exhaust normal qi, so best for short term use.

  • Wu Jia Pi

    $0.03

    Wu Jia Pi (Cortex Radicis Acanthopanacis)
    Properties: acrid, bitter, warm
    Channels: Kidneys, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Clears wind-damp, warms Kidneys and Liver, stops pain, strengthens sinews. Also transforms dampness and reduces swelling (e.g. edema of the feet and legs).

  • Wu Ling Zhi (Powder)

    $0.12

    Wu Ling Zhi (Feces Trogopterori Seu Pteromi)
    Properties: bitter, sweet, warm
    Channels: Liver, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Invigorates the blood, also excellent for pain in combination with Yan Hu Suo.
    Additional Notes: We dispense this as a powder rather than the original pellets. Please tell your patient that as this is a powdered herb the bag should be opened slowly to stop the powder from escaping. For best results open the bag upside down inside the pot with a small amount of water in the bottom and once the bag is removed quickly close the lid.

  • Wu Mei

    $0.04

    Wu Mei (Fructus Mume)
    Properties: sour, warm
    Channels: Large Intestine, Liver, Lungs, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Preserves the Lungs, binds up the Intestines, stops bleeding, generates fluids, stops thirst, quiets intestinal parasites (especially roundworms).

  • Wu Shao She (Powder)

    $0.27

    Wu Shao She (Zaocys)
    Properties: sweet, salty, neutral, not toxic.
    Channels: Liver, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Dispels wind, unblocks collaterals, settles jitteriness and convulsions.
    Additional Notes: Please tell your patient that as this is a powdered herb the bag should be opened slowly to stop the powder from escaping. For best results open the bag upside down inside the pot with a small amount of water in the bottom and once the bag is removed quickly close the lid.

  • Wu Wei Zi Certified

    $0.12

    Wu Wei Zi (Fructus Schisandrae)
    Properties: sour, warm
    Channels: Heart, Kidneys, Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Contains leakage of Lung qi, grasps the qi, enriches the Kidneys, stops diarrhea, nourishes the Liver, calms the spirit, generates fluids.
    Additional Notes: Small doses sufficient (2-5g).
    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.

  • Wu Yao

    $0.04

    Wu Yao (Radix Linderae)
    Properties: acrid, warm
    Channels: Bladder, Kidneys, Lungs, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Moves qi, also warms Kidneys, good for low abdominal pain especially if cold, and for pain from hernia.

  • Wu Zhu Yu (Huang Lian Prepared)

    $0.23

    Wu Zhu Yu (Huang Lian Prepared) (Fructus Evodiae)
    Properties: acrid, bitter, hot, slightly toxic, Very Dry
    Channels: Kidneys, Liver, Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Strongly warms the middle and lower Jiao, stops nausea and vomiting due to cold, alleviates cold pain in the chest and abdomen. Also good for vertex headache that involves the temples when there is vomiting of clear fluid.
    Additional Notes: This is the Huang Lian prepared form. The unprocessed herb is toxic. We soak the herb in Huang Lian juice then dry-fry it, which makes it much better for pent-up Liver-Stomach fire causing acid regurgitation, nausea and vomiting. We also offer Wu Zhu Yu in its standard prepared form which involves repeatedly soaking and rinsing the herb until it is bland, then drying it. If the standard preparation is desired please select Wu Zhu Yu (Prepared) from the herbs list.
    Small doses (2-5g) sufficient. Expensive.

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  • Wu Zhu Yu (Prepared)

    $0.21

    Wu Zhu Yu (Prepared) (Fructus Evodiae)
    Properties: acrid, bitter, hot, slightly toxic, Very Dry
    Channels: Kidneys, Liver, Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Strongly warms the middle and lower Jiao, stops nausea and vomiting due to cold, alleviates cold pain in the chest and abdomen. Also good for vertex headache that involves the temples when there is vomiting of clear fluid.
    Additional Notes: This is the standard prepared form. The unprocessed herb is toxic. To prepare we repeatedly soak and rinse the herb until it is bland, then dry it. We also offer Wu Zhu Yu soaked in Huang Lian juice then dry-fried, which makes it much better for pent-up Liver-Stomach fire causing acid regurgitation, nausea and vomiting. If this effect is desired please select Wu Zhu Yu (Huang Lian Prepared) from the herbs list.
    Small doses (2-5g) sufficient. Expensive.

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  • Xi Xian Cao

    $0.02

    Xi Xian Cao (Herba Siegesbeckiae)
    Properties: bitter, cold
    Channels: Kidneys, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Cools heat, dispels wind-damp, stops itching, calms the spirit. Also clears heat and pacifies the Liver so is used for high blood pressure.

  • Xi Yang Shen

    $0.92

    Xi Yang Shen (Radix Panacis qinquifolii)
    Properties: sweet, slightly bitter, cold
    Channels: Heart, Kidneys, Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Nourishes yin, tonifies qi, cools fire, generates fluids.
    Additional Notes: Expensive.

  • Xia Ku Cao

    $0.03

    Xia Ku Cao (Spica Prunellae)
    Properties: bitter, acrid, cold
    Channels: Gallbladder, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Drains fire, also brightens the eyes, stops night-time eye pain, reduces hot phlegm and resolves lumps and knots and nodules.

  • Xian He Cao

    $0.02

    Xian He Cao (Herba Agrimoniae)
    Properties: bitter, acrid, neutral
    Channels: Lungs, Liver, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Binds and inhibits bleeding, restrains leakage of blood, alleviates diarrhea, kills parasites (especially trichomonas vaginitis and tapeworm). Use in a wash to apply externally for trichomonas vaginitis. Also used as a qi tonic, and the book A Walk along the River says some doctors use it as a “herbal steroid without the side-effects of steroids”. For bleeding, it is a useful addition to the formula Gui Pi Tang.

  • Xian Ling Pi

    $0.04

    Xian Ling Pi (Herba Epimedii)
    Properties: acrid, sweet, warm
    Channels: Kidneys, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies Kidney yang and Mingmen fire, disperses wind-dampness.

  • Xian Mao

    $0.06

    Xian Mao (Rhizoma Curculiginis)
    Properties: acrid, hot, toxic
    Channels: Kidneys, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Strongly warms Mingmen fire and Kidney yang, expels cold-damp. Additional Notes: Usually used together with Xian Ling Pi.

  • Xiang Fu (Raw)

    $0.02

    Xiang Fu (Raw) (Rhizoma Cyperi)
    Properties: acrid, slightly warm, slightly sweet, neutral
    Channels: Liver, San Jiao, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Moves qi, also important for gynaecological qi obstruction.
    Additional Notes: This is the raw form. We also offer Xiang Fu prepared with wine, vinegar, honey and ginger to make Si Zhi Xiang Fu (four-prepared Xiang Fu) which assists its effects in moving qi, opening the San Jiao and stopping pain.
    If prepared Xiang Fu is desired please select Xiang Fu (Zhi) from the herbs list.

  • Xiang Fu (Zhi)

    $0.05

    Xiang Fu (Zhi) (Rhizoma Cyperi)
    Properties: acrid, slightly warm, slightly sweet, neutral
    Channels: Liver, San Jiao, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Moves qi, also important for gynaecological qi obstruction.
    Additional Notes: This is the prepared form. We prepare our Xiang Fu with wine, vinegar, honey and ginger to make Si Zhi Xiang Fu (four-prepared Xiang Fu) to assist its effects in moving qi, opening the San Jiao and stopping pain.
    If unprepared Xiang Fu is desired please select Xiang Fu (Raw) from the herbs list.

  • Xiao Hui Xiang (Chao)

    $0.04

    Xiao Hui Xiang (Chao) (Fructus Foeniculi)
    Properties: acrid, warm
    Channels: Liver, Kidneys, Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Harmonizes the middle, warms Liver and Kidneys, regulates and moves the qi. Therefore it is good for bloating and pain especially along the Liver channel in the lower abdomen, also treats bulging and hernia-like disorders.
    Additional Notes: This is the dry-fried form. Dry-frying Xiao Hui Xiang enhances its ability to warm and protect digestion. If you would prefer raw please select Xiao Hui Xiang (Raw) from the herbs list. Small doses (3-5g) are usually sufficient and more comfortable.

  • Xiao Hui Xiang (Raw)

    $0.02

    Xiao Hui Xiang (Raw) (Fructus Foeniculi)
    Properties: acrid, warm
    Channels: Liver, Kidneys, Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Harmonizes the middle, warms Liver and Kidneys, regulates and moves the qi. Therefore it is good for bloating and pain especially along the Liver channel in the lower abdomen, also treats bulging and hernia-like disorders.
    Additional Notes: This is the raw version. We most commonly dispense dry fried Xiao Hui Xiang. Dry-frying enhances the herbs ability to warm and protect digestion. If you would prefer our dry fried please select Xiao Hui Xiang (Chao) in the herbs list. Small doses (3-5g) are usually sufficient and more comfortable.

  • Xiao Ji

    $0.04

    Xiao Ji (Herba Cirsii)
    Properties: sweet, cool
    Channels: Liver, Heart
    Key Characteristics: Cools the blood, stops bleeding, promotes urination. Also good for damp-heat jaundice, hepatitis and high blood pressure.

  • Xie Bai

    $0.04

    Xie Bai (Bulbus Allii)
    Properties: acrid, bitter, warm
    Channels: Large Intestine, Lungs, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Moves qi, also good for chest pain and tenesmus and unblocking congealed constraint.

  • Xin Yi Hua

    $0.04

    Xin Yi Hua (Flos Magnoliae)
    Properties: acrid, warm
    Channels: Lungs, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Warm and dispersing. Best for unblocking sinus.
    Additional Notes: Don’t use during pregnancy (use Cang Er Zi and He Ye instead).

  • Xing Ren

    $0.04

    Xing Ren (Semen Pruni Armeniacae)
    Properties: bitter, slightly warm, slightly toxic
    Channels: Large Intestine, Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Directs Lung qi downward, disperses wind-cold, moistens the Intestines, Additional Notes: Slightly toxic (if eaten raw).

  • Xu Chang Qing

    $0.04

    Xu Chang Qing (Radix Cynanchi paniculati)
    Properties: acrid, warm, aromatic
    Channels: Liver, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Dispels wind, very good for stopping pain, invigorates the blood, resolves toxicity and stops itch.
    Additional Notes: Do not boil for long or the fragrance will be dissipated.

  • Xu Duan (Prepared)

    $0.06

    Xu Duan (Prepared) (Radix Dipsaci)
    Properties: bitter, acrid, slightly warm
    Channels: Kidneys, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies Liver and Kidneys, strengthens sinews and bones, gently invigorates blood, calms the fetus.
    Additional Notes: Preparing Xu Duan in salt directs it to the liver channels and increases its tonic properties.

  • Xuan Fu Hua

    $0.04

    Xuan Fu Hua (Flos Inulae)
    Properties: bitter, acrid, slightly warm
    Channels: Liver, Lungs, Stomach, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Directs qi downward to stop cough, softens hardened phlegm, dissipates pathogenic water. An important herb for thick gluey hard-to-cough out phlegm.
    Additional Notes: The little filaments of the flower can be irritating for the throat. Therefore we provide a reusable muslin cloth for straining the herbs once they have been decocted. Please inform your patient.

  • Xuan Shen Certified

    $0.03

    Xuan Shen (Radix Scrophulariae)
    Properties: salty, sweet, bitter, cold
    Channels: Kidneys, Lungs, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Cools the blood, also good for sore throat, lumps and swellings, while nourishing yin.
    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.

  • Xuan Shen Spring Wind

    $0.15

    Xuan Shen (Radix Scrophulariae)
    Properties: salty, sweet, bitter, cold
    Channels: Kidneys, Lungs, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Cools the blood, also good for sore throat, lumps and swellings, while nourishing yin.
    Additional Notes: The Spring Wind label on this herb indicates that you are selecting our highest quality herbs available. To read more about Spring Wind herbs visit our partnered businesses page.

  • Xue Jie

    $0.28

    Xue Jie (Sanguis Draconis)
    Properties: sweet, salty, neutral
    Channels: Heart, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Invigorates the blood, also generates flesh, most often applied externally (but can be used internally in pills and powders in small doses).

  • Yan Hu Suo (Prepared)

    $0.10

    Yan Hu Suo (Prepared) (Corydalis Rhizome)
    Properties: acrid, bitter, warm
    Channels: Heart, Liver, Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Invigorates the blood. Excellent for pain. We prepare ours with vinegar as this enhances the ability to stop pain.
    Additional Notes: We only dispense the prepared version of this herb.

  • Ye Jiao Teng

    $0.02

    Ye Jiao Teng (Polygoni multiflori Caulis)
    Properties: sweet, slightly bitter, neutral
    Channels: Heart, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Nourishes the Heart, calms the spirit, unblocks the collaterals, nourishes the blood and expels wind (and so gently stops itch — can also be applied externally for this). Particularly good for dream-disturbed sleep.
    Additional Notes: 15-30g is the usual dose.

  • Ye Ju Hua

    $0.03

    Ye Ju Hua (Flos Chrysanthemi indici)
    Properties: bitter, acrid, slightly cold
    Channels: Lungs, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Clears heat, eliminates toxins, resolves fire toxicity, drains fire and wind in Lungs and Liver channels, also used externally to stop itch.

  • Ye Ming Sha

    $0.04

    Ye Ming Sha (Excrementum Vespertilionis)
    Properties: acrid, cool
    Channels: Liver
    Key Characteristics: Drains fire. Best for bleeding into the whites of the eyes, night-blindness and cataracts, also breaks up blood stasis.

  • Yi Mu Cao

    $0.02

    Yi Mu Cao (Herba Leonuri)
    Properties: acrid, bitter, slightly cold, antitoxic
    Channels: Heart, Liver, Bladder, Pericardium
    Key Characteristics: Invigorates the blood, also good for heavy periods from clotting, if used at 15-20g, as it helps to contract the uterus, pushing out the clots which are causing the bleeding.

  • Yi Yi Ren (Chao)

    $0.03

    Yi Yi Ren (Chao) (Semen Coicis Lachyrma-jobi)
    Properties: sweet, bland, slightly cold
    Channels: Spleen, Lungs, Kidneys
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies Spleen and Lungs, leaches out dampness from the bones, sinews and muscles to treat joint pain, cold heat and also expel pus.
    Additional Notes: This is the dry-fried form. Dry-fried Yi Yi Ren is better for tonifying Spleen when there is loose stool. If raw is desired please select Yi Yi Ren (Raw) from the herbs list.

  • Yi Yi Ren (Raw)

    $0.02

    Yi Yi Ren (Raw) (Semen Coicis Lachyrma-jobi)
    Properties: sweet, bland, slightly cold
    Channels: Spleen, Lungs, Kidneys
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies Spleen and Lungs, leaches out dampness from the bones, sinews and muscles to treat joint pain, cold heat and also expel pus.
    Additional Notes: This is the raw form. We also offer dry-fried Yi Yi Ren which is better for tonifying Spleen when there is loose stool. If dry-fried is desired please select Yi Yi Ren (Chao) from the herbs list.

  • Yi Yi Ren (Raw) Spring Wind

    $0.09

    Yi Yi Ren (Raw) (Semen Coicis Lachyrma-jobi)
    Properties: sweet, bland, slightly cold
    Channels: Spleen, Lungs, Kidneys
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies Spleen and Lungs, leaches out dampness from the bones, sinews and muscles to treat joint pain, cold heat and also expel pus.
    Additional Notes: This is the raw form. We also offer dry-fried Yi Yi Ren which is better for tonifying Spleen when there is loose stool. If dry-fried is desired please select Yi Yi Ren (Chao) from the herbs list.
    The Spring Wind label on this herb indicates that you are selecting our highest quality herbs available. To read more about Spring Wind herbs visit our partnered businesses page.

  • Yi Zhi Ren

    $0.09

    Yi Zhi Ren (Fructus Alpiniae oxyphyllae)
    Properties: acrid, warm
    Channels: Kidneys, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies Spleen and Kidney yang, secures the urine. Also stops diarrhea and controls salivation (e.g. if excessive) and eliminates a thick unpleasant taste in the mouth.

  • Yin Chai Hu

    $0.03

    Yin Chai Hu (Radix Stellariae)
    Properties: sweet, cool
    Channels: Liver, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Clears heat from deficiency, but not bitter, also good for lingering heat with recurring afternoon fevers and bleeding due to heat in the blood, as well as childhood nutritional impairment.

  • Yin Chen Hao

    $0.02

    Yin Chen Hao (Herba Artemisiae scopariae)
    Properties: bitter, acrid, cool
    Channels: Liver, Spleen, Gallbladder, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Treats jaundice by clearing damp-heat. Also for damp sores and wind rashes especially in the lower body.

  • Yin Xing Ye

    $0.03
  • Yu Jin

    $0.04

    Yu Jin (Tuber Curcumae)
    Properties: acrid, bitter, cold
    Channels: Heart, Lungs, Liver, Gallbladder
    Key Characteristics: Invigorates the blood, also helps Gallbladder, and is good for qi constraint (i.e depression) especially in combination with Mei Gui Hua.

  • Yu Li Ren

    $0.08

    Yu Li Ren (Semen Pruni)
    Properties: acrid, bitter, sweet, neutral
    Channels: Large Intestine, Small Intestine, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Moistens and drains downward, treats constipation and also retention of fluids by promoting urination.
    Additional Notes: Use with caution during pregnancy.

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  • Yu Mi Xu

    $0.03

    Yu Mi Xu (Stylus Zeae Mays)
    Properties: sweet, bland, neutral, slippery
    Channels: Bladder, Gallbladder, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Stops painful urination from damp-heat or stones, good for edema due to nephritis (large doses 30g).

  • Yu Xing Cao

    $0.03

    Yu Xing Cao (Herba Houttuyniae)
    Properties: acrid, cool
    Channels: Large Intestine, Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Clears heat, eliminates toxins. Acts specifically on the Lungs (e.g. Lung abscess with coughing of pus and blood, or phlegm-heat clogging Lungs) and also damp-heat in the lower Jiao (e.g. urinary tract infection or diarrhea).
    Additional Notes: Needs 15g at least, do not boil for longer than five minutes. Can drink as a tea, the flavour is not unpleasant. If you would like this herb dispensed as a tea please inform us in the ‘special instructions’ box during checkout and we will bag separately.

  • Yu Zhu

    $0.06

    Yu Zhu (Rhizoma Polygonati odorati)
    Properties: sweet, slightly cold
    Channels: Lungs, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Nourishes yin of the Lungs and Stomach without being cloying, restores fluids injured by external pathogens without preventing the expulsion of those pathogens. Also extinguishes wind, softens tendons and moistens the sinews (e.g. yin deficiency leading to pain and spasms of the tendons). Can help with dizziness due to yin deficiency allowing internal wind.

  • Yuan Zhi (Prepared)

    $0.14

    Yuan Zhi (Prepared) (Radix Polygalae)
    Properties: bitter, acrid, slightly warm
    Channels: Heart, Lungs, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Transforms phlegm, opens the Heart orifice, re-establishes harmonious communication between Heart and Kidneys. Also stops cough, and reduces abscesses and dissipates swelling if applied externally.
    Additional Notes: We only dispense the prepared form. We prepare our Yuan Zhi with Gan Cao in order to reduce its mild irritation of the throat and enhance its calming effect.

  • Zao Jiao Ci

    $0.06

    Zao Jiao Ci (Spina Gleditsiae)
    Properties: acrid, warm
    Channels: Liver, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Draws out toxicity, discharges pus, invigorates the blood, reduces swellings. Also good for breaking up cysts (e.g. ovarian cysts or breast cysts), and penetrating boils to help them perforate.

  • Ze Lan

    $0.02

    Ze Lan (Herba Lycopi)
    Properties: bitter, acrid, slightly warm, Aromatic
    Channels: Liver, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Invigorates the blood, also moves fluids at the blood level and has a mild effect on fluid retention, good for pain in the mid-back.

  • Ze Xie

    $0.02

    Ze Xie (Rhizoma Alismatis)
    Properties: sweet, bland, cold
    Channels: Kidneys, Bladder
    Key Characteristics: Facilitates fluid pathways, drains ministerial fire by clearing lower Jiao damp-heat, stops dizziness due to thin mucous.

  • Zhe Bei Mu

    $0.11

    Zhe Bei Mu (Fritillariae thunbergii Bulbus)
    Properties: bitter, cold
    Channels: Heart, Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Cold, drains heat, transforms phlegm-heat, dissipates nodules especially in the neck and breast. Also relieves constraint and resolves toxicity.

  • Zhen Zhu Mu (Powder)

    $0.04

    Zhen Zhu Mu (Concha Margaratiferae)
    Properties: sweet, salty, cold
    Channels: Heart, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Cools Liver heat, anchors ascendant Liver yang, brightens the eyes, quiets the spirit. Also stops bleeding from the upper body (e.g. nosebleeds or coughing of blood).
    Additional Notes: Please tell your patient that as this is a powdered herb the bag should be opened slowly to stop the powder from escaping. For best results open the bag upside down inside the pot with a small amount of water in the bottom and once the bag is removed quickly close the lid.

  • Zhi Ke

    $0.05

    Zhi Ke (Fructus Aurantii)
    Properties: bitter, cool
    Channels: Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Moves qi, also good for prolapse in doses of 20+ grams.

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  • Zhi Mu

    $0.02

    Zhi Mu (Rhizoma Anemarrhenae)
    Properties: bitter, cold
    Channels: Lungs, Stomach, Kidneys
    Key Characteristics: Drains fire, also enriches yin.

  • Zhi Mu Spring Wind

    $0.09

    Zhi Mu (Rhizoma Anemarrhenae)
    Properties: bitter, cold
    Channels: Lungs, Stomach, Kidneys
    Key Characteristics: Drains fire, also enriches yin.
    Additional Notes: The Spring Wind label on this herb indicates that you are selecting our highest quality herbs available. To read more about Spring Wind herbs visit our partnered businesses page.

  • Zhi Shi

    $0.04

    Zhi Shi (Fructus immaturus Aurantii)
    Properties: bitter, acrid, slightly cold
    Channels: Large Intestine, Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Moves qi, also good for lower abdominal obstructions.

  • Zhu Ling

    $0.37

    Zhu Ling (Sclerotium Polypori)
    Properties: sweet, bland, cool (or neutral)
    Channels: Spleen, Kidneys, Bladder
    Key Characteristics: Promotes urination, leaches out dampness, facilitates fluid metabolism. Additional Notes: Expensive.

  • Zhu Ru

    $0.02

    Zhu Ru (Bambusae Caulis In Taeniam)
    Properties: sweet, slightly cold
    Channels: Gallbladder, Lungs, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Cools the Lungs, Stomach and Gallbladder, transforms phlegm-heat, releases constraint and settles the Stomach to stop nausea.

  • Zi Bei Chi

    $0.04

    Zi Bei Chi (Concha Mauritiae/Cypraeae)
    Properties: salty, neutral
    Channels: Liver
    Key Characteristics: Cools heat, calms the Liver, brightens the eyes.

  • Zi Bei Tian Kui

    $0.23

    Zi Bei Tian Kui (Herba Begoniae)
    Properties: sweet, cool
    Channels: Liver, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Clears heat, resolves toxicity, reduces swelling and disperses clumping, for deep-rooted sores, abscesses and furuncles.
    Additional Notes: Expensive.

  • Zi Cao

    $0.02

    Zi Cao (Radix Arnebiae seu Lithospermi)
    Properties: sweet, cold
    Channels: Heart, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Cools the blood, also good for itch, moving blood, resolving fire toxins, venting rashes and facilitating stool and urine. Also clears damp-heat from the skin.
    Additional Notes: Small doses for short time periods best.

  • Zi Hua Di Ding

    $0.12

    Zi Hua Di Ding (Herba cum Radice Violae)
    Properties: acrid, bitter, cold
    Channels: Heart, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Clears heat, eliminates toxins, also clears hot sores, used both internally and externally.

  • Zi Shi Ying (Powder)

    $0.03

    Zi Shi Ying (Fluoritum)
    Properties: sweet, warm
    Channels: Heart, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Calms the spirit, nourishes Liver blood, warms the womb and the Chong and Ren channels. Also warms the Lungs and directs qi downward (e.g. for cough or wheeze) and good for building egg quality (e.g. for infertility).

  • Zi Su Geng

    $0.02

    Zi Su Geng (Caulis Perillae)
    Properties: acrid, sweet, slightly warm, aromatic
    Channels: Lungs, Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Moves qi, also a fetal calmer.

  • Zi Su Ye

    $0.04

    Zi Su Ye (Perillae Folium)
    Properties: acrid, aromatic, warm
    Channels: Lungs, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Warm and releases the exterior, also settles the Stomach, used for nausea and vomiting. For fetal calming, the stalk is more often used (Zi Su Geng, Perillae Ramulus), but the leaf is ok too.

  • Zi Su Zi

    $0.03

    Zi Su Zi (Fructus Perillae)
    Properties: acrid, warm
    Channels: Large Intestine, Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Directs qi downwards, stops cough and wheeze, moistens the Intestines.

  • Zi Wan

    $0.03

    Zi Wan (Radix Asteris)
    Properties: bitter, slightly warm, sweet
    Channels: Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Dispersing and draining, but warm and moistening without drying, stops cough, facilitates urination.

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