Goji Berry (Gou Qi Zi) in Chinese Medicine

There are literally hundreds of natural substances used by professional Chinese Medicine herbal practitioners like myself.  Unlike most  “herbs”, you might have actually heard about and seen Goji berry, available now in the health food stores.  It has a long history of use, and its also known to us as Matrimony Vine.  In Mandarin Chinese its known as: “Gou Qi Zi” which translates roughly to thorny stalk seed.  This herb is kind of a fad now, western people have recently have found out how good it can for you.   Continue reading Goji Berry (Gou Qi Zi) in Chinese Medicine

China Develops Herbal H1N1 Vaccine

herbs in my officeIt seems that the government of China is catching on that their traditional medicine is worth gold.  I could’ve told them that a long time ago!  The Beijing Daily announced on December 17th, 2010 that they had gathered 120 medical specialists to conduct a 7 month study that proved the effectiveness of an herbal formula based on traditional Chinese medicine in treating A/H1N1 flu virus.  Continue reading China Develops Herbal H1N1 Vaccine

Cordyceps Mushroom Cancer Drug Research

CordycepsA University of Nottingham team have re-discovered cordycepin, extracted from the Cordyceps mushroom used in Chinese Medicine.  In a study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the cordyceps researchers explain their new insights help with understanding the range of cancers that cordycepin can treat, and how it can combine with other treatments. Continue reading Cordyceps Mushroom Cancer Drug Research