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Herbs that Adjust Yin/Yang

CURCULIGO RHIZOME [仙茅, XIAN MAO]

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Name : Curculigo Rhizome Chinese Name : 仙茅 Latin Name : Rhizome Curculiginis Overview This herb is the dried rhizome of Curculigo orchioides Gaertn. of the family Amaryllidaceae. It grows in the provinces of Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Jiangsu, Taiwan,  and Zhejiang in China. It is harvested in the early spring ...

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GLEHNIA [北沙參, BEI SHA SHEN]

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Name : Glehnia Chinese Name : 北沙參 Latin Name : Radix  Glehniae Overview This herb is the root and rhizome of  Glehnia littoralis Fr. Schimidt ex. Miq. of the family Umbelliferae. It grows mainly in the Hebei, Jiangsu,Liaoning, and Shandong provinces of China. Harvested in summer and washed  clean, the ...

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PILOSE ANTLER [鹿茸, LU RONG]

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Name : Pilose Antler Chinese Name : 鹿茸 Latin Name : Cornu Cervi Parvum Overview This herb is the tender, nonossific, velvet antler of the young adult male deer, scientifically known as Cervus Nippon Temminck or Cervus elaphus Linnaeus of the family Cervidae. The former is the spotted deer and ...

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CUSCUTA [菟丝子, TU SI ZI]

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Name : Cuscuta Chinese Name : Tu si zi Latin Name : Semen cuscutae Overview This herb is the dried, ripe seeds of Cuscuta chinesis Lam. of the family Convolvulaceae. The plant grows mainly in the Hebei, Henan, Jilin, Liaoning, and Shandong provinces of China. The seeds are collected in ...

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CORDYCEPS [冬虫夏草, DONG CHONG XIA CAO]

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Name : Cordyceps Chinese Name : 冬虫夏草 Latin Name : Cordyceps sinensis Overview This medicinal herb is the dried fungus Cordyceps sinensis (Berk) Sacc. of the family Hypocreaceae, which grows on the larva of caterpillars. It is usually found in mountains above 3.500 to 4.700 meters in the Gansu, Gueizhou, Hupei, ...

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LYCIUM FRUIT [枸杞子, GOU QI ZI]

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Name : Lycium Fruit Chinese Name : 枸杞子 Latin Name : Fructus lycii Overview This herb is the dried, red, ripe fruit of  Lycium barbarum L., or L. chinesis Miller of the family Solanaceae. It grows abundantly in northwest China, especially in the Gansu, Ningxia, and Qinghai provinces, and the Inner  ...

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PSORALEA FRUIT [补骨脂, BU GU ZHI]

Name : Psoralea Fruit Chinese Name : 补骨脂 Latin Name : Fructus Psoraleae Overview This herb is the fruit of the plant Psoralea corylifolia L.of the family Leguminosae. It is said to be transplanted originally from Persia (Now Iran). Today it is grown in th Henan and Sichuan Provinces of China. ...

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CISTANCHE [肉苁蓉, ROU CONG RONG]

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Name : Cistanche Chinese Name : 肉苁蓉 Latin Name : Heba Cistanches Overview This herb consists of the pulpy stem, along with the scales, of Cistanche deserticola Y.C.Ma. of the family Orobanchaceae. It grows mainly in the Gansu, Inner Mongolia, Qinghai, and Xinjiang provinces of China. Collected in spring, it is dried ...

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CORNUS [山茱萸, SHAN ZHU YU]

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Name : Cornus Chinese Name : 山茱萸 Latin Name : Fructus Corni   Overview This herb is the pulp of the ripe fruit of Cornus officinalis Sieb, et Zucc. of the family Cornaceae. It grows mainly in the mountainous districts of Anhui, Henan, Shaanxi, nd Zhejiang provinces of China. After ...

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EPIMEDIUM [淫羊藿, YIN YANG HUO]

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Name : Epimedium Chinese Name : 淫羊藿 Latin Name : Herba Epimedii Overview  This herb is the dried aboveground parts of the whole plant (leaves and stems included) of Epimedium brevicornum Maxim., E. Sagitatum (Sieb et Zacc) Maxim., or E.koreanum Nakai of the family Berberidaceae. It is mainly grown in ...

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