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The Five Elements of TCM and You

There is an expression that you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. I find this mildly terrifying because my top five includes my cat, who likes to poop on my bed and eat…

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Angelica: Blood and Women’s Medicine

Angelica is like a giant Fairy Parasol, towering over the diminutive plants like bluebells, foxglove, and columbines. With it's dainty white flowerettes arranged in broad, airy umbels and it's pinnate, deeply toothed leaves on stems reaching high enough to potentially…

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Sage Herbal Medicine, Energetics for Common and Red Sage

Herbal Nerd Society Exclusive Article. "A leaf of Sage a day will keep the Alzheimer's away" could be the modern motto for our beloved common Sage, or Salvia officinalis. Common Sage and Red Sage, aka Dan Shen or S. miltiorrhiza, both improve thought patterns and have long been associated with the kind of calm, Sage wisdom we've sought in our Elders.
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