One of my great passions is to practice Chinese herbalism as close as possible to the way it was practiced when the great texts of our medicine were compiled. I may not always practice that way, and I’m not so arrogant to think it’s the only way, but for now it is my dearest wish and something that brings me (and my patients) great satisfaction.
Because of this passion, I have always been keenly interested in the way individual herbs are prepared and the way those individual herbs are then offered to patients. One facet of that interest revolves around the difference between prescribing bulk herbs versus prescribing granules.
Tim Rudowsky of Green Tea Apothecary (at Cookmyherbs.com) shares my passion and has turned it into a business! In this month’s podcast, we dig into the issue and have a good deal of fun along the way. This podcast also features a new musical intro by one of my favorite new electronic music artists, Oleg Mokhov.
1. Green Tea Apothecary : www.cookmyherbs.com
2. Tim’s great Classical Chinese herbalism manual is for sale online click here to view more details
3. Slate and Shell PDX, blog of a NCNM student and friend who made Wumei Wan
4. Nuherbs.com – herbal company Tim mentions as testing for pathogenic organisms
5. Book by Eric Brand, of Legendary Herbs, that Tim mentions. A Clinician’s Guide to Using Granule Extracts
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About Eric Grey
Hi - I'm the founder of this site and the primary master of all functions here. When I'm not writing, you can find me reaching out to the Chinese Medicine community across the web and in my own backyard. I currently teach Chinese herbs at my alma mater, the National College of Natural Medicine. Additionally, I'm the founder of Watershed Wellness, a thriving local clinic in Southeast Portland in Oregon. No matter where I'm working, you'll find my focus on the Classical approach to Chinese medicine laced throughout everything I do.