Scratching your head about those bottles in your cabinet?

Several patients have recently brought herbs to me that have been prescribed in the past and forgotten, possible not even opened. Shifting conditions bring new formulas, chronic issues rear their heads and we don't know there is something on the shelf that could bring relief.  

I'm working on a list of Commonly Used Herbs at White Tiger Healing Arts.  I will list the Pinyin name and, if available, an Americanized name or two for that formula.  See the menu for the list so far and feel free to drop me an email with any herbs you've been prescribed whose identity or use is shrouded in mystery.  

There will be a short abstract included and some information about conditions for which the formula is useful.  The purpose of this list is not self-diagnosis but a shorthand guide to home use.