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American Ginseng Root

American Ginseng Root Description American Ginseng Root contains ginsenosides, substances that provide medicinal properties to ginseng. American Ginseng Root is knotted and light tan in color that usually looks like a human figure with gristly shoots for its legs and arms. The American ginseng plant’s leaves grow in a loop around a straight stem. Its […]

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Yu Jin

Yu Jin (Curcuma Longa, L) Description Yu Jin (Curcuma longa L.) is also known as Curcuma root, Curcuma kwangsiensis or Curcuma zedoaria. It is a perennial plant that grows in rhizomes. This plant is native to South Asia where it thrives in the humid rainforests that have considerable amounts of annual rainfall. The root of […]

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Xuan Shen

Xuan Shen (Radix Scrophulariae Ningpoensis) Description Xuan Shen (Scrophulariae ningpoensis) may also be called Chinese figworth or Scophularia. Xuan Shen is a common Chinese medicinal herb that is used for fever and inflammatory disorders. This herb has beautiful pink to red blossoms that may look like small cups. The root of the Xuan Shen is […]

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Tangerine

Tangerine (Citrus reticulate) Peel Description The tangerine (Citrus reticulata) is also called Chen pi in Chinese, Mandarin orange or Satsuma in Japan. It is a citrus fruit that is smaller when compared to an orange and tastes less sour. The tangerine peel is one of the many parts of the tangerine fruit and tree that […]

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Sarsaparilla Root

Sarsaparilla Root Description Sarsaparilla (Smilax regelli) is a perennial plant that is native to the rainforests of South America, Jamaica and the Caribbean. It is also found in the forests of Asia and Australia. This very long vine can reach up to 50 feet in length and has a fragrant root often referred to as […]

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Salicin

Salicin Description Salicin is a compound responsible for the synthesis of acetyl salicylic acid. This glycoside has a carbohydrate molecule and a non-sugar component as well. Salicin is isolated from plants and is considered to have a very high therapeutic and medicinal value. Salicylic acid which is derived from the bark of the white willow […]

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Rice Flour

Rice Flour Description Rice flour is simply a flour that is made from rice. It is milder, finer and is better to digest than the usual wheat flour. Rice flour is often the chosen substitute for people who are gluten intolerant. Rice is a staple food of many Asian countries such as Japan, China, Philippines, […]

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Red Yeast Rice Powder

Red Yeast Rice Powder Description Red Yeast Rice (Monascus purpureus) can also be called red kojic rice, red koji rice or red fermented rice. It is colored red to reddish purple rice which is due to being grown and cultivated with a mold that is called Monascus purpureus. Red Yeast Rice Powder from this type […]

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Pinellia Ternata Root

Pinellia ternata Root Description Pinellia ternata may also be called Green Dragons, Ban Xia, Arum dracontium or Pinelliae Tuber. The Pinellia ternata is a small herb which has leaves that vary from one sub species to another. There are noticeable small bulbs on the leaves of the Pinellia ternata and it also may have three […]

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Houttuynia Herb

Houttuynia Herb Description Houttuynia Herb (Houttuynia cordata) is also known as pinyin in Chinese or “fishy-smell herb” and in English it is known as Lizard Tail, chameleon plant and also as Bishop’s Weed. Houttuynia Herb is a flowering perennial herb which is native to Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia and also in mainland China. Houttuynia Herb […]

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