Saturday, September 13, 2008

Introduction to a Chinese Herbal Pharmacy

This video is a good introduction to a typical Chinese herbal pharmacy that you might find in any major American city's Chinatown.

I feel obligated to point out that the doctor made one glaring error. 党参 Dang Shen (the long wrinkled-looking root) is not a type of ginseng. Ginseng is part of the Panax family. Dang Shen is a type of codonopsis. They do have similar functions, but don't let anyone try and sell you Dang Shen as a type of ginseng.

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