After ample searching on the web, I failed to come across a proper (Western and Peer-reviewed) site for information about Chinese Herbs. All the websites I was going to were using the vernacular typical of Chinese medicine, but those of us who grew up in western countries or associate with MDs or modern pharmacology would just scoff at words like 'Qi', 'Zen', 'Feminine Energy', etc.
Due to that, Traditional Chinese Medicine was added as a page. Hopefully, Examine can become a leading source of information on this collection of herbs that holds great potential, and great nutrient-mixing potential, but currently has no good online source collecting peer-reviewed sources.
Astragalus membranaceus was actually added prior to the TCM page, despite being one of the top herbs in TCM; recently, Schisandra chinensis was added. Surprisingly, Horny Goat Weed (Epimedium) and Cordyceps, two pre-existing pages, also fell into the list as some of the 'top' herbs. I will soon as Danshen, or Salvia miltiorrhiza, which I believe is not one of the top herbs but is still included in the medicine.
Reishi is being added as we speak.
I wrote up my thoughts on my blog here, and I link to there since my thoughts are conjecture rather than scientific. Plus, I do not wish to type this stuff out again.
After this is all said and done (will be a few months of research), perhaps Ayurveda is next?
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