Welcome to Chinese Herb Info

View the complete old-style site by clicking HERE.

This site is being updated to WordPress. I expect it to take some time, but I’m slowly converting the old site, one herb at a time. The result will be a much better site in many ways. It will be more readable on more devices, the herbs and formulas will be “blog posts” and will therefore be editable really easily and quickly. And people will be able to make comments. You can check out what I’ve already created by going to the pull-down menu to the right and selecting a category or going to one of the list pages through the menu bar. Also, you can click on the magnifying glass at the top to search for any herb, formula, symptom, action, etc. I would love to add information from additional sources (such as Chen) and I never even got through Dui Yao, but this transcription takes a very long time. If you feel inclined to do this kind of stuff, by all means, contact me or post additional information as a comment below an herb or formula.

This has been a labor of love that I began in 1998. Of course, I don’t get paid, and never expected to. However, if you want to express your support financially, please visit the Imbue web site or get a treatment at The Dragontree Spa in Portland or Boulder.

Be well,


9 comments on “Welcome to Chinese Herb Info

  1. Kiranmayi Siddabathuni says:

    Hi Doc,

    I am suffering from Endometriosis and adenomyosis.I have been trying to conceive from 2009 but nothing happened ,underwent 2 IVF which failed.I have cysts on Left ovary, bilateral hydrosalphix and a large focal adenomoya.
    I was told that Chinese medicine has cures for endometriosis.Can you suggest a treatment for me.

    • says:

      Hi Kiranmayi, yes, we do treat endometriosis. It can be difficult, but Chinese medicine does have a lot to offer in this condition, as does acupuncture. Unfortunately, it’s not something I can advise you on through this forum. I would really need to see you in person to do this medicine justice for a condition such as yours. I hope you can find someone in your area. Be well, Peter

  2. Robert says:

    I am always appreciative of those who know traditional Chinese medicine and want to share their insights with other healers. Thanks.

  3. Christanne Spell says:

    As a newly licensed practitioner, I am totally in awe right now! I also have shared a similar vision of creating my very own Materia Medica that encompasses so much more than what we are taught in the standard texts. I am very excited to have this as a resource and I look forward to trying out your products/tinctures as I would love to carry this type of product in my clinic. You have made my day, so THANK YOU!! :)

  4. Tyler Rutland says:


    Years back, and to this date, I occasionally read on a certain website that yang deficiency is very common in people today, and therefore people should avoid too much yin products.

    In your practice, have you noticed this pattern as well, that many more people appear to need the energising quality of Yang to invigorate them? In Toronto, Canada, I see faces that could use that, but I wonder what your experience has been.

  5. Anaya Palay says:

    Sorry to bother you with trivialities but what does hsu stand for? Or mean??

  6. Mangala Ranasinghe says:

    Hi Peter,
    You have done wonderful work. Very useful for the students of TCM like me who struggle to study herbs and formulas. Thank you for your contribution to spreading knowledge.
    Final Year Student TCM Practitioner @ Humber College, Canada

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