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Herbs - Chinese Pin Yin
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The pictures on the proceeding page links were taken with the utmost care and attention to detail.  They are by far, the best and most accurate pictures of the Chinese Herbs in dried form ever to be seen.   In some cases, there are herbs that have been cut differently or processed differently and so look different than what oftentimes can be seen.  We have provided different pictures in those cases from what we have seen and this is in no way conclusive as to the many different styles and techniques for Chinese herbal medicine processing and treatment. 

The herbs in the northern and southern parts of China are in many cases different.  A Chinese herbal medicine doctor in the south of China may use a particular herb that has been used for hundreds or in some cases thousands of years that is a totally different herb than what a Chinese doctor in the north of China may use.  One example is Albizzia Julibrissin Flowers - also known as Mimosa Flowers and in Chinese Pin Yin - "He Huan Hua".  This herb is totally different in the south from the north.  It is for this reason we show the different herbs from the different parts of China, even though they are used for the same treatment of imbalances and the effects may be similar. 

In other cases, there are herbs which have been misidentified and substituted for a different herb for which oftentimes ends up having a different effect from what is written in traditional sources.  One example is Chicken Blood Vine (Ji Xue Teng) and Sargentodoxa Vine (Hong Teng).  The true Chicken Blood Vine tonifies the Blood and moves the Blood and can be used for joint pain due to the resin that is in the herb.  On the other hand, Sargentodoxa Vine has about 2/3's the effect of the true Chicken Blood Vine and would not benefit those individuals with joint pain.  However, Sargentodoxa Vine has the additional effect for treating appendicitis for which the true Chicken Blood Vine does not.

 In those other cases, we have shown the different herbs that are substituted or in some cases adulterated, as well as the actual herb to assist in Chinese herbal identification.  In some cases, it still can be very difficult to identify a particular Chinese herb and in those cases we also show a comparison side by side to assist in this process of identification.  These pictures are organized in alphabetical order according to their Chinese Pin yin names.  The thumbnail images shown can be clicked on to show the herb at actual size. 

This website was created as a reference for those interested in what the different Chinese herbs look like and for correct herbal identification.  Chinese herbology is a vast subject taking years of study and practice.  The different categories, indications, properties, classifications, etc. of Chinese herbology have made it become the most developed herbal medicine system in the world.  Those in the herbal industry, practitioners of Chinese herbal medicine, students, and various others will find this website of the utmost benefit.  To all those continuing the study of Chinese herbal medicine, I wish you all the utmost success in your endeavor.


Dr. Robert Campbell, DOM

Santa Fe, NM 87507

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