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Herbal Radio

Nov 4, 2022

Jiling and Thomas discuss what “daodi” means, Thomas’ current botanical farming projects, and some easy Chinese herbs for everyday home herbalists to cultivate. Learn about some of the Chinese herbs that Thomas is growing in the US, gain insight into two different Leonurus species that Thomas focused on for his dissertation, and learn more about considerations for Chinese herb cultivation in the US. This podcast was recorded from an international call and sound quality may fluctuate.

Thomas Avery Garran, PhD is an herbalist, author, translator, and scholar who has been studying botanical medicine for over 30 years. He holds a PhD in Chinese Materia Medica Studies from the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences in Beijing, China where he currently resides. Dr. Garran is widely published, and is the author and/or translator of four books including “Western Herbs in Chinese Medicine,” “Western Herbs according to Chinese Medicine: A Practitioner’s Guide,” and “Chinese Herb Cultivation: Daodi Practices for Growing and Processing Chinese Herbs.” His recent work focuses on daodi 道地 (local) herbs and agriculture, and bringing his nearly 16 years of living, farming, and studying in China back to the United States.

Visit Thomas Avery Garran at, (forthcoming), and Facebook @HerbWhispererPhD

Jiling Lin is a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac) and herbalist in Ventura, CA. Visit Jiling at, Instagram @LinJiling, and Facebook @JilingLAc. Get her free Nourishing Life (養生) template, Five Elements (五行) outline, or sign up for her newsletter here.

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