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Our Quest for Organic Chinese Medicinal Herbs

By Yvonne Lau, Mayway President
September 19, 2017 No comments

Organic ginseng farm

Obviously, the idea of having organic Chinese herbs is very appealing, and over the years many customers have asked us why we didn’t carry them. What most of our newer customers don’t know is that we actually had certified organic Chinese herbs way back in 1996, but stopped offering them just a year later. This is what happened during our 20-year quest to find truly organic Chinese herbs.

History of the Mayway Building

By Katie Stoyka
August 1, 2017 No comments

Mayway Bulding

Our building was designed by architects Jesse M. Shelton and E. T. Foulkes, constructed between 1939 and 1940 for the Coca-Cola Company, and was considered a modern architectural model for the time. It is a striking example of Streamline Moderne, an architectural style that emerged in the 1930s favoring sleek horizontal lines and rounded corners.

A Brief History of Chinese Patent Medicine

By Laura Stropes, L.Ac.
July 5, 2017 No comments

Lanzhou Foci formulation

What are now commonly referred to as “patent” medicines are prepared or manufactured Chinese herbal medicines, such as teapills and tablets, which have been made according to standard herbal formulas created hundreds and in some cases even thousands of years ago.

Congee Recipe for Cock's Crow Diarrhea

By Yvonne Lau and Laura Stropes, L.Ac.
June 15, 2017 No comments


Yang deficiency and weak Ming Men fire can eventually lead to chronic diarrhea, especially in the elderly. Congee is an easy to prepare dish that can include herbs to tonify and balance the body.

Dragon Boats, Dumplings and a Patriotic Poet

By Yvonne Lau
May 30, 2017 1 comment

ZongziZongzi are a traditional food during the Dragon Boat Festival. The story behind these dumplings started over a thousand years ago during the Warring States period, when there were seven kingdoms in China who were constantly battling for dominance.

Chuan Xiong Herb & Egg Soup

By Katie Stoyka
April 24, 2017 No comments
Herb & Egg Soup

Boiling eggs together with herbs for a sweet soup is a common practice in Chinese food therapy. There are many variations depending on the herbs chosen.