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Chinese Herb-Dyed Easter Eggs

By Katie Stoyka, Mayway Staff
March 15, 2018 No comments

Eggs dyed with traditional Chinese herbs

Many Chinese herbs come from plants traditionally used for their brilliant dyes. We wondered if they could be used to color Easter eggs because that's the kind of herb nerds we are at Mayway. See what happened...

Chinese Medicine Day!

By Katie Stoyka, Mayway Staff
March 15, 2018 No comments

Lanzhou Foci historic photo

In the United States we may know March 17th as a celebration of Irish heritage, but it's also a significant day in Chinese cultural history. It was the day when traditional Chinese medicine was almost abolished.

Consultant’s Corner: Determining the Right Dosage for Your Patient

By Laura Stropes, L.Ac.
March 7, 2018 No comments

Teapill dosageMost of our Plum Flower® teapill formulas have a standard daily dosage of 24 pills a day, and most tablet formulas around 12-16 tablets a day. While this may seem like an enormous dosage to American patients, it is a fairly conservative dosage that assumes a patient weight of approximately 120 lbs under common clinical conditions.

Spring Recipe: Bitter Melon and Fried Eggs

By Laura Stropes, L.Ac.
March 6, 2018 No comments

bitter melon and eggsBitter melon stir fried with eggs is a very simple, common Chinese therapeutic food dish. In terms of its TCM functions, Ku Gua/Mormodica charantia/bitter melon clears heat, brightens the eyes, detoxifies, and alleviates thirst. Eggs, always a symbol of spring's rebirth, are a superb source of complete and easily-digestible protein, essential fatty acids and a large array of nutrients. Combined with bitter melon's ability to clear heat and heat-toxins, the eggs' ability to nourish Yin and Blood creates a dynamic clearing/nourishing combination.

Growing Herb Demand and Quality Concerns

By Yvonne Lau, President of Mayway
February 8, 2018 4 comments

Fakes, reconditioned and counterfeit herbs. Take a look into the shadier side of herb sourcing and learn what you can do to avoid it. Chinese herbs are commodities, and traded in the billions of dollars.In 2016, the value of Chinese herbs traded totaled US$6.3 billion, of which US$2.3 billion was exported.China itself uses a staggering US$4 billion dollars’ worth of herbs each year.

Lucky Start for Chinese New Year

By Katie Stoyka, Mayway Staff
February 5, 2018 No comments

Feb 6, 2018 5:33:21 AM

Don't cut your hair, do clean your house, and by all means, have an extra dumpling. With the Chinese New Year coming up, let's take a look at some of the Chinese traditions you can follow for health, happiness and fortune in the coming year.