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Herb Facts

  • Each herb in Chinese Medicine has a unique flavour, energy and action on the body

  • Flavours include sweet, bitter, pungent and sour and their energy may be cold, cool, neutral, warm or hot

  • Properties of herbs determine which organ systems are affected and the subsequent effect on the body

  • Most herbs are used in combination to provide the greatest therapeutic benefit, as well as decrease side effects.

At Bitter Roots Apothecary we take the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as well as modern research into botanical constituents and apply them to formulating our tea blends, topical salves, liniments and skin care products. We do our best to source organic products, support local companies. We start with small trial batches that friends, family and other practitioners test out and give feedback on. We make adjustments accordingly and then try again. 

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