#23. Bones of Steel

Botanical secrets for increasing bone strength.

Show notes:

  • Folktale of Xu Duan (Radix Dipsaci)
  • Background of Martial Art herbal formulas for bones
  • Folktale of Gu Sui Bu (Drynaria Rhizome)
  • Traditional way and Pharmacology of Xu Duan and Gu Sui Bu



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  1. Reply
    charlie buck June 9, 2017

    these podcasts are so good! I’m a lifelong scientist and one of the first handful of CHM clinicians and educators in the EU and I really can’t fault the work of this guy! The mix of folklore, common sense, science, understanding of Chinese culture plus the easy delivery all makes for a great communication of what we do. The last one I listened to was on eye herbs – ju hua & gou qi zi – I gave the link to my eye patients becuase it is also engaging information ‘normal people’. Please keep doing more!

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      botanicalbiohacking@gmail.com June 10, 2017

      Thank you very much, Charilie, for your kind words and helping us to help more people by spreading the word. Any suggestions are welcome. We’ll keep working hard and bring more information to you. –Lan

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