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HerbStand with Thomas - public

Welcome to HerbStandtm with Thomas. This page is a public offering for people interested in medicinal herbs. It is designed as a free service to help people learn about medicinal plants from a seasoned professional. You can view them while growing, which will help you to recognize them, and there is specific information presented about how to gather, prepare, or apply clinically the species discussed in the video. These videos are relatively short, videos for students tend to have a lot more information, and there are many more herbs available to them. If you are interested in any of our courses click here. Video will continue to be added as time allows, so check in regularly.

Chinese mugwort

Listen to Thomas talk about some of the qualities and uses of Chinese mugwort, Artemisia argyi.

Tree Peony

Thomas offers a short introduction to the famous tree peony, Paeonia suffruticosa.

Purple Violet

One of over 600 species of violet around the world, Viola philipica, stands out as a special herb.


Everyone loves peony, it is revered in Chinese medicine, especially this species Paeonia lactiflora.

Bleeding Hearts

A beautiful garden plant and useful medicinal, take a peak at Lamprocapnos spectabilis.

Digging Rehmannia

Rehmannia glutinosa is a very important herb in Chinese medicine, it’s also a weed.


More popular than ever, Cannabis sativa has a very long history of use in China medicine.


Alcea rosea is a common garden plant from China, used similarly to its cousin, marshmallow.


Psoralea corylifolia a little seed from a pea family plant known to warm the cold inside.

Red Poppy

The red poppy, Papaver rhoeas holds special meaning for some, can it be used medicinally?


Stellaria media the most successful weed in the world. What’s it doing in a botanical garden in China.

Water Plantain

Unlike its cousins, Plantago spp., Alisma plantago-aquatica lives in the water and its root is used.

Red Sage Root

See some different forms of Chinese red sage root, Salvia miltiorrhiza, found in the market.


Chaihu (柴胡), Bupleurum chinensis, is one of China’s most famous herbs.

Chinese Globeflower

Trollius chinensis would make any garden better. It has both new and traditional uses.