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***PLEASE NOTE: This is the handout provided to attendees at the 2014 Organic Growers School Spring Conference class Using Appalachian Herbs in Traditional Chinese Medicine with Joe Hollis of Mountain Gardens. While it was intended to be read in conjunction with the speaker’s presentation, we believe it can still be a great resource. Enjoy!***

APPALACHIAN / E. ASIAN HERB PAIRS

Acorus calamus calamus, sweet flag → A. gramineus shi chang pu

Actaea cimicifuga black cohosh →A. heracleifolia, etc. sheng ma

Agrimonia gryposepala, etc. agrimony →A. pilosa xian he cao

Angelica triquinata, atropurpurea angelica →A. sinensis dang gui, A. dahurica bai zhi, A. pubescens du huo

Arisaema triphylla jack-in-the-pulpit →A. ringens,etc. tian nan xing

Artemisia vulgaris mugwort →A. argyi ai ye

Asarum canadense wild ginger →A. sieboldii xi xin

Aster novae-angliae, etc. aster →A. tataricus zi wan

Astragalus canadensis Canada milkvetch →A. membranaceus huang qi

Cornus florida dogwood →C. officinalis shan yu rou

(Corydalis) Dicentra canadensis squirrel corn →C. yanhusuo yan hu suo

Crataegus macrosperma, etc. hawthorn →C. pinnatifida, cuneata shan zha

Dioscorea villosa wild yam →D. hypoglauca bi xie

Eupatorium perfoliatum boneset, E. purpureum joe pye weed, gravel root →E. fortunei pei lan

Gentiana andrewsii, etc. bottle gentian →G. macrophylla qin jiao, G. scabra, etc. long dan cao

Glechoma hederacea ground ivy →G. longituba

Leonurus cardiaca motherwort →L. heterophylla, sibirica yi mu cao

Ligusticum canadense Canada lovage →L. wallichii chuan xiong

Lilium superbum Turk’scap lily →Lilium brownii, etc. bai he

Lindera benzoin spicebush →L. strychnifolia wu yao

Lobelia inflata indian tobacco →L. chinensis ban bian lian

Lycopus virginica bugleweed →L. lucidus zi lan

Morus rubra red mulberry Morus alba →sang ye, s. bai pi, s.shen, s.zhi

Panax quinquefolius ginseng →P. quinquefolius xi yang shen

Plantago major, virginica plantain →P. asiatica che qian zi

Polygala senega seneca snakeroot →P. sibirica yuan zhi

Polygonatum biflorum, commutatum Solomon’s seal P. odoratum yu zhu

Rubus idaeus rasberry R. blackberry R. koreanus, etc. fu pen zi

Scrophularia marilandica figwort S. ningpoensis xuan shen

Scutellaria lateriflora mad dog skullcap S. baicalensis huang qin, S. barbata ban zhi lian

Smilax rotundifolia, etc…greenbrier, smilax S. glabra tu fu ling

Taraxacum officinale dandelion T. mongolicum pu gong yin

Viola papilionacea, etc. violet V. yedoensis zi hua di din

Aralia racemosa spikenard

Baptisia tinctoria wild indigo

Caulophyllum thalictroides blue cohosh

Ceanothus americanus redroot, NJ tea

Chamaelirium luteum false unicorn root

Collinsonia canadensis stoneroot

Gaultheria procumbens wintergreen

Hamamelis virginiana witch hazel

Hydrangea arborescens wild hydrangea

Hydrastis canadensis goldenseal

Sanguinaria canadensis bloodroot

Sssafras albidum sassafras

Trillium erectum trillium, birthroot

Jenn Cloke

Jenn Cloke

Jenn Cloke, originally from Atlanta, has lived in Western North Carolina for since 2006 and wears her Appalachian mantle proudly. Jenn was the Communications Coordinator for Organic Growers School from 2012 to 2014. She and her family run a small farm at the foot of Cold Mountain.