Ming herbal painting of bai tou weng pulsatilla

Bai Tou Weng (Pulsatilla)

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This is an exciting episode of the Sperb’s Herbs podcast. This episode covers the Chinese herb Bai Tou Weng (Pulsatilla). Each episode of the podcast will go into great depth about a single herb. Besides covering the basics of Chinese herbology including category, and functions, we will explore the history, quality, science, pharmacology, evidence, and any potential interactions of each herb. And then there is always something a little quirky about an episode. Whether that is a unique story or an interesting perspective, there will always be something different to learn about Bai Tou Weng (Pulsatilla).

Course Goals

A participant will be able to:

  1. Comprehend basic Chinese and bio- medical information about Bai Tou Weng (Pulsatilla)
  2. Converse about the current scientific evidence about the uses, dangers, and effectiveness of Bai Tou Weng (Pulsatilla)
  3. Understand the history of Bai Tou Weng (Pulsatilla), especially in the context of the Chinese classics
  4. Understand and prevent any potential drug-herb interactions

Picture Credit

Credit: Ming herbal (painting): Chinese pulsatilla [root]. Credit: Wellcome CollectionAttribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)