Shā Rén, one of the cardamoms, is one of my favorite herbs, for many reasons. Besides being one of the best tasting herbs, it’s actions speak to me by helping to treat dampness and strengthen the spleen. While not necessarily an “A” list herb, please join us as we explore it.
Every other week an exciting new episode of the Sperb’s Herbs podcast is recorded. Each episode covers another Chinese or world herb or formula and will go into great depth about it. 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 episode’s herb.
A listener will be able to:
- Comprehend basic Chinese and bio- medical information about Shā Rén (Amomum)
- Converse about the current scientific evidence about the uses, dangers, and effectiveness of Shā Rén (Amomum)
- Understand the history of Shā Rén (Amomum), especially in the context of the Chinese classics
- Understand and prevent any potential drug-herb interactions