Welcome to Legendary Herbs!

Legendary Herbs specializes in premium granule extracts for licensed practitioners (no sales to the public).  Legendary Herbs is a small family company guided by expertise and ethical values, and we aim to bring truly distinctive herbal products to Western practitioners.

Our supplier, Tianjiang Pharmaceutical, was China’s first GMP-certified granule facility, and they are the largest granule supplier for TCM hospitals in China.  Our granules are made using extremely high-quality raw herbs that are sourced directly from established growers and daodi production regions, resulting in superior extracts that come out remarkably like a decoction.

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Professional Corner

Fellow herbal enthusiasts, please visit our Professional Corner and blog to explore free academic articles on Chinese herbal topics. This material is generally derived from texts, published articles, and lecture notes created by our founder Eric Brand.

The Importance of Pao Zhi

By Eric Brand The extensive use of medicinal processing (known as “pao zhi”) is a distinctive and uniquely developed feature of Chinese herbal medicine. Most Chinese herbs first undergo processing before they are employed...

Herbal Identification: The Clinical Implications of an Ancient Art

By Eric Brand The art of identifying genuine, high-quality medicinal materials has been a concern of Chinese herbal medicine practitioners for thousands of years.  The herbs used in Chinese medicine have long been...

A Few Random Clinical Tips from My Teachers

In my experience, the ability to form good relationships with teachers is one of the most essential elements of studying Chinese medicine.  Relationships are incredibly important in Chinese society, and those who learn how to...

On the Various Processed Forms of Shan Zha

Shan Zha, also known as Crataegi Fructus or Chinese hawthorn fruit, is a commonly used herb for dispersing food stagnation.  In addition to its traditional actions and indications, Shan Zha is also well-known for its...

Supplementing Yang: You Gui Wan vs. Shen Qi Wan

In cases of kidney yang deficiency, there are several common base formulas to choose from. While hundreds of formulas for supplementing yang exist, the three most common recipes are Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan (Kidney Qi Pill from...

Hou Po and Ginger Processing

Hou Po (officinal magnolia bark) has been used since ancient times, and a wide variety of processing methods have emerged to maximize its clinical effects. Many different adjuvants have been historically used in the pao zhi...

Mixing Singles vs. Whole Formulas (Part Two)

The Case for Mixing Singles In a recent post, I summarized some of the main advantages of whole formulas that have been cooked together to form a granule extract. At present, the use of whole formulas in granule form is...

Mixing Singles vs. Whole Formulas (Part One)

There are two major trends in formulation style when it comes to granule extracts. In Taiwan, most practitioners create a granule prescription by using one or more pre-made base formulas that have been decocted together,...

Great recipe for a homemade tonic wine (shou wu chih)

This is a recipe to make a homemade copy of a famous Chinese herbal tonic drink called Shou Wu Chih (Shou Wu Zhi). It is basically a medicinal liquor that is used to supplement the blood and is also thought to blacken and...

Preserving the Natural and Cultural Resources of Chinese Medicine

As the world experiences unprecedented population growth and ever-increasing ecological pressures, the topic of preserving Chinese medicine's natural resources has attracted steadily increasing attention from practitioners....

Changes in Herbal Medicines from Ancient Times to the Present

The classical literature of Chinese medicine remains highly relevant in the modern era, as many of the basic theories and herbal combinations emphasized in clinical practice were first established in texts that are nearly...

A New Era of Communication: An Informal Report on the First Cross-Straits Conference on Granules and Pharmacopoeia Standards

On September 5th and 6th of 2012, mainland China and Taiwan held their first-ever cross-straits conference on granules and herbal pharmacopoeia standards. Sponsored by Taiwan’s Department of Health with assistance from a...

Was the item used as Ren Shen in ancient times actually Dang Shen?

A year or so ago, I was translating a class for a Shang Han Lun doctor named Huang Huang, and we received an interesting question from one of the practitioners in the audience. This particular practitioner had learned at...

The Influence of Herbal Medicine on the Food in Taiwan

The impact of Chinese medicine is easily seen in the food and drink of Taiwan. By nature, the prevailing local viewpoint regarding healthy diet emphasizes variety and suitability of food to the current climate. As far as the...

When Did Chinese Medicine First Discover Sexual Transmission as a Vector of Disease?

It is hard to accurately assess how long ago sexual transmission was recognized as a vector of disease in Chinese medicine. Many diseases that are now known to be caused by particular organisms or other vectors of disease...

For Licensed Practitioners Only

At Legendary Herbs, we only sell wholesale ingredients to licensed practitioners that apply additional processing and utilize one-on-one consultations.

We do not sell any products to the public or end consumer. All of our products are exclusively sold as ingredients for further processing by trained professionals. Any links to articles are purely academic in content and are not associated with any of our products.

All statements found herein have not been evaluated by the FDA, and none of our products are intended to diagnose, cure, prevent, or treat any disease.