It's been a busy month for me. Every other day, I've had to work on some client's project or go out and discuss something or another. That's why the SoupQueen has been missing from the kitchen and as such, not many soups to recommend!
Anyway, I came across a website which talks about TCM and TCM herbs. I'm always on the lookout for good herb glossaries because herbs are just wonderful for health. And always good for soups.
This website which I came across is called Sacred Lotus Arts Traditional Chinese Medicine. I was looking for a reason why I am spotting after my menses. Yep, there is a term for this. It's called Metrorrhagia.
Anyway, one search led to another and that's how I ended up at the Sacred Lotus website which is truly a gem of a find. It has herbs plus photos of herbs. I always believe photos are always better than illustrations.
And the herbs are in Pinyin too so it's easy to find the herb you want. If you like, you can search using Latin or English if Pinyin is too hard. So for each herb, you not only know its English name, you get to know its Latin equivalent and Pinyin too. For instance, did you know that Pu Gong Yin is Dandelion with a Latin name of Herba Taraxaci Mongolici cum Radice?
Or you can even choose to view pictures of Herbs, alphabetically by choosing the "ON" option for Herb Pictures from the left column.
This is definitely going to be one of my favourite sites for a long time to come. ;-)
Go ahead, do visit http://www.sacredlotus.com/herbs/index.cfm