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If you’ve ever traveled to another country, you know that the experience of trying new foods with different flavors and substances is parallel to none. In the Mother Earth News Guide to Asian Herbs, we hope to bring you a taste of a different culture. From learning about the Chinese herb astragalus to diving into the rich variety of herbs in Vietnam, this issue will help you appreciate flavors from all over the East.

Get an inside look at the herbs of Ayurveda and the history and health of cinnamon. Choose from several Indian recipes that will give you a greater appreciation for the cuisine’s rich flavor. Plus, learn the fundamentals of the ancient mindfulness practice Qigong, which is proven to calm the mind. Whether you know a lot about the herbs of different cultures or you’re just beginning to learn, this issue is the guide that will help you learn more and appreciate the beauty in the diversity of flavors and their beneficial effects.

Other articles include:

  • Treating “Cold Conditions” Naturally – One professional herbalist explores a case where a patient exhibited a fundamentally cold constitution.
  • The Wonders of Ginger – Warm up with ginger. This health-promoting herb jazzes up a variety of foods.
  • The Bold & Beautiful – Several of these beautiful angelica plants may be perfect for your herb garden.
  • Lemongrass: An Herb to Know – Lemongrass is a well-known oil for relaxation. Learn how to use this Asian favorite in other ways.
  • And much more!