Submitted By: bileapetre
I was reading section on western herbs list, wich by now is brief and is to be completed with time.
What I wish to say is, the chinese herbology uses many herbs wich are not much available in west countries, and it would be wonderful to have informations about western herbs, on how they act from TCM aproach- like is the herb yin or yang, warm or cold, wich meridians they act, wich exterior energy expells from the body(wind, cold etc.). Such brief informations can be found sometimes. I have found that a software called "herbal pharmacy", gives brief information was given about "energetics efects" at each herb, 1-3 words such as: "spicy, hot", or "bitter, sweet,cold".
The ayurvedic book "yoga of the herbs" also gives energetic information for some western herbs from aproach of Ayurveda(old traditional indian medicine, also based on principles of 5 elements) , from wich some TCM features can be deducted from descriptions such as "hot, dry, heavy, sweet" etc.
Also some herbal products have been developed in Europe, containing local herbs as well, that are said to act on meridians.