Herb tasting sessions

Every Monday lunchtime, we hold herb tasting sessions for practitioners/students of Chinese herbal medicine. Led by Conny Cooper, these sessions help participants to develop the palate of a classical herbalist by tasting and assessing herbs from our raw herb dispensary.

We then compare the descriptions of the herbs in the classical literature (Shen Nong Ben Cao) with those in modern textbooks (Bensky’s Materia Medica) in order to improve our understanding of the effects the herbs will have for our patients.

Every week, a write-up of our findings is posted on the RCHM Practitioner Share group on Facebook so practitioners from further afield can join the discussion.


Venue: Room 1, Yi Dao Clinic

Time: every Monday, 12.30pm – 1pm  (please check before turning up)

Fee: It’s free! Come and join us!

Please email info@yidaoclinic.petewinter.com if you would like to come along.

With thanks to JulieAnn Nugent-Head from the Association for Traditional Studies for introducing us to herb tasting, and thus encouraging us to become better herbalists.