GUIDE HERBS December 05 2018
This blogpost is about Guide herbs and how important they are even though they generally fall low on this hierarchy. Guide herbs are crucial in their function of which there are two. 1) They lead the way and guide the formula to a specific area of the body or into specific channels and organ systems. 2) They harmonize and integrate all the other herbs in a formula for efficiency in absorption and overall efficacy. Guide herbs are also referred to, in the vast array of Chinese medical texts, as ‘messengers’, envoys and conductors.