Many of the Asian species grown as ornamentals--such as daylilies, forsythia, gardenia, peonies, crape myrtle, and mums--are widely used in traditional Chinese medicine.
The authors supply specific techniques for cultivating Chinese herbs and flowers in Western gardens, as well as for using them medicinally.
Bringing Chinese Herbs to the West
A Guide to gardening, herbal wisdom, and well-being
Using Plants as Drugs in Traditional Chinese Medicine
How to Use This Book
A Note on the Transliteration of Chinese Names
1. Major Chinese Medicinal Herbs
2. Garden Flowers
3. Ornamental Shrubs
4. Ornamental and Unusual Trees