PinYin to Common Name List

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For ease of reference, the table below has been ordered alphabetically by pin yin name.
PinYin is the official phonological system for transcribing the Mandarin pronunciations of Chinese characters into the Latin alphabet.
Other names for the herbs are then easy to identify.
I have made no reference to the Pharmaceutical name as it is not within our scope to discuss TCM as a therapy but simply to ensure the the plant discussed in Traditional Chinese Medicine is the plant that we grow for seed.
I have only included in this list, the plants that we grow.

Some listed, but without a hyperlink to the seed page, indicates that we do not grow sufficient quantity to harvest for seed yet. Stay tuned!!


Pinyin
Common NameLatin
ba ji tianBrahmiBacopa monniera
ba la gui cha  ma dai chaYerba mateIlex paraguariensis
ba xian caoCleaversGalium aparine
bai bian douLablab BeanDolichos lablab
bai guoGinkgoGinkgo biloba, L.
bai jie caiGreater CelandineChelidonium majus
bai jie ziMustardSinapis alba
bei chai huBupleurumBupleurum chinense
beng da wan, han ke caoGotu KolaCentella asiatica L.
bi boLong PepperPiper longum
bi qiWater ChestnutEleocharis dulcis
cai jiGlobe ArtichokeCynara scolymus
can dou, hu douBroad BeanVicia faba
cang er ziCockleburXanthium strumarium
chan suCane ToadBufo bufo gargarizans
chang chun tengCommon IvyHedera helix
che qian caoJapanese PlantainPlantago major
chi xiao douMung BeanPhaseolus radiatus
chou caoRue HerbRuta graveolens.
chuan da huangRhubarbRheum officinale
ci wu jiaSiberian GinsengEleutherococcus senticosus
da mai  mai yaBarleyHordeum sativum
da jiao huaCooking BananasMusa paradisiaca
di dan cao, ku ao, ku banCommon ThistleCirsium ovalifolium
dong gua ren, dong gua ziWinter MelonBenincasa hispida
dou shu, sha geYam BeanPachyrhizus erosus
fan mu guaPawPaw – PapayaCarica papaya
fan shi liuCommon GuavaPsidium guajava
fu xiao maiWheatTriticum aestivum
gan caoChinese LicoriceGlycyrrhiza glabra
gan shuSweet PotatoIpomoea batatas
gan zhe shaoSugar CaneSaccharum Officinarum
gan, chen piMandarineCitrus nobilis
gan,  chen piBitter OrangeCitrus aurantium
gang songWeeping Coast MyrtleBaeckea frutescens L.
gou qi zi ; di gu piChinese GojiLycium chinense
gou qi zi ; di gu piGojiLycium barbarum
gou zhua douVelvet BeanMucuna cochinchinensis
gua diRockmelonCucumis melo
guan ye lian qiaoSt. John’s WortHypericum perforatum
gui zhen caoCobblers PegsBidens pilosa
hai feng tengJapanese PepperPiper kadsura
he yeSacred Lotus LeafNelumbo nucifera
hei zhong cao ziNigellaNigella sativa
hong huaSafflowerCarthamus tinctorius
hou poMagnoliaMagnolia  officinalis
hu jiaoBlack PepperPiper nigrum
hu lo fuPurple CarrotDaucus carota
hu lu baFenugreekTrigonella foenum-graecum
hu sui, yuan sui, xiang caiCorianderCoriandrum sativum
jiShepherds PurseCapsella bursa–pastoris
jia ye shuButcher’s BroomRuscus aculeatus
jia ye song guoEchinaceaEchinacea angustifolia
jia zhu taoOleanderNerium incidum
jian hua, ba wang huaDragonfruitHylocereus undatus
jiangGingerZingiber offcinale
jiang huangTurmericCurcuma Longa
jiao gu lanImmortality VineGynostemma pentaphyllum
jie gengBalloon FlowerPlatycodon grandiflorum
jie gu muElderSambucus nigra
jie ziMustard GreensBrassica cernua
jin yin huaHoneysuckleLonicera japonica
ju hong, chen piPomoloCitrus maxima
ke feiCoffeeCoffea Arabica
ku guaBitter MelonMomordica charantia
ku zhuBambooPhyllostachys bambusoides
kuan dong huaColtsfootTussilago farfara
kui huaSunflowerHelianthus annuus
la jiaoBird’s Eye ChilliCapsicum annuum
lai fu ziRadishRaphanus sativus
li zhi heLycheeLitchi chinensis
lian zi, lian xinSacred LotusNelumbo nucifera
liang dang, tian xian ziHenbaneHyoscyamus niger
long yanLonganEuphoria longana
lu e meiChinese PlumPrunus mume
luo shen hua, luo shen kui.RosellaHibiscus sabdariffa
man jing ziChinese VitexVitex trifolia
man tuo luoDaturaDatura stramonium
mao genKunai or Blady GrassImperata arundinacea  Cyr.
mao xu cha, shen chaCat’s WhiskersOcimum Aristatum
mei gui huaDog RoseRosa rugosa.
mo li huaTea JasmineJasminum sambac
mu shuCassavaManihot utilissima
nan jiangGalangalLanguas galanga . Alpinia galanga
nan tian zhuSacred BambooNandina domestica
pu guaBottle GourdLagenaria siceraria
ri ben chuan xiongCinidiumCnidium officinale
shan naiLesser GalangalKaempferia galanga
shan yaoWild YamDioscorea batatas
shan zhi ziGardeniaGardenia florida
shang luPokerootPhytolacca acinosa
she ganLeopard LilyBelamcanda chinensis
shen luo leTulsi- Holy BasilOcimum sanctum
shi da gong laoMahoniaMahonia japonica
shu wei caoSageSalvia officinali
shui fei jiSt. Mary’s ThistleSilybum marianum
shui qieAshwagandhaWithania somnifera
shui xianPaperwhite JonquilNarcissus tazetta
si gua luoAngled LuffaLuffa acutangula
si gua luoSmooth LoofaLuffa cylindrica
su muCaesalpiniaCaesalpinia sappan
su xing hua, da mo li huaCommon JasmineJasminum officinalis
tan hua.Night Blooming CactusEpiphyllum oxypetalum
tian hu suDwalf PennywortHydrocotyle sibthorpioides
tong haoGarland Chrysanthemum Chrysanthemum coronarium
tu jing jieWormseedChenopodium ambrosioides
tu mu xiangElecampaneInula helenium
wang bu liu xingSoapwortSaponaria vaccaria
wang jiang nan ziCassiaCassia occidentalis
wu qingRapeseed CanolaBrassica rapa
wu zhao jin longMorning GloryIpomoea cairica
xi guaWatermelonCitrullus vulgaris
xi shu guoNoniMorinda citrifolia
xi ye bai tou wengWind FlowerPulsatila vulgaris
xia ku caoSelfhealPrunella vulgaris
xiang fu ziNut GrassCyperus rotundus
xiang lin tou..ScrewpinePandanus amaryllifolius .
xiang maoNoosa NativeCurculigo ensifolia
xiang ruCalifornia PoppyElscholtzia patrini
xiao bai juFeverfewTanacetum parthenium
xiao haoBarberryBerberis vulgaris
xiao suan moSheep SorrelRumex acetosella
xie caoValerianValeriana officinalis
xun maNettleUrtica dioica.
xun maStinging NettleUrtica urens.
ya ma, hu maFlaxLinum usitatissimum
ya pianPoppyPaparver somniferum
yang gan juGerman ChamomileMatricaria recutita
yang hui xiangAnisePimpinella anisum
ye tang haoTall FleabaneErigeron sumatrensis
yi mu cao;  chong wei ziChinese MotherwortLeonurus heterophyllus
yi tangSugar cane seedSaccharum Granorum
yi yi renJob’s TearsCoix lacrym-jobi.
yong jiu hua (la ju)Curry Plant (Grey)Helichrysum italicum
yu gan ziIndian GooseberryPhyllanthus emblica
yu shu shu, yu mi xuCornZea mays
yuan weiWall or Water IrisIris tectorum
ze lanBugleLycopus
zhang naoCamphor LaurelCinnamomum camphora
zhi ma; hu ma renSesameSesamum indicum
zi ranCuminCuminum cyminum
zi suPerilliaPerilla frutescens
zi zhui ju, zi hua song guo juEchinaceaEchinacea purpurea

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