analysis of herbal medicine

Asked November 3, 2013, 2:36 PM EST

Hi, my parents are Chinese and often bought herbs in NYC Chinatown shops. 30 years, they purchased a root and soaked it in several gallons of rubbing alcohol. It's a brown color and earthy smell. Anyway, the ointment works well on bruises and swelling when rubbed on several times. Before I run out of the ointment, I would like to find out the source of the root. Is there a campus lab that can analyze it? I don't have the root anymore, but just samples of liquid. Thank you, Vicki Fong

Centre County Pennsylvania

1 Response

While this is interesting, your question is not within the area of this forum. We are dealing with questions pertaining to apples and apple rootatocks