ASIAN Geographic is the bi-monthly magazine that scours the region to bring readers the most compelling stories and images from the world's largest and most diverse continent. Readers enjoy a unique melting pot of breathtaking photography and in-depth features covering culture, nature, sustainability issues and exploration into the history of this diverse region. A regular 'Exploration' segment follows brave field editors as they travel deep into Asia's unexplored regions to take readers on a journey.
Herbs of Asia
Herbs of South Asia • The diverse South Asian region is the hub of herbs and spices.
The Origins of South Asian Herbs
Herbs of East Asia • East Asia – namely, China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, and Mongolia – is home to numerous herbs, all of which possess rich histories and find complex uses.
The Origins of East Asian Herbs
Herbs of Southeast Asia • In the light of Charlemagne’s succinct observation, let’s explore the shared history between people and herbs in Southeast Asia, in which many countries share the common denominator of healing plants.
The Paan and Parcel of Life • A delicately-wrapped streetside delight and an inseparable part of India’s cultural and culinary foundation, the betel leaf is packed with a herbal richness you never imagined. But not everything in paan is good for you.
Betel Leaf Dishes of Asia
Can You Smoke What You Drink? • Herbal tea blends are now rolled into smokable sticks. But is this trend another vice?
6 Herbs to Look out for in a Herbal Tea Blend
Herbs Under Pressure • Asian herbs have been a source of nutrition and vital medication for millennia. But the extinction of crucial herb species caused by human activity is rupturing this healing fabric of life.
Myths and Realities: Herbs in the Pandemic • In the ongoing battle against COVID-19, Asia seeks help from traditional herbal medicines.
The History of Medical Marijuana • A plant long haunted by its harmful connotation holds medicinal benefits that have existed for centuries.
Benefits and Uses of Hemp • Hemp (Cannabis sativa) is cultivated for a wide range of products including foods, health products, fabric, rope, natural remedies, and much more.
Herbs and Simples
4-Day Bohol Tour • Think you know Asia? Pit your wits against other teams in the upcoming Hot Soup Challenge 2022 and win a four-day trip to the Philippines – to Bohol or Coron. A packed itinerary for the victorious group will see them enjoy the best that either destination has to offer.
4-Day Coron Tour • Explore world-class beaches, snorkel pristine reefs bristling with marine life, and climb the steps to the summit of Mount Tapyas for a spectacular view of Coron.