“I took part in the herb journey in both 2003 and 2006. Both trips inspired me and I can only recommend them to everyone who is undecided. Nina organizes everything excellently and, if necessary, with the necessary flexibility.
The places and landscapes are simply fantastic, the information about the medicines, their cultivation and habitat is extremely helpful, also for practical everyday use.
I also experienced the encounters with the people, the farmers or the scientists, on a human level as often very touching.
Not forgetting the food, of course: reason enough in itself to book this trip.
For us non-linguists, it’s a chance to experience areas and facets of China – and especially the herbs in the wild – that would never be accessible to us without someone like Nina.
So: Totally recommended for anyone who prescribes Chinese medicines, has been to China before and would like to see more of it.”
– Thomas Grauer
“This year Nina Zhao-Seiler offered a herb trip in the People’s Republic of China for the first time. (…) The trip gave strong impressions, wonderful pictures and intensive experiences – and we also learned a lot about the cultivation of Chinese medicines.”
– Simon Becker, EXTRAKT, lian china herb newsletter 3/03
“The trip to Sichuan with Nina was the best trip I ever took part in.”
– Antje Eilbracht
“At the third attempt we were finally able to go to China on the herb trip with Nina, fortunately this time she offered a trip with children. Nina has put a lot of effort into bringing the land, the people and the plants closer to us. She did so well that we would like to come back next year.”
– Annemarie Schweizer-Arau und Joan Miquel
“This trip shows the opportunities China has to offer, off the beaten tracks of tourism. (…) It shows areas of China on the doorstep of modern times as well as the hypermodern “Middle Kingdom” and it offered many opportunities to get an impression of the environment in which Chinese medicine originated. Climatic factors, the cultivation conditions for plants, special requirements as well as the authentic image of the growing and flowering medicinal plant – knowledge of all these things completes the pure knowledge of the effects of a plant. Usually not a problem for western phytotherapists, everyone knows how and where dandelion or nettle grow. But what about Salvia milthiorrhyza Danshen or Aconitum carmichaeli Fuzi?”
– Andreas Noll, “Vom Eisenhut zu buddhistischen Speeren”, Naturheilpraxis 10/2003