Best of Boston

1997 Best Herbalist

B.J. Wang

The renowned proprietor of E. Shan Tang apothecary, Wang stocks an exotic A-Z of medicinal herbs. But his clinical expertise is what sends Bostonians flocking to him for treatment: He teaches at the Boston Shiatsu School, lectures at Harvard Medical School, and is widely acclaimed as a leading practitioner of toyo hari , or traditional Chinese pulse diagnosis. He’s also a trained chef—ask about his herbal recipes for soups and main dishes, a clever way of masking his prescriptions’ pungent flavors.

E. Shan Tang, 157 Harvard Ave., Allston, 617-787-4503,