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OUR INGREDIENTS

Nature Knows Best

Plants are the oldest and most prolific healers on earth, and an essential element of Traditional Chinese Medicine. We thoughtfully select ours to ensure the highest-quality and highest-performing formulas. Here are a few favorites you’ll find in our Superblends.
Asian Ginseng Root

Asian Ginseng Root
(Ren Shen)

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Astragalus Root

Astragalus Root
(Huang Qi)

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Bupleurum Root

Bupleurum Root
(Chai Hu)

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Cassia/Cinnamon Bark

Cassia/Cinnamon Bark
(Rou Gui)

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Chinese Hawthorn Berry

Chinese Hawthorn Berry
(Shan Zha)

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Chinese Licorice Root

Chinese Licorice Root
(Gan Cao)

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Chinese Peony Root

Chinese Peony Root
(Bai Shao)

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Coral Lily Bulb

Coral Lily Bulb
(Bai He)

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Cordyceps Mycelium

Cordyceps Mycelium
(Dong Chong Xia Cao)

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Dandelion Leaves

Dandelion Leaves
(Pu Gong Ying)

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Dong Quai/Angelica Root

Dong Quai/Angelica Root
(Dang Gui)

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Epimedium Leaves/Horny Goat Weed

Epimedium Leaves/Horny Goat Weed
(Yin Yang Huao)

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Eucommia Bark

Eucommia Bark
(Du Zhong)

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Ginger Root

Ginger Root
(Sheng Jiang)

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Lycium/Goji Berry

Lycium/Goji Berry
(Gou Qi Zi)

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Reishi Fruiting Body

Reishi Fruiting Body
(Ling Zhi)

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Jujube Seeds

Jujube Seeds
(Suan Zao Ren)

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Asian Ginseng Root

Asian Ginseng Root
(Ren Shen)

A highly prized antioxidant force, ginseng is thought to bolster the immune system, and its energizing abilities may help combat fatigue. Ginseng has a variety of uses in Traditional Chinese Medicine—an adaptogen, aka Superior Herb, it’s especially adept at strengthening Qi, or energy, to counter weariness and shortness of breath while fueling the body.*

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Astragalus Root

Astragalus Root
(Huang Qi)

A powerful herb, astragalus root exhibits antioxidant activity, helps to support the immune system, and is thought to benefit the respiratory system. A popular adaptogen in Traditional Chinese Medicine (known as a Superior Herb), it’s frequently utilized to strengthen the Qi, or energy, of the Lungs.*

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Bupleurum Root

Bupleurum Root
(Chai Hu)

The roots of this buttery yellow herb have been shown to have many beneficial effects. Research indicates it may boost mood and even assist in autophagy—the body’s natural process of clearing out old cells. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is thought to spread Liver Qi, or energy, supporting the body’s natural detoxification processes.*

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Cassia/Cinnamon Bark

Cassia/Cinnamon Bark
(Rou Gui)

Cinnamon bark supports overall heart health, including cholesterol and blood pressure levels. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is used to return Yang, or heat, to the lower body to help ease minor lower back aches and improve overall circulation.*

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Chinese Hawthorn Berry

Chinese Hawthorn Berry
(Shan Zha)

Research shows hawthorn berry may help to maintain healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels already in normal ranges, and support digestion with prebiotic and enzyme-rich components. It’s used to relieve food stagnation in Traditional Chinese Medicine, reducing symptoms like bloating after large meals.*

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Chinese Licorice Root

Chinese Licorice Root
(Gan Cao)

Licorice root is rich in hundreds of plant compounds, but glycyrrhizin is its primary active, shown to relieve various symptoms of occasional indigestion, including occasional heartburn and general stomach upset. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it’s a digestive essential used to protect, strengthen, and ease discomfort by boosting the Qi, or energy, in the Spleen.*

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Chinese Peony Root

Chinese Peony Root
(Bai Shao)

This root is rich in paeoniflorin, a plant compound shown to boost probiotic levels, potentially improving the bacteria balance of the gut—critical for healthy digestion. It’s thought to nourish Liver Yin, or fluids, in Traditional Chinese Medicine, promoting the body’s natural detoxification process.*

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Coral Lily Bulb

Coral Lily Bulb
(Bai He)

Lily bulb is a staple in the Asian diet. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it’s thought to nourish Yin, or provide cooling, to clear heat from the chest and support calm and sleep.*

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Cordyceps Mycelium

Cordyceps Mycelium
(Dong Chong Xia Cao)

A powerful fatigue fighter, this adaptogenic mushroom is thought to pump up energy levels. Additionally, some studies indicate it can help support cognitive and sexual health. Considered a  Superior Herb in Traditional Chinese Medicine, it’s used to support Jing, our essence, and the Lungs, promoting overall vitality and longevity.*

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Dandelion Leaves

Dandelion Leaves
(Pu Gong Ying)

Dandelion’s benefits are wide-ranging, but it’s particularly well-known for its ability to support the body’s natural detoxification processes and its diuretic properties, which can help reduce water retention. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it helps to brighten the eyes and clear heat from the Liver and overall body.*

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Dong Quai/Angelica Root

Dong Quai/Angelica Root
(Dang Gui)

This root is a master stabilizer—data shows it may help to improve mood and mitigate the intensity of  hot flashes. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it’s often used to maintain supple, soft skin and address normal conditions associated with women’s menstrual cycles.*

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Epimedium Leaves/Horny Goat Weed

Epimedium Leaves/Horny Goat Weed
(Yin Yang Huao)

Horny goat weed is thought to ease typical PMS symptoms, improve energy, sharpen the memory, and stimulate blood flow to enhance arousal. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it promotes balance to support the reproductive system and reduce menopause-related symptoms.*

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Eucommia Bark

Eucommia Bark
(Du Zhong)

An agent with broad applications, eucommia bark has been shown to help maintain healthy blood pressure levels, increase libido, and support the health of bones, ligaments, and tendons. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it’s used to improve the circulation of Qi, or energy, and blood DOWNWARD - strengthening lower limbs and boosting sexual performance.*

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Ginger Root

Ginger Root
(Sheng Jiang)

A popular stomach aid, ginger’s high concentration of the phytochemical gingerol accounts for its effects. Research demonstrates it reduces occasional indigestion and nausea, and helps empty the stomach more quickly after eating. It’s considered one of the most important herbs in Traditional Chinese Medicine for the digestive system, adding Yang, or warmth, to help break down food.*

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Lycium/Goji Berry

Lycium/Goji Berry
(Gou Qi Zi)

Goji berries are considered one of the richest plant sources of antioxidants, vitamins, and essential minerals like iron—that’s why it’s considered a superfood. Studies suggest it may help support healthy blood sugar levels, increase energy, and promote longevity. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it’s thought to nourish your Jing, or essence, to promote vitality. It also supports Kidney Yin and Yang to strengthen the lower body and improve libido.*

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Reishi Fruiting Body

Reishi Fruiting Body
(Ling Zhi)

Reishi can help with restlessness and improve sleep. Additionally, it helps to support the immune system. A powerful adaptogen, known as a Superior Herb in Traditional Chinese Medicine, it’s used to nourish Heart Qi, or energy, to support sleep and strengthen Lung Qi, aiding the respiratory system and overall longevity.*

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Jujube Seeds

Jujube Seeds
(Suan Zao Ren)

Jujube seeds are thought to support sleep and increase feelings of calm. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it’s considered an essential herb for supporting relaxation, nourishing Heart Yin to soothe occasional stress and irritability that inhibits rest.*

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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