Tonifying Herbs

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  • AAA Bai Zhu (Raw) Spring Wind Organic

    Bai Zhu (Raw) (Rhizoma Atractylodis macrocephalae)
    Properties: bitter, sweet, warm
    Channels: Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies Spleen qi, dries dampness, calms the fetus. Also secures the surface to stop spontaneous perspiration due to dampness causing disharmony of nutritive and protective qi.
    Additional Notes: This is the raw form. Raw Bai Zhu is more moistening within its ability to dry dampness, and enriches Spleen and Stomach yin. We also dispense dry-fried Bai Zhu which is better for stopping loose stool and calming the fetus. If dry-fried is desired please select Bai Zhu (Chao) from the herbs list.

  • AAA Xu Duan (Prepared) Spring Wind

    Xu Duan (Prepared) (Radix Dipsaci)
    Properties: bitter, acrid, slightly warm
    Channels: Kidneys, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies Liver and Kidneys, strengthens sinews and bones, gently invigorates blood, calms the fetus.
    Additional Notes: Preparing Xu Duan in salt directs it to the liver channels and increases its tonic properties.

  • Ba Ji Tian

    Ba Ji Tian (Morindae officinalis Radix)
    Properties: acrid, sweet, warm
    Channels: Kidneys, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies Kidney yang without being too drying, augments essence, expels wind-damp. Also strengthens sinews.

  • Bai He

    Bai He (Bulbus Lilii)
    Properties: sweet, slightly bitter, slightly cold
    Channels: Heart, Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Nourishes Lung yin, drains heat from the Heart, stops cough, quiets the spirit.

  • Bai Shao (Chao) Certified

    Bai Shao (Chao) (Radix Albus Paeoniae)
    Properties: bitter, sour, cool
    Channels: Liver, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies Liver blood, restrains yin, extinguishes wind, stops pain, nourishes Liver and Spleen yin. Also adjusts the nutritive and protective qi to reduce sweating.
    Additional Notes: This is the dry-fried form. We offer three forms of Bai Shao.
    A) Raw Bai Shao which is cooler. If raw is desired please select Bai Shao (Raw) from the herbs list.
    B) Dry-fried Bai Shao is better to nourish the blood, relax the Liver and stop pain.
    C) Vinegar-fried Bai Shao has much stronger pain-stopping effects. If vinegar-fried is desired please select Bai Shao (Cu) from the herbs list.
    The ‘Certified’ label on this herb means it has shown non-detectable levels of pesticides and heavy metals. While all our herbs are tested for safe levels of pesticides and heavy metals, the certified labelling means that the most susceptible herbs are only stocked when they show a non-detectable level. See Herb Sourcing for more details.

  • Bai Shao (Cu) Certified

    Bai Shao (Cu) (Radix Albus Paeoniae)
    Properties: bitter, sour, cool
    Channels: Liver, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies Liver blood, restrains yin, extinguishes wind, stops pain, nourishes Liver and Spleen yin. Also adjusts the nutritive and protective qi to reduce sweating.
    Additional Notes: This is the vinegar-fried form. We offer three forms of Bai Shao.
    A) Raw Bai Shao is cooler. If raw is desired please select Bai Shao (Raw) from the herbs list.
    B) Dry-fried Bai Shao is better to nourish the blood, relax the Liver and stop pain. If dry-fried is desired please select Bai Shao (Chao) from the herbs list.
    The ‘Certified’ label on this herb means it has shown non-detectable levels of pesticides and heavy metals. While all our herbs are tested for safe levels of pesticides and heavy metals, the certified labelling means that the most susceptible herbs are only stocked when they show a non-detectable level. See Herb Sourcing for more details.

  • Bai Shao (Raw) Certified

    Bai Shao (Raw) (Radix Albus Paeoniae)
    Properties: bitter, sour, cool
    Channels: Liver, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies Liver blood, restrains yin, extinguishes wind, stops pain, nourishes Liver and Spleen yin. Also adjusts the nutritive and protective qi to reduce sweating.
    Additional Notes: This is the raw form. We offer three forms of Bai Shao.
    A) Raw Bai Shao is cooler.
    B) Dry-fried Bai Shao is better to nourish the blood, relax the Liver and stop pain. If dry-fried is desired please select Bai Shao (Chao) from the herbs list.
    C) Vinegar-fried Bai Shao has much stronger pain-stopping effects. If vinegar-fried is desired please select Bai Shao (Cu) from the herbs list.
    The ‘Certified’ label on this herb means it has shown non-detectable levels of pesticides and heavy metals. While all our herbs are tested for safe levels of pesticides and heavy metals, the certified labelling means that the most susceptible herbs are only stocked when they show a non-detectable level. See Herb Sourcing for more details.

  • Bai Zhu (Chao)

    Bai Zhu (Chao) (Rhizoma Atractylodis macrocephalae)
    Properties: bitter, sweet, warm
    Channels: Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies Spleen qi, dries dampness, calms the fetus. Also secures the surface to stop spontaneous perspiration due to dampness causing disharmony of nutritive and protective qi.
    Additional Notes: This is the dry-fried form which is better for stopping loose stool and calming the fetus. Raw Bai Zhu is more moistening within its ability to dry dampness, and enriches Spleen and Stomach yin. If raw is desired please select Bai Zhu (Raw) from the herbs list.

  • Bai Zhu (Raw)

    Bai Zhu (Raw) (Rhizoma Atractylodis macrocephalae)
    Properties: bitter, sweet, warm
    Channels: Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies Spleen qi, dries dampness, calms the fetus. Also secures the surface to stop spontaneous perspiration due to dampness causing disharmony of nutritive and protective qi.
    Additional Notes: This is the raw form. Raw Bai Zhu is more moistening within its ability to dry dampness, and enriches Spleen and Stomach yin. We also dispense dry-fried Bai Zhu which is better for stopping loose stool and calming the fetus. If dry-fried is desired please select Bai Zhu (Chao) from the herbs list.

  • Bei Sha Shen

    Bei Sha Shen (Radix Glehniae)
    Properties:
    Channels: Lungs, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Nourishes yin, clears the Lungs, augments the Stomach, generates fluids.
    Additional Notes: The ‘Certified’ label on this herb means it has shown non-detectable levels of pesticides and heavy metals. While all our herbs are tested for safe levels of pesticides and heavy metals, the certified labelling means that the most susceptible herbs are only stocked when they show a non-detectable level. See Herb Sourcing for more details.

  • Bie Jia (Powder)

    Bie Jia (Carapax Trionycis)
    Properties: salty, cold
    Channels: Liver, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Nourishes yin, subdues yang, clears heat from deficiency, softens hardness, disperses clumping. Also invigorates blood and promotes menstruation.
    Additional Notes: Please tell your patient that as this is a powdered herb the bag should be opened slowly to stop the powder from escaping. For best results open the bag upside down inside the pot with a small amount of water in the bottom and once the bag is removed quickly close the lid.

  • Bu Gu Zhi

    Bu Gu Zhi (Fructus Psoraleae)
    Properties: acrid, bitter, Very warm
    Channels: Kidneys, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies Kidney and Spleen yang, secures essence, aids Kidneys in grasping qi, and secures the urination. Also good for diarrhea due to Spleen and Kidney yang deficiency. Can be applied externally for vitiligo (the skin is then briefly exposed to sunlight, then the herb is washed off).
    Additional Notes: The ‘Certified’ label on this herb means it has shown non-detectable levels of pesticides and heavy metals. While all our herbs are tested for safe levels of pesticides and heavy metals, the certified labelling means that the most susceptible herbs are only stocked when they show a non-detectable level. See Herb Sourcing for more details.

  • Da Zao

    Da Zao (Fructus Jujubae)
    Properties: sweet, warm
    Channels: Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies qi and blood, generates fluids, harmonizes the Spleen and moderates the toxic effects of other herbs. Also gently calms the spirit.
    Additional Notes: One date weighs 4 grams.

  • Da Zao Spring Wind

    Da Zao (Fructus Jujubae)
    Properties: sweet, warm
    Channels: Spleen, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies qi and blood, generates fluids, harmonizes the Spleen and moderates the toxic effects of other herbs. Also gently calms the spirit.
    The Spring Wind label on this herb indicates that you are selecting our highest quality herbs available. To read more about Spring Wind herbs visit our partnered businesses page.

  • Dang Gui Tou (Chao) Certified

    Dang Gui (Chao) (Radix Angelicae sinensis)
    Properties: sweet, acrid, bitter, warm
    Channels: Heart, Liver, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies blood, invigorates the blood, regulates menstruation, stops pain. Also moistens the Intestines and treats cough by moistening the Lungs.
    Additional Notes: This is the dry-fried form. We offer three forms of Dang Gui.
    A) Raw Dang Gui. If raw is desired please select Dang Gui (Raw) from the herbs list.
    B) Dry-fried Dang Gui is warmer and less moistening, also less blood invigorating, so better for use in pregnancy if needed.
    C) Charred Dang Gui stops bleeding. If charred is desired please select Dang Gui (Tan) from the herbs list.
    The ‘Certified’ label on this herb means it has shown non-detectable levels of pesticides and heavy metals. While all our herbs are tested for safe levels of pesticides and heavy metals, the certified labelling means that the most susceptible herbs are only stocked when they show a non-detectable level. See Herb Sourcing for more details.

  • Dang Gui Tou (Raw) Certified

    Dang Gui (Raw) (Radix Angelicae sinensis)
    Properties: sweet, acrid, bitter, warm
    Channels: Heart, Liver, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies blood, invigorates the blood, regulates menstruation, stops pain. Also moistens the Intestines and treats cough by moistening the Lungs.
    Additional Notes: This is the raw form. We offer three forms of Dang Gui.
    A) Raw Dang Gui, while nourishing blood and moving blood, is the best form for moistening the Intestines and the Lungs.
    B) Dry-fried Dang Gui is warmer and less moistening, also less blood invigorating, so better for use in pregnancy if needed. If dry-fried is desired please select Dang Gui (Chao) from the herbs list.
    C) Charred Dang Gui stops bleeding. If charred is desired please select Dang Gui (Tan) from the herbs list.
    Additional Notes: The ‘Certified’ label on this herb means it has shown non-detectable levels of pesticides and heavy metals. While all our herbs are tested for safe levels of pesticides and heavy metals, the certified labelling means that the most susceptible herbs are only stocked when they show a non-detectable level. See Herb Sourcing for more details.

  • Dang Gui Tou (Tan) Certified

    Dang Gui (Tan) (Radix Angelicae sinensis)
    Properties: sweet, acrid, bitter, warm
    Channels: Heart, Liver, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies blood, invigorates the blood, regulates menstruation, stops pain. Also moistens the Intestines and treats cough by moistening the Lungs.
    Additional Notes: This is the charred form. We offer three forms of Dang Gui.
    A) Raw Dang Gui. If raw is desired please select Dang Gui (Raw) from the herbs list.
    B) Dry-fried Dang Gui is warmer and less moistening, also less blood invigorating, so better for use in pregnancy if needed. If dry-fried is desired please select Dang Gui (Chao) from the herbs list.
    C) Charred Dang Gui stops bleeding. If charred is desired please select Dang Gui (Tan) from the herbs list.
    The ‘Certified’ label on this herb means it has shown non-detectable levels of pesticides and heavy metals. While all our herbs are tested for safe levels of pesticides and heavy metals, the certified labelling means that the most susceptible herbs are only stocked when they show a non-detectable level. See Herb Sourcing for more details.

  • Dang Gui Wei

    Dang Gui Wei (Radix Angelicae sinensis)
    Properties: sweet, acrid, bitter, warm
    Channels: Heart, Liver, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Invigorates the blood, tonifies blood, regulates menstruation, stops pain. Also moistens the Intestines and treats cough by moistening the Lungs.
    Additional Notes: Dang Gui Wei is more blood invigorating and less tonifying than Dang Gui Tou.

  • Dang Shen

    Dang Shen (Radix Codonopsis)
    Properties: sweet, neutral
    Channels: Lungs, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies Lung and Spleen qi to support the middle Jiao.
    Additional Notes: Currently also expensive.

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  • Dang Shen (Chao)

    Dang Shen (Radix Codonopsis)
    Properties: sweet, neutral
    Channels: Lungs, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies Lung and Spleen qi to support the middle Jiao.
    Additional Notes:
    Chao Dang Shen is more expensive due to the weight lost in cooking.

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  • Du Zhong (Prepared)

    Du Zhong (Prepared) (Cortex Eucommiae)
    Properties: sweet, slightly acrid, warm
    Channels: Kidneys, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies Liver and Kidneys, strengthens sinews and bones, calms the fetus.
    Additional Notes: Our Du Zhong is prepared in accordance with traditional practice which involves dry-frying, thus strengthening the Kidney tonification.

  • Du Zhong (Prepared) Spring Wind

    Du Zhong (Prepared) (Cortex Eucommiae)
    Properties: sweet, slightly acrid, warm
    Channels: Kidneys, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies Liver and Kidneys, strengthens sinews and bones, calms the fetus.
    Additional Notes: Our Du Zhong is prepared in accordance with traditional practice which involves dry-frying, thus strengthening the Kidney tonification.
    The Spring Wind label on this herb indicates that you are selecting our highest quality herbs available. To read more about Spring Wind herbs visit our partnered businesses page.

  • Gan Cao (Chao)

    Gan Cao (Chao) (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
    Properties: sweet, neutral
    Channels: All 12 (Primarily the Lungs, Heart, Spleen, Stomach)
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies Spleen qi, moistens the Lungs, moderates urgency and toxicity, drains fire (especially from the throat). Also reduces spasms and stops pain (especially when used with Bai Shao). Used as an antidote for many toxic substances (especially when combined with Lu Dou and Jin Yin Hua).
    Additional Notes: This is the dry-fried form. We offer three forms of Gan Cao.
    a) Raw Gan Cao is cooler and more antitoxic. Located under Gan Cao (Raw) in the herbs list.
    b) Dry-fried Gan Cao is warmer and more tonifying.
    c) Honey prepared is warmer and even more tonifying than other forms, better augments Heart and Spleen qi. Located under Gan Cao (Zhi) in the herbs list.

  • Gan Cao (Raw)

    Gan Cao (Raw) (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
    Properties: sweet, neutral
    Channels: All 12 (Primarily the Lungs, Heart, Spleen, Stomach)
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies Spleen qi, moistens the Lungs, moderates urgency and toxicity, drains fire (especially from the throat). Also reduces spasms and stops pain (especially when used with Bai Shao). Used as an antidote for many toxic substances (especially when combined with Lu Dou and Jin Yin Hua).
    Additional Notes: This is the raw form. We offer three forms of Gan Cao.
    a) Raw Gan Cao is cooler and more antitoxic.
    b) Dry-fried Gan Cao is warmer and more tonifying. Located under Gan Cao (Chao) in the herbs list.
    c) Honey prepared Gan Cao is warmer and even more tonifying than other forms, better augments Heart and Spleen qi. Located under Gan Cao (Zhi) in the herbs list.

  • Gan Cao (Raw) Spring Wind

    Gan Cao (Raw) (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
    Properties: sweet, neutral
    Channels: All 12 (Primarily the Lungs, Heart, Spleen, Stomach)
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies Spleen qi, moistens the Lungs, moderates urgency and toxicity, drains fire (especially from the throat). Also reduces spasms and stops pain (especially when used with Bai Shao). Used as an antidote for many toxic substances (especially when combined with Lu Dou and Jin Yin Hua).
    Additional Notes: This is the raw form. We offer three forms of Gan Cao.
    a) Raw Gan Cao is cooler and more antitoxic.
    b) Dry-fried Gan Cao is warmer and more tonifying. Located under Gan Cao (Chao) in the herbs list.
    c) Honey prepared Gan Cao is warmer and even more tonifying than other forms, better augments Heart and Spleen qi. Located under Gan Cao (Zhi) in the herbs list.
    The Spring Wind label on this herb indicates that you are selecting our highest quality herbs available. To read more about Spring Wind herbs visit our partnered businesses page.

  • Gan Cao (Zhi)

    Gan Cao (Zhi) (Radix Glycyrrhizae)
    Properties: sweet, neutral
    Channels: All 12 (Primarily the Lungs, Heart, Spleen, Stomach)
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies Spleen qi, moistens the Lungs, moderates urgency and toxicity, drains fire (especially from the throat). Also reduces spasms and stops pain (especially when used with Bai Shao). Used as an antidote for many toxic substances (especially when combined with Lu Dou and Jin Yin Hua).
    Additional Notes: This is the honey prepared form. We offer three forms of Gan Cao.
    a) Raw Gan Cao is cooler and more antitoxic. Located under Gan Cao (Raw) in the herbs list.
    b) Dry-fried Gan Cao is warmer and more tonifying. Located under Gan Cao (Chao) in the herbs list.
    c) Honey prepared Gan Cao is warmer and even more tonifying, better augments Heart and Spleen qi.

  • Gou Ji

    Gou Ji (Rhizoma Cibotii)
    Properties: bitter, sweet, warm
    Channels: Kidneys, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies Liver and Kidneys, expels pathogenic wind, dampness and cold. Also stabilizes Kidneys in cases of urinary incontinence and vaginal discharge from Kidney deficiency.

  • Gou Qi Zi Certified

    Gou Qi Zi (Fructus Lycii)
    Properties: sweet, neutral
    Channels: Liver, Lungs, Kidneys
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies Liver blood, enriches yin of Kidneys and Lungs, mildly tonifies Kidney yang. Also benefits essence and brightens the eyes.
    Additional Notes: The ‘Certified’ label on this herb means it has shown non-detectable levels of pesticides and heavy metals. While all our herbs are tested for safe levels of pesticides and heavy metals, the certified labelling means that the most susceptible herbs are only stocked when they show a non-detectable level. See Herb Sourcing for more details.

  • Gu Sui Bu

    Gu Sui Bu (Radix Drynariae)
    Properties: bitter, warm
    Channels: Kidneys, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies Kidneys, strengthens and repairs the bones, directs floating yang downward.
    Additional Notes: The name means “mender of shattered bones”.

  • Gui Ban (Powder)

    Gui Ban (Plastrum Testudinis)
    Properties: salty, sweet, cold
    Channels: Heart, Kidneys, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Strongly nourishes yin of the Liver and Kidneys, subdues the yang, strengthens the bones and unblocks the Ren channel. Also nourishes and cools blood while tonifying the Heart.
    Additional Notes: Expensive. Please tell your patient that as this is a powdered herb the bag should be opened slowly to stop the powder from escaping. For best results open the bag upside down inside the pot with a small amount of water in the bottom and once the bag is removed quickly close the lid.

  • Han Lian Cao

    Han Lian Cao (Herba Ecliptae)
    Properties: sweet, sour, cool
    Channels: Kidneys, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Nourishes yin of the Liver and Kidneys, cools heat, stops bleeding, blackens the hair. When stopping bleeding use with Nu Zhen Zi.

  • Hei Zhi Ma

    Hei Zhi Ma (Semen Sesami nigrum)
    Properties: sweet, neutral
    Channels: Kidneys, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Nourishes yin, tonifies Liver and Kidneys, lubricates the Intestines. Also nourishes blood and extinguishes wind to stop headaches, dizziness and numbness (e.g. from blood or yin deficiency).

  • Hu Lu Ba

    Hu Lu Ba (Semen Trigonellae)
    Properties: bitter, very warm
    Channels: Kidneys, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies primal yang, drives out cold and damp from the lower Jiao, treats pain from cold-type bulging disorders.

  • Huang Jing

    Huang Jing (Rhizoma Polygonati)
    Properties: sweet, neutral
    Channels: Kidneys, Lungs, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies qi, nourishes yin, augments the essence.

  • Huang Qi (Chao)

    Huang Qi (Chao) (Radix Astragali)
    Properties: sweet, slightly warm
    Channels: Lungs, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Raises the yang qi, tonifies Spleen and Lung qi, stops sweating, facilitates urination, promotes discharge of pus, generates flesh.
    Additional Notes: This is the Chao form. We dispense three types of Huang Qi:
    A) Raw: Which is best for promoting urination and stopping sweating as it goes to the surface of the body. If raw is desired please select Huang Qi (Raw) from the herbs list.
    B) Chao Huang Qi: Huang Qi prepared by soaking in water and a bit of rice-wine, which increases its tonification.
    C) Mi Zhi Huang Qi: Honey-prepared Huang Qi which induces the Huang Qi to travel internally and specifically tonify and raise the qi of the middle burner. If desired please select Huang Qi (Mi Zhi) from the herbs list.
    The ‘Certified’ label on this herb means it has shown non-detectable levels of pesticides and heavy metals. While all our herbs are tested for safe levels of pesticides and heavy metals, the certified labelling means that the most susceptible herbs are only stocked when they show a non-detectable level. See Herb Sourcing for more details.

  • Huang Qi (Mi Zhi)

    Huang Qi (Mi Zhi) (Radix Astragali)
    Properties: sweet, slightly warm
    Channels: Lungs, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Raises the yang qi, tonifies Spleen and Lung qi, stops sweating, facilitates urination, promotes discharge of pus, generates flesh.
    Additional Notes: This is the Mi Zhi form. We dispense three types of Huang Qi:
    A) Raw: Which is best for promoting urination and stopping sweating as it goes to the surface of the body. If desired please select Huang Qi (Raw) from the herbs list.
    B) Chao Huang Qi: Huang Qi prepared by soaking in water and a bit of rice-wine, which increases its tonification. If desired please select Huang Qi (Chao) from the herbs list.
    C) Mi Zhi Huang Qi: Honey-prepared Huang Qi which induces the Huang Qi to travel internally and specifically tonify and raise the qi of the middle burner.
    The ‘Certified’ label on this herb means it has shown non-detectable levels of pesticides and heavy metals. While all our herbs are tested for safe levels of pesticides and heavy metals, the certified labelling means that the most susceptible herbs are only stocked when they show a non-detectable level. See Herb Sourcing for more details.

  • Huang Qi (Mi Zhi) Spring Wind

    Huang Qi (Mi Zhi) (Radix Astragali)
    Properties: sweet, slightly warm
    Channels: Lungs, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Raises the yang qi, tonifies Spleen and Lung qi, stops sweating, facilitates urination, promotes discharge of pus, generates flesh.
    Additional Notes: This is the Mi Zhi form. We dispense three types of Huang Qi:
    A) Raw: Which is best for promoting urination and stopping sweating as it goes to the surface of the body. If desired please select Huang Qi (Raw) from the herbs list.
    B) Chao Huang Qi: Huang Qi prepared by soaking in water and a bit of rice-wine, which increases its tonification. If desired please select Huang Qi (Chao) from the herbs list.
    C) Mi Zhi Huang Qi: Honey-prepared Huang Qi which induces the Huang Qi to travel internally and specifically tonify and raise the qi of the middle burner.
    The Spring Wind label on this herb indicates that you are selecting our highest quality herbs available. To read more about Spring Wind herbs visit our partnered businesses page.

  • Huang Qi (Raw)

    Huang Qi (Raw) (Radix Astragali)
    Properties: sweet, slightly warm
    Channels: Lungs, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Raises the yang qi, tonifies Spleen and Lung qi, stops sweating, facilitates urination, promotes discharge of pus, generates flesh.
    Additional Notes: This is the raw form. We dispense three types of Huang Qi:
    A) Raw: Which is best for promoting urination and stopping sweating as it goes to the surface of the body.
    B) Chao Huang Qi: Huang Qi prepared by soaking in water and a bit of rice-wine, which increases its tonification. If desired please select Huang Qi (Chao) from the herbs list.
    C) Mi Zhi Huang Qi: Honey-prepared Huang Qi which induces the Huang Qi to travel internally and specifically tonify and raise the qi of the middle burner. If desired please select Huang Qi (Mi Zhi) from the herbs list.
    The ‘Certified’ label on this herb means it has shown non-detectable levels of pesticides and heavy metals. While all our herbs are tested for safe levels of pesticides and heavy metals, the certified labelling means that the most susceptible herbs are only stocked when they show a non-detectable level. See Herb Sourcing for more details.

  • Long Yan Rou

    Long Yan Rou (Arillus Longanae)
    Properties: sweet, warm
    Channels: Heart, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies blood, tonifies the qi, calms the spirit. Also augments Heart and Spleen.
    Additional Notes: The ‘Certified’ label on this herb means it has shown non-detectable levels of pesticides and heavy metals. While all our herbs are tested for safe levels of pesticides and heavy metals, the certified labelling means that the most susceptible herbs are only stocked when they show a non-detectable level. See Herb Sourcing for more details.

  • Lu Jiao Jiao

    Lu Jiao Jiao (Gelatinum Cornu Cervi)
    Properties: sweet, salty, warm
    Channels: Liver, Kidneys
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies yang, nourishes essence and blood, stops bleeding.
    Additional Notes: Very Expensive.

  • Lu Jiao Shuang (Powder)

    Lu Jiao Shuang (Comu Degelatinum Cervi)
    Properties: sweet, salty, slightly warm
    Channels: Kidneys, Liver, Heart, Pericardium
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies yang, however is not cloying or hard to digest, in fact is specific for patients with loose stool.
    Additional Notes: Please tell your patient that as this is a powdered herb the bag should be opened slowly to stop the powder from escaping. For best results open the bag upside down inside the pot with a small amount of water in the bottom and once the bag is removed quickly close the lid.

  • Mai Men Dong Certified

    Mai Men Dong Certified (Tuber Ophiopogonis Japnici)
    Properties: sweet, slightly bitter, slightly cold
    Channels: Spleen, Stomach, Heart (Lungs)
    Key Characteristics: Nourishes yin of the Stomach, Spleen, Heart and Lungs, clears heat, quiets irritability. Also moistens the Intestines.
    Additional Notes: The ‘Certified’ label on this herb means it has shown non-detectable levels of pesticides and heavy metals. While all our herbs are tested for safe levels of pesticides and heavy metals, the certified labelling means that the most susceptible herbs are only stocked when they show a non-detectable level. See Herb Sourcing for more details.

  • Nan Sha Shen

    Nan Sha Shen (Adenophorae Radix)
    Properties: sweet, cool, slightly bitter
    Channels: Lungs, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Nourishes yin of the Lungs and Stomach, clears heat, generates fluids, stops cough and also expels phlegm.

  • Nu Zhen Zi (Prepared)

    Nu Zhen Zi (Prepared) (Fructus Ligustri lucidi)
    Properties: bitter, sweet, cool (or neutral)
    Channels: Kidneys, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Nourishes yin of Liver and Kidneys, cools heat, brightens the eyes, blackens the hair. To stop bleeding, usually used with Han Lian Cao.
    Additional Notes: We only dispense the prepared form. To prepare we soak the Nu Zhen Zi in wine, then steam it. This greatly increases the tonifying effect while preventing the intensely yin nature of the herb from impacting on the digestion.

  • Ren Shen

    Ren Shen (Radix Ginseng)
    Properties: sweet, slightly bitter, slightly warm
    Channels: Lungs, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Powerfully tonifies the primal qi (yuan qi) of the five organs, nourishes yin, revives from collapse, stops heavy bleeding. Also benefits the Heart qi, calms the spirit and generates fluids to stop thirst.
    Additional Notes: Very expensive, but essential when you need to target the yuan qi (e.g. to support the fetus in pregnancy). Substitutes like Dang Shen are fine but only tonify Lung and Spleen qi.

  • Rou Cong Rong

    Rou Cong Rong (Herba Cistanchis)
    Properties: sweet, salty, warm
    Channels: Large Intestine, Kidneys
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies yang, enriches the essence and blood, moistens the Intestines.

  • Sang Shen Zi

    Sang Shen Zi (Fructus Mori)
    Properties: sweet, cold
    Channels: Heart, Liver, Kidneys
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies blood, cools blood and nourishes yin (e.g. for moistening the Intestines when blood deficiency has caused constipation).

  • Sha Yuan Ji Li

    Sha Yuan Ji Li (Semen Astragali complanati)
    Properties: sweet, warm
    Channels: Kidneys, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies Liver and Kidneys, secures the essence, brightens the eyes.

  • Shan Yao (Chao) Certified

    Shan Yao (Chao) (Radix Dioscoreae)
    Properties: sweet, neutral
    Channels: Kidneys, Lungs, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies qi and yin of Lungs, Spleen and Kidneys, secures the essence.
    Additional Notes: This is the dry-fried form, which is better for patients with loose stool, while also tonifying the Kidneys to secure essence. If the raw form is desired please select Shan Yao (Raw) from the herbs list.
    The ‘Certified’ label on this herb means it has shown non-detectable levels of pesticides and heavy metals. While all our herbs are tested for safe levels of pesticides and heavy metals, the certified labelling means that the most susceptible herbs are only stocked when they show a non-detectable level. See Herb Sourcing for more details.

  • Shan Yao (Raw) Certified

    Shan Yao (Raw) (Radix Dioscoreae)
    Properties: sweet, neutral
    Channels: Kidneys, Lungs, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies qi and yin of Lungs, Spleen and Kidneys, secures the essence.
    Additional Notes: This is the raw form, we also dispense dry-fried Shan Yao which is better for patients with loose stool, while also tonifying the Kidneys to secure essence. If the dry-fried form is desired please select Shan Yao (Chao) from the herbs list.
    The ‘Certified’ label on this herb means it has shown non-detectable levels of pesticides and heavy metals. While all our herbs are tested for safe levels of pesticides and heavy metals, the certified labelling means that the most susceptible herbs are only stocked when they show a non-detectable level. See Herb Sourcing for more details.

  • Shi Hu

    Shi Hu (Herba Dendrobii)
    Properties: sweet, slightly salty, bland, cold
    Channels: Kidneys, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Nourishes Stomach yin, generates fluids, enriches Kidney yin, augments essence, expels heat from deficiency. Also brightens the eyes.
    Additional Notes: Needs to be boiled at least 30 minutes.

  • Shou Di Huang (Raw)

    Shou Di Huang (Raw) (Processed Radix Rehmanniae)
    Properties: sweet, slightly warm
    Channels: Liver, Kidneys, Heart
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies blood, enriches yin, generates essence, augments the marrow.
    Additional Notes: We also offer Charred Shou Di which stops bleeding due to Chong and Ren channel injury. If charred is desired please select Shou Di Huang (Tan) from the herbs list.
    The ‘Certified’ label on this herb means it has shown non-detectable levels of pesticides and heavy metals. While all our herbs are tested for safe levels of pesticides and heavy metals, the certified labelling means that the most susceptible herbs are only stocked when they show a non-detectable level. See Herb Sourcing for more details.

  • Shou Di Huang (Tan)

    Shou Di Huang (Tan) (Processed Radix Rehmanniae)
    Properties: sweet, slightly warm
    Channels: Liver, Kidneys, Heart
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies blood, enriches yin, generates essence, augments the marrow.
    Additional Notes: This is the charred form which stops bleeding due to Chong and Ren channel injury. If unprepared is desired please select Shou Di Huang (Raw) from the herbs list.
    The ‘Certified’ label on this herb means it has shown non-detectable levels of pesticides and heavy metals. While all our herbs are tested for safe levels of pesticides and heavy metals, the certified labelling means that the most susceptible herbs are only stocked when they show a non-detectable level. See Herb Sourcing for more details.

  • Tai Zi Shen

    Tai Zi Shen (Radix Pseudostellariae)
    Properties: sweet, slightly bitter, neutral
    Channels: Lungs, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Tonifes both qi and yin.
    Additional Notes: Needs larger dose (20-30g). Can be expensive.

  • Tian Men Dong

    Tian Men Dong (Tuber Asparagi)
    Properties: sweet, bitter, Very cold
    Channels: Kidneys, Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Nourishes yin of the Lungs and Kidneys, generates fluids, cools heat due to yin deficiency. Also stops cough.

  • Tu Si Zi (Bing)

    Tu Si Zi (Semen Cuscutae)
    Properties: acrid, sweet, neutral
    Channels: Kidneys, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies primal yang, nourishes the yin, secures the essence. Tonifies Kidneys, Liver and Spleen without being cloying.

  • Xi Yang Shen

    Xi Yang Shen (Radix Panacis qinquifolii)
    Properties: sweet, slightly bitter, cold
    Channels: Heart, Kidneys, Lungs
    Key Characteristics: Nourishes yin, tonifies qi, cools fire, generates fluids.
    Additional Notes: Expensive.

  • Xian Ling Pi

    Xian Ling Pi (Herba Epimedii)
    Properties: acrid, sweet, warm
    Channels: Kidneys, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies Kidney yang and Mingmen fire, disperses wind-dampness.

  • Xian Mao

    Xian Mao (Rhizoma Curculiginis)
    Properties: acrid, hot, toxic
    Channels: Kidneys, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Strongly warms Mingmen fire and Kidney yang, expels cold-damp. Additional Notes: Usually used together with Xian Ling Pi.

  • Xu Duan (Prepared)

    Xu Duan (Prepared) (Radix Dipsaci)
    Properties: bitter, acrid, slightly warm
    Channels: Kidneys, Liver
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies Liver and Kidneys, strengthens sinews and bones, gently invigorates blood, calms the fetus.
    Additional Notes: Preparing Xu Duan in salt directs it to the liver channels and increases its tonic properties.

  • Yi Zhi Ren (Crushed)

    Yi Zhi Ren (Fructus Alpiniae oxyphyllae)
    Properties: acrid, warm
    Channels: Kidneys, Spleen
    Key Characteristics: Tonifies Spleen and Kidney yang, secures the urine. Also stops diarrhea and controls salivation (e.g. if excessive) and eliminates a thick unpleasant taste in the mouth.

  • Yu Zhu

    Yu Zhu (Rhizoma Polygonati odorati)
    Properties: sweet, slightly cold
    Channels: Lungs, Stomach
    Key Characteristics: Nourishes yin of the Lungs and Stomach without being cloying, restores fluids injured by external pathogens without preventing the expulsion of those pathogens. Also extinguishes wind, softens tendons and moistens the sinews (e.g. yin deficiency leading to pain and spasms of the tendons). Can help with dizziness due to yin deficiency allowing internal wind.

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