Chinese tonic herbalism is the most sophisticated and effective herbal system in the world. It differs from other herbal systems in that it emphasizes the promotion of health rather than the elimination of disease. In this sense, tonic herbalism is extremely similar to qigong. Though qigong offers a wide variety of remedial exercises and techniques, quite clearly the emphasis is on developing superior health and spiritual power by performing exercises that harmonize the body, mind and spirit, that develop the Three Treasures, Jing (essence), Qi (energy) and Shen (spirit), that integrate the organs, and help us harmonize with the environment and the universe. To achieve health, these treasures are balanced by bringing yin (deficient) or yang (excessive) qualities into equalibrium by using herbs, diet, meditation, exercise, lifestyle changes, yoga, alternative therapies, massage,acupuncture, etc.
1 oz motherwort, 2 oz linden flower, 1 oz chamomile flower, 4 oz skullcap herb, 3 oz borage flowers, stems, and leaves, 2 oz marshmallow root, 2 oz hibiscus flower, 1 oz licorice root. Combine 1oz- 2oz of the mixture with 4 cups of boiling water in a teapot or container with a well-fitting lid (depends on the potency you desire). Let stand for fifteen minutes; then strain the tea and store it in a closed container. Allow to cool and store in the fridge. The best way is to seal in a quart or half gallon glass jar and place under the sun for 2 days rotation. If you have anxiety or are in a little “funk” or not “on point” or are having daytime hot flashes, drink 1 cup as often as needed 2-4 times a day or it can be sipped all day. You will notice a sense of easy and will not vibrate to the source when finished getting the nutritional value needed.