gouqi

Yumm!! Immune Supporting, Nourishing Herbals to add to your Bone Broth Soups

This is a small sampling of herbs you can add to your stock pot when you prepare bones for a bone broth.  Bone broth soups are very nourishing and health for the body.  I have prepared individual use pouches of these herbs to make it easy for adding to your soup pot.

It is always a good idea to contact a Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner before venturing out to purchase your herbs.  Even though these herbs are considered “healthy foods” for some people, and their conditions,  they may not be appropriate.

These herbals are only meant to enhance health and for prevention and are not for treating any active conditions.

 

For ideas on how to make your own bone broth, refer to this post.  http://www.doreenhill.com/bone-broth-recipe/

 

gouqiGou Qi Zi Berries – Fructus Lycii

For various substance and blood deficiency syndromes.

It is a key herb of tonifying blood and substance.  For nourishing, because it can nourish kidney energy.  Can be used for soreness of lumbar, spermatorrhea, seminal emission, spontaneous sweating, night sweat, deafness, blurred vision (due to deficiency of kidney energy).

For insomnia, dream-disturbed sleep, and sallow complexion and for blurred vision due to liver and kidney deficiency.

It can tonify liver and kidney, and is skilled in improving vision. It is a commonly used herb for blurred vision and short sight and “floaters” in the vision due to liver and kidney deficiency.

 

snow-fungusSnow Fugus – Tremella Fuciformis

Increases body fluids.  Can be used for dry cough. It’s a herbal tonic for skin as it  improves the complexion and also fights infection.  It has an anti tumor effect and lowers LDL and increases collagen.

 

astragalus

Huang Qi – Astragalus

Tonify digestion (spleen and stomach). Raises energy (QI) as in prolapses and tonifys lung function.

Tonifies blood in anemia, reduces edema and has a cardio-vascular effect.

 

yu-zhu

Yu Zhu – Polygonatum Odorati

Moisturizes lung, stomach, and can be used for dryness. Good for irritability reduces night sweating, hunger and constipation.

 

 

bai-shao  Bai Shao – Paeoniae Lactiflorae

Tonifies and nourishes  blood, also can regulates menstrual cycle.

 

 

downloadZiziphus Jujubes – Red Dates

High in magnesium, copper, niacin, manganese, phosphorus, iron, tonifies blood, 20 times more Vitamin C as in other fruits, lowers blood pressure, treats liver disharmony and constipation.

 

 

black-fungusHei Mu Er – Black Fungus

Wood (Jew’s) ear is a VERY important food for us that should be incorporated into everyone’s diet. It is especially beneficial for blood, as it can nourish, activate, and clean the blood all at once.   It deeply nourishes the deepest fluids of the body, counteracts high cholesterol, increases body fluids, and adds moisture to the lung.

Contains vitamin K, which helps prevent blood coagulation, thrombosis, and embolism. Regular consumption can help prevent atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease. It’s rich in iron, as well as cellulose and a special plant collagen. Cellulose and collagen together can promote intestinal fat/food excretion, prevent constipation, and help the body to remove toxic substances.

 

Feel free to contact me regarding the purchase of these raw herbs.   Contact me here

 

Treating the Root of Health Issues

“Whenever we treat a disease, we must approach it at the root.”

In acupuncture and Chinese medicine, meridians are a set of pathways in the body along which vital energy flows. There are twelve such pathways that are associated with specific body organs. Doreen highlights four of these important meridians and their associated organs:

·       Kidney

The kidney is the root of life with functions that are closely related to every aspect of our development from birth to death. The kidney meridian travels the inside of the ankles and, therefore, massaging the area around the ankles can strengthen and circulate energy in the kidney/adrenal system to improve overall health

·       Liver

The liver opens into the eyes, which is why the eyes are often used as a diagnostic tool for determining the health of the liver. If liver blood is abundant, we will see clearly. If it is deficient, there could be eye problems such as blurred vision, dry eyes, and floaters

·       Heart

The heart is considered the ruler of other organs in Chinese medicine. It is deeply involved with the mental and emotional processes. The heart is considered the residence of the mind and, as such, is the organ most often involved in insomnia, depression, anxiety, and memory

·       Lungs

In Chinese medicine, the lungs are associated with boundary, breath, and renewal. Abundant lung energy manifests as strong physical vitality. Conversely, weak lung energy shows up in low vitality and a poor immune system resulting in shallow breathing and skin that appears to be unhealthy. Emotionally, there is likely to be constraint and sadness.

Regular acupuncture treatments can regulate the function of the meridians and all body systems to bring about the return of overall balance and help restore physical and emotional health.”

– To see more articles about acupuncture and Doreen Hill, please go to:

http://www.newwestrecord.ca/standout/chinese-meridians-the-pathways-to-overall-health-1.2296158#sthash.ME1hOgbt.dpuf