- Ren shen (Ginseng Root)
- Bai ji li (Caltrop Fruit)
Affects based on the TCM:
- Powerfully supplements insufficient primal primary (innate) essence and kidney qi HEN YUAN QI XU
- Tonifies qi of the spleen and lungs PI/FEI QI XU
- Tonifies insufficient yin YIN XU (tonifies body fluids JIN YE) and quenches thirst
- Calms spirit SHEN from insufficiency of spirit QI/XUE XU and increases intellect
- Eliminates stagnation of liver qi GAN QI ZHI, balances the liver GAN and decreases risen yang of the liver GAN YANG SHI, dispels wind of the liver GAN FENG, brightens the eyes and soothes itching
- The most natural tonic for modern human, living stressful and hectic lifestyle
- Stimulation of intellectual activity in intellectual workers or students (insomnia, palpitations, forgetfulness, restlessness, anxiety, depression …)
- Impotence and sterility of both men and women
- High blood pressure (hypertension), obesity, increased cholesterol
- Diabetes (Diabetes mellitus)
- Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)
- Overall strengthening of organism – not only in old age (Alzheimer´s disease, Parkinson´s disease), but also during the recovery and convalescence after diseases, after surgery
- Improving athletic performance and optimal managing physical exercise (World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) classifies ginseng as an authorized doping for athletes)
Description according to traditional Chinese medicine: Ginseng is the strongest tonic of traditional Chinese medicine. Since time immemorial ginseng (in Chinese REN SHEN) has been considered to be mystical and truly “heavenly and human”, and not only in China. Even its name says so – REN means “human” and SHEN “essence of the stars above the head”. The healing power comes from the root whose shape is reminiscent of a human body and which is made of the essence of the stars; ginseng is therefore sometimes called “human essence of the stars”. The best ginseng is ginseng growing freely out in the open, wild mountain ginseng, but its resources are virtually exhausted, so it is now grown in gardens. Its growth takes 5-7 years and the more root hair the plant has, the highest its quality. Most applications and imports in our country involve red (Korean) ginseng but it warms up the organism quite a lot – unlike white ginseng contained in this drink, which strengthens qi energy QI XU and at the same time yin YIN XU, i.e. it has a mild cooling effect. We will therefore describe only white ginseng here. Old classic Chinese texts describe its effects as follows: It manages the replenishment of five storage areas (heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, spleen), calms down the essential spirit SHEN, stabilized the souls HUN and PO, eliminates residual harmful qi energy XIE QI, clarifies vision, stops palpitations, opens the heart (mind) and support the intellect. Its long-lasting use makes the body light and prolongs the years of life. Whoever comes to understand this can later not make the dead out of the living…
As an explanation and to understand the language of traditional Chinese medicine it is necessary to add, with respect to the above text of old masters, that according to TCM there are 5 main organs (or elements – heart XIN, kidneys SHEN, liver GAN, lungs FEI and spleen PI), but when they talk about the flowing vital qi energy QI, they are all a single organ, and if the true qi energy ZONG QI multiplies, all five organs (elements) are properly strengthened and topped up! And this makes ginseng so unique and exceptional – it tops up the deficient inborn essential qi energy YUAN QI which we have or have not received from our ancestors. As regards its other effects (calming down the spirit, stopping palpitations, opening the mind and supporting the intellect), they all occur because the heart XIN keep the emotional soul SHEN, the liver GAN keeps the creative soul HUN, the lungs FEI keep the physical soul PO, the kidneys SHEN keep essence and will ZHI and the spleen PI keeps deliberation YI. If the heart and the kidneys are empty, the essential spirit SHEN is restless, if the liver and the lungs are empty, the souls HUN and PO are not stable, if the heart is empty, palpitations occur, but if the heart and spleen qi energy is powerful, the openings of the heart are passable and the individual can think and their learnings are deep. The harmful qi energy XIE QI may persist for a long time because the proper (healthy) qi energy ZONG QI is weak and cannot eliminate it. As soon as it is strengthened and topped up, however, the harmful qi energy XIE QI naturally cannot reside there any more. It is as if a noble person shines with their shine (i.e. positive charisma and esprit…), while a small (meaning ”bad”) person retreats by nature.
According to TCM, health and disease is the outcome of an endless and constant struggle between good (healthy) energy ZONG QI and harmful energy XIE QI. If our proper energy is weakened, even the smallest harmful substance is easily deposited in us, persists there and it is not easy to get rid of it (in our modern language – weakened immunity results in frequent and recurring diseases). And as old Chinese master say, only the true (white) ginseng can strengthen our defensive energy and at the same time eliminate the persisting harmful substance!
Notice: Since it is a 100% natural product from natural harvest (no genetically cloned or modified cereals, chemically treated, indifferently identical in terms of taste and colour…), it is necessary to bear in mind that each batch may have a slightly different colour and taste but it is not a problem and has no effect on the declared effects of the drink!
Packaging: 100g of herbal powdered product (100% natural, without any synthetic or binding agents).
Dosage: The recommended daily dose is 2 grams, i.e. 2 measuring cups once a day, preferably in the morning. Children under 12 years use a half dose. The powder is poured and mixed with approx. 200ml of hot water. You can then drink it as a warm tea. This drink is tasty, delicious and rejuvenating. Children under 12 years of age should use half a dose. To accelerate the effect of ginseng, the dosage can be increased and the drink consumed more often, namely 2-3 times a day.
Preparation: Pour the concentrated powder into approx. 2 dcl of hot water and drink it warm.
Notice: The specific weight of this drink (1 kg of feathers it not 1 kg of iron by volume) fluctuates. The box sometimes seems to be half full (approx. 80 scoops), at another time entirely full (110 spoons), but it always contains exactly 100 g!
- Ren shen (Ginseng Root)
- Bai ji li (Caltrop Fruit)
Each batch of our herbal products is tested in the accredited Phytax laboratory for medicines in Schlieren (Switzerland). This testing identifies herbs, but also heavy metals (mercury, cadmium, lead, arsenic, and copper), bacteria (E. coli, salmonella, total number of bacteria), mould, yeasts and aflatoxins. TCM Herbs is the only supplier in Europe that tests each batch of herbs for all its herbal tablets. Among other things, the herbal products are tested for 511 types of pesticides (4 groups). This is because pesticides have become a worldwide problem, especially in products from the so-called third world. Customers buy herbal products in the belief that they are completely natural, but often these products are “contaminated” with other undesirable “chemicals”.
The herbal tablets and beverages from our company (TCM Herbs) are the only ones in Europe to have been additionally tested. Among others, our products are tested for 511 pesticides — and this number is continuously increasing due to the use of new pesticides. Pesticides are now becoming a global problem! Such a range of checks on pesticides cannot even be detected in laboratories in Europe. Neither is anyone testing it, because unfortunately European legislation does not require these examinations. This comprehensive testing of each batch, and each herb beyond the normal examinations does require considerable financial costs, but the quality of herbs and safety of our products is our absolute priority.
Laboratories are different
A certified laboratory for food supplements is obliged to examine the presence of heavy metals, fungi, and bacteria. However it only determines a smaller range of pesticides and its requirements for their quality content in herbs are lower.
On the other hand, a certified laboratory for medicines also identifies individual herbs and, in particular, tests the entire range of pesticides (at least 500 types) and has higher requirements for the quality in herbs. In the EU, there are only a few laboratories like that and the prices for their services are rightly high. Today, it is therefore very important to know which laboratory tests the dietary supplement and what the tests are focused on; if each batch and each herb are tested, or just a random sample, for how many pesticides, how many added ingredients and how many additional binding agents the product contains, etc. – otherwise consumers could be easily deceived and disappointed (you can find more details at Safety and Quality of TCM Herbs Products).
All our herbal products are tested in a certified laboratory for medicines.
The above information implies that herbal tablets and drinks of TCM Herbs are, in terms of quantity (concentration of herbs in the mixture is 5 times higher, i.e. 1 g of a herbal tablet equals 5 g of raw herbs) and quality (unprecedented testing of each batch), among the best products we can imagine and enjoy in terms of today’s natural medicines.