- Dong chong xia cao (Cordyceps)
Affects based on the TCM:
- Tonifies insufficient essence of the kidneys SHEN JING XU
- Tonifies insufficient yang of the kidneys SHEN YANG XU and yin of the lungs FEI YIN XU
- Disperses excessive phlegm TAN and stops bleeding
- Tonifies insufficient surface defensive energy WEI QI XU
- Allergic diseases (allergic rhinitis, asthma etc.)
- Reduced immunity with frequent infections or inflammations
- Autoimmune diseases
- Neoplastic diseases, conditions after chemotherapy and radiotherapy
Description according to traditional Chinese medicine: This is a modification of the original traditional Chinese herbal mixture DONG CHONG XIA CAO WAN, adjusted to meet today’s needs. Traditional Chinese medicine does not habitually use a single product to concoct herbal mixtures because it follows the principle that “one herb does not bring the spring.” Cordyceps sinensis (caterpillar fungus) is, however, a real gem, one of the jewels of the Chinese pharmacopoeia, and traditional Chinese medicine is happy to make an exception here. In fact, Cordyceps is composed of fungus (representative of the plant kingdom) and a larva (representative of the animal kingdom), i.e. translated into today’s language: 2 in 1. It can therefore efficiently strengthen YANG as well as YIN, and in particular the kidney essence JING, which is the most important part of our organism, responsible for the condition of the body, the soul and the mind. The kidney essence JING is, figuratively speaking, wax on the candle of our life which slowly but inexorably decreases and depletes. There are not too many products in traditional Chinese medicine that would top up and multiply the kidney essence JING without actually weakening other organs. Cordyceps offers these properties and thanks to its extraordinary characteristics regenerates our organism, exhausted either by diseases and medicines or by physical or mental work (recharges the batteries). It is good also for healthy people to maintain their health not only in terms of quantity (life expectancy), but in particular its quality. Many of today’s “modern” diseases, such as conditions with impaired immunity (frequent and recurring infections, asthma) or conversely elevated immunity (all allergic diseases, eczema, autoimmune diseases, cancers) are, according to traditional Chinese medicine, caused by a lack of inborn kidney essence JING and YANG (i.e. coldness in the lower burner), which slowly results in deficient YIN in the lungs (pseudo-heats in the upper burner), causing the well-known infections, inflammations, allergies and eczema. This “coldness down and heat up” is manifested e.g. as a feeling of cold feet and pink cheeks. Antibiotics, chemotherapeutics and synthetic corticosteroids “cool down” the heat in the lungs (in the upper burner), thus suppressing the inflammation, but at the same time “cool down” the already dwindling kidney essence JING (in the lower burner), putting wet wood on an almost extinguished fire and thus opening the door to the infamous vicious circle… No chemical medicine provides black-and-white effects – it is either black, or white, but Cordyceps actually offers these ideal, harmonizing, “black-and-white” properties, so needed for our organism.
In China, Cordyceps is used even where Western medicine deploys medicines of the biggest calibre, such as hormonal corticoids. These synthetic corticoids, as we know, have a number of negative side effects and do not treat the cause (only suppress the symptoms), and they are used against a number of conditions. Cordyceps also has effects similar to those of corticoids, but without any such side effects on the health of people, so it becomes a truly unique herbal product. Another huge advantage of Cordyceps is that it can be used in the long term, without any difference in sex and age and without any observed side effects.
Packaging: 30g of herbal powdered product (100% natural, without any synthetic or binding agents).
Dosage: 1 measuring cup 2 times daily (preferably in the morning and at noon, because for night it is then a plethora of unneeded energy), children from 3 to 8 years of age take 1 measuring cup daily (the levelled measuring cup is about 1.5 g).
- Dong chong xia cao (Cordyceps)
Each batch of herbs of our products is tested in the accredited laboratory for medicines Phytax in Schlieren, Switzerland, to identify 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 to test each batch of herbs for all herbal tablets. Among other things, they are tested for 511 types of pesticides (4 groups) because today 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 totally natural, but often these products are “contaminated” with other undesirable “chemicals”.
Each laboratory is different
A laboratory for dietary supplements is only obliged to verify the presence of heavy metals, mould and bacteria – but does not determine the content of pesticides. 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 more). There are only a few laboratories of this type in the EU and the price is fair but high. Today, it is therefore very important to know which laboratory tests the dietary supplement, what the tests focus on, if each batch and each herb or just a sample are tested, how many pesticides, how many additives and how many additional binding agents the product contains, etc. Otherwise consumers could be easily deceived and disappointed (for details read Safety and quality of TCM Herbs products)
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.