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What are tonic herbs?

Tonics are remedies that are well-tolerated, do not force the body to change and have a slow, nourishing and normalizing effect on body systems, imparting strength and tone. In western herbal medicine, these medicines were called "alternatives," or even "tonics." The most famous example in this category is ginseng.

The tonic herbs are the elite herbs of the Chinese herbal system, the most fully developed herbal system in the world. The Chinese tonic herbs have always held a very special place in Asian culture. These very special natural substances have been associated with the highest qualities of living, and thus are associated with the ideals of long life, slow aging, glowing health, happiness, wisdom, physical vitality, adaptability, sexual vigor and response, mental acuity and clear intuition, love and compassion, and harmonious relations with nature and with one's fellow human beings. The tonic herbs are not harsh and are not specifically medicinal in the conventional sense. Tonic herbs help to regulate our myriad functions so that we can re-establish and maintain our balance, our adaptability, our vigor and our youthfulness. By achieving these goals, one can be said to have attained true "radiant health."

There are five categories of Chinese tonic herbs

Qi Tonics

Blood Tonics

Yin Tonics

Yang Tonics

Shen Tonics

Why choose tonic herbs?

Tonics herbs are the highest and most sought-after herbal remedies in many traditional systems of healing, such as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Ayurveda. These herbs nourish specific cells, tissues, organs, and the whole individual, and are often used for long periods of time. These remedies help focus and call forth the biogenetic potential or vitality of the individual for use such as supporting the immune system, nerve function or hormonal system.

Tonics are very gentle and slow stimulants, and they provide nutrients that the body can use, such as vitamins, minerals, and many other constituents like plant pigments, such as anthocyanins or flavonoids. Large quantities can be given without harm of over stressing cells, tissues, organs or body systems.

Most importantly, the therapeutic and toxic doses are very far apart--giving a large margin of safety. For this reason, these herbs are called "superior" herbs in TCM.

What is Qi tonic herbs?

Qi tonics increase physiological energy production. They enhance the absorption of nutrients in the gastrointestinal system to yield energy and blood. Qi tonics that do this are said to influence the spleen. They also nurture the lungs in the body’ s energy system. Qi is said to circulate throughout the body via the meridian system, providing the organs and tissues with the vitality required to live and function.

What is Blood tonic herbs?

Blood tonics nourish the blood and help the body to utilize nutrients so as to function optimally. Blood nourishes all the tissues of the body and provides the key means of distribution of nutrients, hormone, and immune cells throughout the body. Blood tonics are generally believed to benefit the quality and beauty of the skin. In it said that men are governed by qi and women are governed by blood.

What is Yin tonic herbs?

Yin tonics nourish the fluids of the body. Yin is defined as the accumulation and storage of energy. Yin energy is generally condensed and stored in all of the tissues of the body, in the major body organs, and most particularly in the organs associated with the kidneys known as the yin jing. The kidneys actually encompass the structures and functions of the reproductive system, the brain, the adrenal glands, the ears, the hair on the head, the skeleton, the teeth, and the bone marrow. The yin tonics are considered to be the most important longevity herbs.

What is the main difference between Chinese tonic herbs and prescription drugs?

The main difference is the way they work on the body. Prescription drugs can be great for emergency and acute situations. They work by suppressing the chemistry of your cells. They interfere with the body’s chemistry to cause a certain action to happen. The downside is that suppressed organs can become seriously damaged or diseased. In fact, the AMA states that there are over 250,000 deaths every year caused by prescription drugs.

Tonic herbs enhance and strengthen the body so poor health and disease cannot develop. The tonic herbs’ function is to build a state of “radiant health - health beyond danger.” The tonic herbs do not suppress the body like prescription medication does. Instead, the herbs regulate body function. And, best of all, they do not cause death. It’s really in our best interest to investigate less harmful ways to cure our ailments. Did you know that in Germany, doctors are required by law to prescribe a natural remedy before prescribing synthetic drugs? They have found that many people are improved or cured by the natural remedies.

What does Adaptogenic mean?

Tonic herbs are also called adaptogens, which means they have the unique ability to help your body adapt to stress by always restoring "homeostasis" or balance, to your body’s systems. To be classified as an adaptogenic, these herbs must demonstrate three things:

1.They must have an overall normalizing while creating no adverse conditions.

2.They must cause only minimal disruption to normal physiological functioning,

3.There must be a non-specific enhancement of the body’s ability to resist a stressor.

For example, an adaptogen will help balance both low and high blood pressure, because it always seeks so create homeostasis (balance) in the body.

Why use a formula instead of a single herb? 

Throughout the centuries, certain combinations of herbs have been found to have actions that are greater than the actions of the individual herbs when used alone. They act in synergy and enhance the beneficial qualities of each other.

Are your Tonic Herbs Organic?

the “organic” system has not been implemented extensively in China or other Asian countries yet for herbs. by that does not mean that the herbs are not grown by organic methods, however. In fact, all of our herbs are grown by methods that would make them certifiable. All of our herbs are grown in pristine regions without the use of chemicals, chemical fertilizers, or any form of genetic engineering. Water sources are natural and clean as a result of the mountain sources. Also, many of our herbs are wild crafted, and this is a type of growing that cannot be easily classified as “organic.” These herbs are grown from seed thrown into a natural environment (a mountain forest or a desert, for example) and allowed to grow naturally without human interference. Wild herbs cannot be termed “organic” because they are not cultivated. But they are often better than the cultivated varieties.

What is the difference between concentrated powder and herb powder?

They are not the same. In other herbal powders, the process involves milling and grinding raw herbs that have not been decocted. The herbs are simply rinsed, then ground directly into a powder, with no cooking. Then there is the question of special attention to pesticide residues, heavy metals, microorganisms and other issues through careful sampling and testing. Technologies mastered a series of methods to develop concentrates of herbal medicine, through techniques involving the decoction of raw materials, extraction, concentration, drying, grinding, inspection, quality control standards, in addition to norms such as GMP. Thus Technologies is able to offer a Chinese herbal medicine product of modern medical technology that is both reliable and effective.

Why do different batches from the same herbal powder have a slight difference in color?

The raw material will be collected for different seasons or different origins to produce different shades of color, but the raw edge of the base the same, so the same herbal powder in different batches sometimes small differences in color shades different, are normal phenomenon, please rest assured Natural herbal powders unless stained modulation, in order to control the color of each batch of drugs identical.

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