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Herbal and natural remedies have been on the rise to the mainstream. However, their effectiveness has always been doubtful. Most of the reasons are due to these medicinal components are being applied with allopathic and orthodox medical lenses
(please read “Re-Search The Intrinsic Scientific Research | Part 1” for more information)
To know which herbal remedies work for us, knowing their origins and indigenous/traditional medical principles are crucial.

Indigenous and traditional science has a very intimate relationship with herbal medicine on a deeper level. Taxonomists, herbalists, healers, medicine women/men, and practitioners understand medicinal plants and other herbal materials, offer us their invaluable compounds on the tangible and measurable surface and support our wellbeing energetically, which is often overlooked by mainstream/modern western medical industry.

Each herbal medicine ingredient has its medicinal properties, actions, characteristics, temperature, and energetic patterns. For example, in mainstream herbalism and naturopathic medicine, St John’s Wort has been used as an antidepressant because of being known for raising serotonin in the body. However, in Pharmacognosy (a pharmacology division that studies natural medicinal substances and their safety on drug-food-herb interaction), St. John’s Wort can decrease drug levels by inducing P-Glycoprotein in the small intestine as well as depleting vitamin D levels in the body.

Indigenous and traditional herbal principles, herbal medicines are never “anti-” as there’s no good vs evil. Instead, it’s about rebalancing a person’s mind, body, spirit, and soul harmoniously as a supporting role.

St John’s Wort is considered a nervine with warming energy with carminative, diaphoretic, circulating, stimulating actions. These properties, actions, and characteristics help reduce the coldness (stagnation) and bring warmth as well as brightness to the person who’s been living with a stagnant mood (depression).

Furthermore, few people know that no single herbal medicine only carries one potent medicinal component. Instead, all constituents work together to bring effectiveness for the recipients. More interestingly, nature doesn’t only have one answer, which also means a lot of herbal medicine ingredients often share overlapped constituents. It also makes sense regarding availability and accessibility, depending on the geographical locations and society.

Our Emotion Rebalancing Herbal Tonics are designed for easy access and are adequate for what we need initially.
As the traditional views are different from conventional medical lenses, diagnosis labellings aren’t the same, so we do our best to add some notes on the side to show their energetics, actions, temperature, moisture, and tones based on indigenous/traditional principles that support certain western diagnostic conditions so that you can choose the drink that you require based on your constitution and scenario.

T O N I C   B A S E

Ingredients :

2 tsp Rose Petals
Actions, Energetics, and Characteristics: Opens heart, soothes emotion
Temperature: Cooling
Moisture: Moist

1 tsp Goji Berry
Actions, Energetics, and Characteristics: Adaptogenic, restorative
Temperature: Cold/Hot Balance
Moisture: Moist

350 ml Water
Actions, Energetics, and Characteristics: Yin, movement, tonifying, nourishing
Temperature: Cold and Hot interchangeable (depends on temperature, source, and processes)
Moisture: Moist

Instructions :

1. Boil the water to 80°C (or when it hits the boiling point, most electrical kettle would automatically switch off once it reaches 100°C)
2. Add Rose Petals and Goji Berry (along with tonic blend that you need from down below) into a tea pot
3. Add boiled water in the tea pot and let it steep for 10 - 15 minutes.

T O N I C   B L E N D S

(Please note that the quantity of the tonic blend should be based on individual needs and preference)

1. Anxiety

Energetics and Characteristics:
Fire, Hot, Fear Of The Unknown

Optional Ingredients:
- Infusion Base
- Cannabis Bud (Maintain homeostasis)
- Tulsi (Helps improve hippocampus function and in overall action against stress, anxiety, and depression. It also helps blood sugar and blood pressure regulation, work with the brain and endocrine system)
- Manuka Honey (Moistening and calming the fire)

2. Panic Attack

Energetics and Characteristics:
Fire, Hot, Chronic Fear Accumulation On Subconscious Level

Optional Ingredients:
- Infusion Base
- Wood Betony (Helpful for the dissociation and disconnection by bringing the worked up cerebral space back to the present moment)

3. Anger

Energetics and Characteristics:
Fire, Heat, Force, Smokes

Optional Ingredients:
- Infusion Base
- Mint (Packed with magnesium and minerals, also helps cool down the fire)
- Chamomile (Steep for at least 20 mins)
- Manuka Honey (Moistening and calming the fire)
(If Blue Vervain is available, add a little to help let go a bit of the anger)

4. Depression

Energetics and Characteristics:
‍Dry, Tension, Cold, Damp(Heaviness), Stagnant | Usually went through initial anxiety and chronic anger, stagnation, and coldness appears after burning out all the fuel and energy
Optional Ingredients:
- Infusion Base
- Red Clover (Induce Minerals and reduce stagnation)
- Heather (Grow in very acidic soil and extreme climate, it helps the person remove the heaviness and stay strong in an unpleasant scenario)
- Tulsi (Helps improve hippocampus function and in overall action against stress, anxiety, and depression. It also helps blood sugar and blood pressure regulation, work with the brain and endocrine system)
- Vanilla (Uplift the mood)
- Jiaogulan (Cooling, restorative, and works very well with people who deal with Bipolar as well)
- American Ginseng (On the top tier medical herbal range, cooling, helps rebalance qi and spirit)
- Marshmallow (Moistening)
- Rhodiola (A very drying nervine that fits people with dampness. It’s very moving and stimulating but not pungent and aromatics like ginger. Best for those who have brain fog from cold dampness and stagnation for a long time, just like how Vikings move on the sea and fog. Best to pair up with marshmallow root)

5. PTSD/C-PTSD

Energetics and Characteristics:
Dry, Heat, Fire, Dampness, Stagnation

Optional Ingredients:
- Infusion Blend
- Tulsi ( Helps improve hippocampus function and in overall action against stress, anxiety, and depression. It also helps blood sugar and blood pressure regulation, work with the brain and endocrine system)
- Ashwagandha* (Helps limit excess cortisol in the body and smoother transition from the peak to calm down. It also helps support memory and body wisdom)
- Jiaogulan (Cooling, restorative, and works very well with people who deal with Bipolar as well)
- American Ginseng** (on Top tier medical herbal range, cooling, helps rebalance qi and spirit)

*Ashwagandha is an adaptogen which means it might not be suitable for those who have excess heat/inflammation in the body.
**Asian Ginseng is different from American Ginseng.
American ginseng is a cooling herb, while Asian Ginseng is a fiery herb. Asian Ginseng and Rhodiola aren’t suitable for people who experience PTSD or C-PTSD. Rhodiola also isn’t suitable for kids nor used during pregnancy.

6. Burnout or Grief

Energetics and Characteristics:
Cold, Dampness, Stagnation, Foggy

Optional Ingredients:
- Seaweed or Seaweed Tincture (Helps to moisten and packed with minerals that thyroid needs)
- Burdock (Supports liver and gut flora as gut flora helps convert food into a helpful format of B12)

Due to chronic saddness and constant go-go-go states, our innate vital force (or known as “Jing/Essence” in TCM) is constantly drained in order to cause burnout. In this case, we not only need to look at the cause of stress but also need to reduce “check-the-box-protocol” living as it ends up causing more stress than accomplishment.
To restore essence also requires mindset, lifestyle, and nutrition changes as nutrients deplete rapidly during/post stressful events and require helping hands from the inner circle or community.

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