Category Archives: Immunity

Reishi Mushroom (Ling Zhi)

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Reishi Mushroom
Details of Reishi Mushroom (Ling Zhi – Ganoderma)
Reishi Mushroom

Reishi mushroom is a hard woody mushroom that has a shiny finish.

Alternative Names

  • Ganoderma
  • Reishi
  • Ling Zhi
  • yeongji
  • 靈芝

Much has been written about the power, the glory, the magnificence of reishi mushroom. One classic text (Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing) says:

Long term consumption [of ling zhi] will lighten the body and prevent aging, extend one’s life, and [make one an] immortal.

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Astragalus and Siler Formula (Yu Ping Feng San)

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Astragalus root is all about immunity, but that includes skin functions too.
Details of Astragalus and Siler Formula

Astragalus root is all about immunity, but that includes skin functions too.

Notes: This formula’s name suggests that, like a screen door, good air can pass through, but insects remain outside. This formula isn’t about repelling insects exactly, but it is about forming a screen to keep out other problems carried by the wind.

It also promotes appropriate skin functions such as sweating. If you sweat inappropriately, and have more than four colds or flus per year, this is a great formula for you. Continue reading →

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Chrysanthemum Powder to be Taken with Green Tea (Ju Hua Cha Tiao San)

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The lovely "mum" is a popular and delicious cooling herb.
Details of Chrysanthemum Powder to be Taken with Green Tea

The lovely "mum" is a popular and delicious cooling herb.

Alternative Names

  • Ju Hua Cha Tiao San

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Stephania and Astragalus Combination (fang ji huang qi tang)

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Astragalus helps the body excrete fluids for swollen tissues.
Details of Stephania and Astragalus Combination
Astragalus helps the body excrete fluids for swollen tissues.

Astragalus helps the body excrete fluids for swollen tissues.

Alternative Names

  • fang ji huang qi tang
  • fang yi huang qi tang
  • Fangji and Astragalus Decoction
  • fang chi huang chi tang
  • boi ogi to

Benefits

  • helps to astringe sweat in those who sweat very easily – sometimes for no reason
  • regulates fluid metabolism in those with a tendency toward edema or obesity
  • promotes fluid circulation in the knees and intestines.
  • promotes joint health, especially in the knees
  • supports

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Lonicera and Forsythia Formula (Yin Qiao San)

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Honeysuckle flower - so pretty - but tough on infections!
Details of Lonicera and Forsythia Formula

Honeysuckle flower - so pretty - but tough on infections!

Alternative Names

  • yin qiao san
  • yin chiao san
  • gingyo san

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