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An empirical herbal blend is herbal first aid for any type of internal or external injuries from bruises to broken bones or physical trauma due to surgery.  Appropriate for any trauma to the muscles, tendons, ligaments, or bones.*

Non GMO | Gluten Free | No sugar, corn or dairy  | No artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, chemical binders or wax 

100% Pure natural herbs, blended, made, and packaged in the USA

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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This proven experienced formula shown to: 
  • Speeds up healing and recovery time
  • Decreases pain, swelling, and inflammation 
  • Increases blood flow and circulation
  • Strengthens the bones
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

For adults, take 5 - 10 pills with warm water once or twice daily if needed. For children, age 5 to teens take 1 - 5 pills with warm water. If taking other medications or supplements, allow at least 2 hours before or after using this product.

Different individuals may experience different symptoms, including:

  • Pain from trauma: bone fractures, stretched tendons/ligaments, sprains, strains
  • External or internal bruisings, internal bleeding, 
  • Swelling and inflammation
  • Pain from recent or old Injury from surgery or car accident 
  • Bone or joint may have a grating sensation
  • Neck strain, shoulder and back pain, tennis elbow

Clean the affected area daily if you have any wounds. Do light exercises and stretches daily to decrease the risk of bone weakening. It is important for people of all ages to stay physically active. Stay away from sour, salty, and spicy foods. No smoking, alcohol, coffee, and cold beverages.

Serving Size 10 pills
Serving Per Container 30
Amount Per Serving 3000mg
Herbal Blend:
Notoginseng Root
Carthamus
Ginseng
Angelica Root
Moutan
Peony Root
Other ingredients: Pure honey to aid digestion and absorption

Do not take this herbal formula if you are pregnant, nursing or with high blood pressure. Keep out of reach of children. Use only as directed. If any signs of discomfort or irritation occur, discontinue use and consult your physician. 

Please note that a TCM formula is prescribed based on a diagnosed pattern and multiple formulas are usually prescribed to treat the whole person. Please consult a professional TCM practitioner, they will be best able to guide you.

Ingredients

Ingredients

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Notoginseng root

Notoginseng promotes blood circulation and breaks up stagnation, aiding in healing, can help stop bleeding, effectively controlling bleeding internally or externally and reducing complications.

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Carthamus

Carthamus improves blood flow, reduces stagnation, and alleviates pain, swelling, and bruising caused by blood stasis.

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Ginseng

Ginseng strengthens digestion, enhances nutrient absorption, improves microcirculation, delivering oxygen and nutrients to tissues for better cardiovascular health, and boosts respiratory health.

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Moutan

Moutan improves blood flow, reducing pain, swelling, and bruising, especially beneficial for injury support.

honey is the only binding agent
no artificial fillers or ingredients
herbs harvested at the height of potency

100% Natural

Our herbal supplements are made with natural honey as the binder. Honey can support the lungs, intestine, spleen, and stomach; It works as a natural preservative with antibacterial and healing properties. Unlike other herbal supplement companies that use starch, magnesium, and other chemical substances as binders for their supplements, we only use 100% honey. We also avoid using vegetable capsules because they require chemical components to form the capsule shape.

Peak Harvest Herbs

The herbs in our herbal pill blends are harvested at the height of their potency and they are substantially more expensive than less potent herbs that were harvested in the pre-or post-season, but in our view, there is no substitute for premium quality.

5 Generations

Over five generations we have collected, tested and refined Chinese herbal formulas that themselves draw from 3000 years of experience of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  Traditional Chinese Medicine is a profound pathway to create the life you were born to live. It's a timeless bridge that can initiate and support change and growth in any and every life dimension: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. 

TCM history

Message From Ann

“Good Health is crucial for our overall well-being. It encompasses physical, mental, and emotional aspects, and it's important to prioritize taking care of ourselves to lead a fulfilling life. Emphasizing prevention over cure is paramount for maintaining this balance. Without health, life can become incredibly challenging. It affects our ability to pursue our goals, enjoy our relationships, and experience daily life to the fullest. Good health forms the foundation for everything else we want to achieve and experience.” - Ann Tam

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Here's my story.

If you feel skeptical or unsure of Chinese herbal remedies, I could hardly blame you. I wasn't a believer either until my daughter grew very sick and my father (the 4th generation herbalist) helped her get better with herbs.

I was born into a family of herbalists. My father, my grandfather, my great-grandfather, great-great grandfather were all herbalists. I represent the 5th generation in this long lineage dating back to Imperial China.

When I was three or four years old, I started to learn herbal songs and how to identify herbs. As I got older, I was taught how to process the herbs while working in my dad’s clinic in Vietnam. After we immigrated to the United States, my dad asked me if I wanted to pursue a career in TCM as an herbalist or acupuncturist. I said, “No, just leave me alone, Dad. I will find something I enjoy doing for work.” So, he left me alone to find my own way.

I wanted nothing to do with herbal medicine until I gave birth to my second daughter, Catherine, who was born with severe gastric reflux. When Catherine was 10 days old, I had to take her to the ER for IV injections into her little hand because she couldn’t keep milk down. Besides vomiting, she also was having diarrhea. Catherine was losing nutrition from both ends, so her tiny body was shrinking. At that time my dad warned me, “She needs to be treated with herbal medicine, otherwise she will have seizures later on.” I didn’t fully understand what my dad was talking about, so I ignored him.

My daughter got so ill that she could only take half an ounce of milk per hour. Before feeding her, I would use a syringe and shoot Zantac into her mouth to lessen the vomiting. As time passed, she needed milk more often, and consequently more Zantac. By the time Catherine was 8 months old, she needed to be fed and medicated 11 times a day.

I could hardly sleep, eat, shower or rest. Even at night, I had to drape my daughter over my shoulder for her to sleep. If I put Catherine down, she would vomit. I barely had time to squeeze in a 5-minute shower once or twice a week for myself. I was exhausted, but what could I do? I had to care for my daughter and do my best to survive each day with the hope that she would get better or at the very least her condition would not worsen.

Catherine had to wear a turtleneck with two sweaters along with a baby cap and scarf to be outside during the heat of summer, even when temperatures were 100 plus degrees. If I didn’t cover her up, she would have a runny nose, cough, and non stop vomiting. How will she be able to go to school or anywhere with air conditioning?

One day we went to a Vietnamese pho restaurant. After I set Catherine down into the high-chair, I turned around and adjusted my chair. Then I heard a woman’s shout, “Look at her!” I looked in the direction she pointed. It was Catherine…her eyes rolled up and her entire body stiff and shaking with fluid coming out of her mouth. Someone said, “Squeeze some lemon into her mouth.” I did it without hesitating and Catherine’s body relaxed.

We rushed her to the ER. For 3 days she was in the NICU where they monitored her brain. The doctors told me I was lucky because my daughter’s seizure didn’t last for more than 3 minutes which would have damaged her brain. After that I always carried a piece of lemon because I had no idea when my baby girl might have another seizure.

The seizures started to come weekly, so the doctor prescribed anti-seizure medication. Catherine wasn’t even 1 year of age, and already she was taking Zantac 11 times plus anti-seizure medicine 3 times a day. It was nearly impossible to administer the anti-seizure medicine because whenever I took out the syringe, she would cry and start vomiting.

I took Catherine to see a specialist at CHOC. I asked, “Doctor, have you ever seen any infant with this condition get well?” The doctor replied, “It depends. Some will grow out of it, but some don’t. If they don’t, then they will have to take medication for the rest of their life.”

“What do you mean by grow out of it?” The doctor explained that Catherine might get better by herself as she got older.

My mind was racing. “All this time the prescribed medication has not been treating her stomach?” The doctor said, “No, it only helps to guide the food down, so she won’t vomit it back up. That’s why you have to give it to her before the feeding.”

“Well, what if she doesn’t grow out of it?” In that case, Catherine will be dependent upon medication for the rest of her life. The doctor further informed me that she too was born with gastro reflux and is still taking medicine for the condition.

Her statement was like lightning in my brain. If the doctor can’t even treat herself for gastro reflux, how can she help my daughter? Seeing the futility of my path, I turned to my dad for help.

My dad advised me to stop all western drugs and to give her an herbal prescription 3 times a day. Administering medicine 3 times instead of 14 times a day to Catherine was a godsend to me. Even though it sounded too good to be true, I figured that I could still give Zantac to Catherine if she didn’t get better or continued to vomit.

After one month of herbs 3 times a day, Catherine vomited less and less. To test Catherine, I let her cry to see if she would vomit. She didn’t, so I knew she was getting better. After another month of herbal medicine, Catherine was able to wear less clothing without getting a runny nose, coughing, or vomiting. After 3 months of herbal formulas, she stopped having episodes of gastro reflux and seizure. Catherine will enjoy a normal, healthy life.

Because of Catherine’s dramatic recovery, I was sold on Chinese medicine and asked my dad to treat me. I fainted very easily, especially during the winter. After a few months of herbal formulas, I have never fainted again.

I started to have time to think and tried to understand why a piece of lemon helps to relax the muscles and stop a seizure. Lemon is a common citrus, yet it has magical powers that we don’t understand and underestimate. I wanted to learn more and find answers, so I decided to go to China which has a long history of herbal medicine. I went to TCM schools in China and Hong Kong and worked in the TCM hospitals to learn from the best herbal doctors in the world.

When I was there, I knew one day I would want to become an herbalist, but how can I get a steady supply of high-quality herbs. My dad and I backpacked across China and visited many farmlands. We interviewed farmers to grow herbs for us. Our products are used with the highest quality herbs that have been harvested at the height of their potency. They are substantially more expensive than less potent herbs that were harvested in the pre- or post-season.

After I came back to the United State, I worked with my dad and learned from his experiences and studied the formulas that our ancestors passed down. What I have been through helped me to understand the importance of health. Without health, don’t even talk about career, beauty, education, freedom, etc. I now have worked with many families who have suffered as I have. Their endearing appreciation drives me to work harder.

Our namesake "Silkie" is a Chinese breed of chicken that is well known for its calm and friendly temperament. They are gentle and caring and make wonderful mothers. A Silkie loves nothing more than brooding a cluster of eggs, whether they are hers or not, even if they are "duck eggs". We share the same outlook and care for our clients the same way we care for our own family.

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Understanding Injury Support/Musculoskeletal Injuries: A Comprehensive Guide


Musculoskeletal injuries cover a broad spectrum of conditions affecting muscles, bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and connective tissues. These injuries stem from factors like trauma, overuse, accidents, and underlying medical issues. Aging increases susceptibility due to weaker bones and a higher risk of falls. Healthy bones are resilient but weakened bones heighten injury risk. Stress fractures are prevalent among athletes from repetitive impact training. Bruises and fractures, common injuries from trauma or accidents, differ in nature and severity despite both involving bodily damage.

Types of Musculoskeletal Injuries


  • Fractures: Fractures involve a break or crack in a bone due to trauma or excessive force. They can vary in severity, from hairline fractures to compound fractures where the bone breaks through the skin.
  • Dislocations: Dislocations occur when the bones in a joint are forced out of their normal alignment. This can result in significant pain, swelling, and instability in the affected joint.
  • Sprains: Sprains involve stretching or tearing of ligaments, which are tough bands of tissue that connect bones to each other at joints. Common sites for sprains include the ankles, knees, and wrists.

Types of Musculoskeletal Injuries


  • Strains: Strains occur when muscles or tendons are stretched or torn, often due to sudden or excessive force. These injuries can cause pain, swelling, and limited range of motion.
  • Tendonitis: Tendonitis is inflammation of a tendon, which can result from overuse, repetitive motions, or injury. It commonly affects tendons in the shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, and ankles.
  • Bursitis: Bursitis is inflammation of the bursae, small fluid-filled sacs that cushion and lubricate joints. It can cause pain, swelling, and tenderness, especially in areas subject to repetitive motion or pressure.

Types of Musculoskeletal Injuries


  • Rotator Cuff Injuries: The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that stabilize the shoulder joint. Injuries to the rotator cuff can range from strains and tears to tendonitis and impingement syndrome.
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition characterized by compression of the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel in the wrist. It can cause pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness in the hand and fingers.
  • Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease characterized by the breakdown of cartilage in the joints. It commonly affects weight-bearing joints such as the knees, hips, and spine, causing pain, stiffness, and reduced range of motion.

Types of Musculoskeletal Injuries


  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes chronic inflammation of the joints, leading to pain, swelling, and deformity. It can affect multiple joints throughout the body and may also cause systemic symptoms such as fatigue and fever.
  • Back Pain: Back pain can result from various causes, including muscle strains, ligament sprains, herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and degenerative disc disease. It can range from mild discomfort to severe, debilitating pain. 
  • Tendinopathy: Tendinopathy encompasses a range of tendon disorders, including tendinitis (inflammation), tendinosis (degeneration), and tendon tears. It commonly affects tendons in the shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, and ankles.

Western Medicine Perspective on Musculoskeletal Injuries


Musculoskeletal injuries encompass a wide range of conditions affecting the muscles, bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and other connective tissues in the body. These injuries can result from trauma, overuse, repetitive stress, accidents, or underlying medical conditions. Here's an overview of how Western medicine views and manages musculoskeletal injuries:

Diagnosis


Diagnosis of musculoskeletal injuries typically involves a combination of clinical evaluation, imaging studies (such as X-rays, CT scans, MRI scans), and sometimes laboratory tests (such as blood tests or joint fluid analysis). These diagnostic tools help healthcare professionals assess the extent and severity of the injury and formulate an appropriate treatment plan.

Treatment


The treatment approach for musculoskeletal injuries depends on the specific type and severity of the injury. Common treatment modalities may include: 

  • Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation (R.I.C.E.): This method is often used in the acute phase of injury to reduce pain, inflammation, and swelling.
  • Medications: Over-the-counter or prescription pain relievers, anti-inflammatories, and muscle relaxants may be prescribed to alleviate pain and promote healing.
  • Physical Therapy: Rehabilitation exercises, stretching, strengthening, and manual therapy techniques may be recommended to improve mobility, flexibility, and strength, and to facilitate recovery.
  • Immobilization: Splints, braces, casts, or orthotic devices may be used to immobilize and stabilize the injured area, particularly in cases of fractures or severe sprains.
  • Surgery: Surgical intervention may be necessary for certain musculoskeletal injuries, such as fractures that require internal fixation, ligament or tendon repair, or joint replacement.

Rehabilitation


Rehabilitation plays a crucial role in the recovery process for musculoskeletal injuries. Physical therapists work with patients to design individualized rehabilitation programs aimed at restoring function, improving mobility and strength, reducing pain, and preventing recurrent injuries. Rehabilitation may involve a combination of exercises, manual therapy, modalities (such as heat, ultrasound, or electrical stimulation), and education on injury prevention and self-management strategies.

Prevention


Preventive measures are essential for reducing the risk of musculoskeletal injuries. These may include:

  • Proper warm-up and stretching before physical activity.
  • Using appropriate protective gear and equipment.
  • Practicing proper body mechanics and lifting techniques.
  • Avoiding overuse or repetitive stress on muscles and joints.
  • Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise, a balanced diet, adequate hydration, and sufficient rest and recovery.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Perspective on Musculoskeletal Injuries


In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), musculoskeletal injuries are viewed through the lens of an imbalance in the body's Qi (vital energy), Blood, and other essential substances. These injuries can result from external factors such as trauma, overuse, or improper movement, as well as internal factors such as deficiencies or stagnations in the body's energy flow. Here's an overview of how TCM views and approaches musculoskeletal injuries:

Etiology (Causes) of Musculoskeletal Injuries


  • External Pathogenic Factors: Trauma, such as falls, blows, or accidents, can disrupt the body's energy flow and lead to musculoskeletal injuries.
  • Internal Imbalances: Deficiencies or excesses in Qi, Blood, or other essential substances can weaken the body's structures and make it more susceptible to injury. For example, deficiencies in Kidney Qi may lead to weakness in the bones and joints, making them prone to injury.

Pathogenesis (Development) of Musculoskeletal Injuries


  • Qi and Blood Stagnation: Injuries can lead to stagnation of Qi and Blood in the affected area, causing pain, swelling, and impaired movement.
  • Wind-Cold-Damp Invasion: External factors such as wind, cold, and dampness can invade the body and obstruct the flow of Qi and Blood, leading to stiffness, soreness, and decreased flexibility.
  • Deficiency Patterns: Weakness or deficiencies in the body's Qi, Blood, or Yin-Yang balance can contribute to musculoskeletal injuries and slow down the healing process.

Diagnosis of Musculoskeletal Injuries


TCM diagnosis of musculoskeletal injuries involves assessing the patient's symptoms, medical history, pulse, tongue, and palpation of affected areas. Practitioners look for signs of Qi and Blood stagnation, deficiency patterns, and the presence of external pathogenic factors.

Treatment Principles


  • Promoting Qi and Blood Circulation: Herbal medicines contain Chinese herbs for fast injury recovery, acupuncture, and Tui Na (Chinese massage) around the injured area not directly to the injured area are used to promote the flow of Qi and Blood to the injured area, reducing pain and swelling and speeding up the healing process.
  • Dispelling Wind, Cold, and Dampness: Herbal formulas containing warming and dispersing herbs are used to dispel external pathogenic factors such as wind, cold, and dampness, which can obstruct the flow of Qi and Blood and exacerbate musculoskeletal injuries.
  • Tonifying Deficiencies: For patients with underlying deficiencies, herbal tonics and dietary modifications are used to nourish the body's Qi, Blood, and Yin-Yang balance, strengthening the body's structures and reducing the risk of future injuries.
  • Rehabilitation and Exercise: TCM emphasizes the importance of gentle movement, stretching, and exercise to promote circulation, flexibility, and strength in the affected area. Practices such as Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and DaoYin are often recommended for rehabilitation and prevention of musculoskeletal injuries.

Individualized Treatment


TCM treatment for musculoskeletal injuries is highly individualized, taking into account the patient's constitution, underlying patterns of imbalance, and specific symptoms. Treatment plans may vary based on factors such as the severity and chronicity of the injury, the patient's age and overall health status, and their response to previous treatments.

Overall, TCM approaches musculoskeletal injuries holistically, addressing both the symptoms and underlying imbalances in the body to promote healing, restore balance, and prevent recurrence. By integrating herbal medicine, acupuncture, therapeutic exercises, and lifestyle modifications, TCM offers a comprehensive and effective approach to managing musculoskeletal injuries and promoting overall health and well-being.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Formulas vs Current Herbalism


Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) boasts an extensive history of herbal treatment, developed over thousands of years, offering valuable insights. In contrast to Western herbalism's reliance on single herbs at high doses, TCM utilizes combinations of 4 to 10 herbs, working synergistically to address various body imbalances. This approach enhances positive effects and minimizes negative side effects. TCM formulas not only alleviate symptoms but also target the root cause of the imbalance, allowing for reduced or discontinued herbal intake as health improves.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Formulas vs Current Herbalism


While the medical industry and research groups focus on isolating and extracting specific compounds from herbs or herbal extracts offer concentrated compounds for new treatments, this approach may limit the benefits. The process of extracting herbs often involves the use of solvents or high heat, which can degrade the quality of the active compounds and may also introduce harmful residues. TCM emphasizes the use of whole herbs, where naturally occurring compounds complement each other, maximizing therapeutic effects.

Silkie’s Herbal Formulas


Silkie is the result of five generations of experience and wisdom in Chinese Medicine. We start with the highest quality herbs that have been harvested at the height of their potency. They are substantially more expensive than less potent herbs that were harvested in the pre-or post-season, but in our view, there is no substitute for premium quality. Our supplements are made with natural honey as the binder. We don't use any fillers or artificial ingredients because this is how our great-grandfathers did it and we carry on that tradition.

Silkie’s Herbal Formulas


Herbal formulations take years and years to master and the most potent formulas are often kept as family or lineage secrets. This rich tradition is a very valuable gift from previous generations. With five generations of crafting formulas to help the local community, we have refined the herbal blends for modern life. 

Silkie utilizes herbal formulations tailored to individual patterns of imbalance. These formulas typically consist of a combination of herbs chosen for their synergistic effects in addressing both the symptoms and root causes.

Introducing the Highest Quality Herbs Inside Injury Support

In TCM, Notoginseng Root (Tianqi)

Nature and Flavor: Tianqi is classified as bitter and slightly warm in taste and nature. Its bitter flavor helps to clear heat and resolve toxicity, while its warming nature helps to promote blood circulation and alleviate pain.

Meridian Affinity: This herb primarily targets the Heart, Liver, and Stomach meridians.

Therapeutic Functions:

  1. Stopping Bleeding: Tianqi is prized for its ability to stop bleeding, particularly in cases of external and internal bleeding, such as hemorrhage, hemoptysis, and hematuria, by promoting blood coagulation and strengthening blood vessels.
  2. Promoting Blood Circulation: It has a special affinity for promoting blood circulation and alleviating blood stasis, making it beneficial for conditions such as bruises, traumatic injuries, and cardiovascular disorders.
  3. Reducing Swelling: Tianqi helps to reduce swelling and inflammation, particularly in cases of traumatic injuries, fractures, and soft tissue damage, by promoting blood circulation and resolving blood stasis.

Common Applications:

  • Hemorrhage: Tianqi is frequently used to treat various types of bleeding disorders, including external bleeding from wounds, internal bleeding from the digestive or urinary tract, and excessive menstrual bleeding, by stopping bleeding and promoting blood coagulation.
  • Cardiovascular disorders: Its ability to promote blood circulation and alleviate blood stasis makes Tianqi beneficial for treating cardiovascular disorders such as angina, hypertension, and peripheral artery disease, by improving blood flow and reducing the risk of clot formation.
  • Traumatic injuries: Tianqi's ability to reduce swelling and promote blood circulation makes it useful for treating traumatic injuries such as bruises, sprains, and fractures, by reducing pain, swelling, and promoting healing.

Preparation and Dosage: Tianqi is commonly available in various forms, including dried roots, powders, capsules, and extracts. The dosage may vary depending on the specific condition being treated and the formulation used. It's essential to consult a qualified TCM practitioner for personalized guidance.

In TCM, Carthamus/Safflower (Hong Hua)

Nature and Flavor: Hong Hua is classified as acrid and slightly warm in taste and nature. Its acrid flavor helps to promote blood circulation and alleviate pain, while its warming nature helps to dispel cold and invigorate Qi.

Meridian Affinity: This herb primarily targets the Heart and Liver meridians.

Therapeutic Functions:

  1. Promoting Blood Circulation: Hong Hua is prized for its ability to promote blood circulation, particularly in cases of blood stasis, stagnant Qi, and menstrual irregularities. It helps to improve blood flow, dissolve clots, and relieve congestion in the blood vessels.
  2. Alleviating Pain: It has a special affinity for alleviating pain, particularly in cases of menstrual cramps, abdominal pain, and traumatic injuries. Hong Hua helps to reduce pain by promoting blood circulation and dispersing stagnation.
  3. Regulating Menstruation: Hong Hua helps to regulate menstruation and alleviate menstrual disorders such as irregular periods, dysmenorrhea, and amenorrhea. It promotes the smooth flow of Qi and blood in the reproductive organs, ensuring proper menstrual function.

Common Applications:

  • Menstrual disorders: Hong Hua is frequently used to treat menstrual disorders by regulating menstruation, alleviating menstrual pain, and promoting blood circulation in the pelvic area.
  • Cardiovascular health: Its ability to promote blood circulation makes Hong Hua beneficial for maintaining cardiovascular health, reducing the risk of blood clots, and improving circulation to the heart and peripheral tissues.
  • Pain relief: Hong Hua's analgesic properties make it useful for relieving various types of pain, including headaches, abdominal pain, and joint pain, by promoting blood flow and reducing inflammation.

Preparation and Dosage: Hong Hua is commonly available in dried form and can be prepared as a decoction, tea infusion, or powdered form. The dosage may vary depending on the specific condition being treated and the formulation used. It's essential to consult a qualified TCM practitioner for personalized guidance.

In TCM, Ginseng (Ren Shen)

Nature and Flavor: Ren Shen is classified as sweet, slightly bitter, and slightly warm in taste and nature. Its sweet flavor helps to tonify the Spleen and Lung Qi, while its slightly bitter taste aids in promoting digestion and reducing dampness. Its warming nature invigorates the body and helps to dispel cold.

Meridian Affinity: This herb primarily targets the Spleen, Lung, and Heart meridians.

Therapeutic Functions:

  1. Tonifying Qi: Ren Shen is renowned for its ability to tonify Qi, particularly the Spleen and Lung Qi. It helps to replenish energy reserves, improve vitality, and enhance overall physical and mental endurance.
  2. Strengthening the Spleen and Stomach: It has a special affinity for strengthening the Spleen and Stomach, improving digestion, and alleviating symptoms such as fatigue, poor appetite, and abdominal distention.
  3. Balancing the Body: Ren Shen acts as an adaptogen, helping the body to adapt to stress, both physical and mental. It supports the body's natural ability to maintain balance and resilience in the face of challenges, thereby enhancing overall well-being.

Common Applications:

  • Fatigue and Weakness: Ren Shen is frequently used to treat fatigue, weakness, and low energy levels caused by chronic illness, overwork, or aging, by tonifying Qi and revitalizing the body.
  • Poor Appetite and Digestive Issues: Its ability to strengthen the Spleen and Stomach makes Ren Shen beneficial for treating poor appetite, indigestion, bloating, and other digestive disorders.
  • Enhancing Mental Clarity and Focus: Ren Shen's adaptogenic properties help to improve mental clarity, concentration, and cognitive function, making it useful for enhancing memory, focus, and overall mental acuity.

Preparation and Dosage: Ren Shen is commonly available in various forms, including dried roots, powders, capsules, and extracts. The dosage may vary depending on the specific condition being treated and the formulation used. It's essential to consult a qualified TCM practitioner for personalized guidance.

In TCM, Angelica Root (Dang Gui)

Nature and Flavor: Dang Gui is classified as sweet, spicy, and warm in taste and nature. Its sweet flavor nourishes and harmonizes, while its warming nature invigorates blood circulation and dispels cold.

Meridian Affinity: This herb primarily targets the Liver and Spleen meridians, though it also influences the Heart and Kidney meridians to some extent.

Therapeutic Functions:

  1. Nourishing Blood: Dang Gui is prized for its ability to tonify and nourish the blood, making it beneficial for addressing symptoms of blood deficiency such as pale complexion, dizziness, and irregular menstruation.
  2. Regulating Menstruation: It has a special affinity for women's health and is commonly used to regulate menstruation, alleviate menstrual pain, and promote blood circulation in the pelvic area.
  3. Invigorating Qi: Dang Gui also has the ability to invigorate Qi, promoting overall vitality and energy levels. This makes it useful for addressing symptoms of Qi deficiency such as fatigue, weakness, and shortness of breath.

Common Applications:

  • Blood deficiency: Dang Gui is frequently included in formulas aimed at tonifying the blood, particularly in cases of pale complexion, dizziness, and irregular menstruation.
  • Menstrual disorders: Its ability to regulate menstruation makes it beneficial for addressing symptoms such as irregular periods, painful periods, and amenorrhea.
  • Qi deficiency: Dang Gui's Qi-invigorating properties make it useful for addressing symptoms of Qi deficiency such as fatigue, weakness, and shortness of breath.

Preparation and Dosage: Dang Gui can be prepared in various forms, including decoctions, powders, pills, and extracts(not recommended.) The dosage may vary depending on the specific condition being treated and the formulation used. It's essential to consult a qualified TCM practitioner for personalized guidance.

In TCM, Moutan/Tree Peony Bark (Mu Dan Pi)

Nature and Flavor: Mu Dan Pi is classified as bitter and slightly cold in taste and nature. Its bitter flavor helps to clear heat and reduce inflammation, while its cooling nature helps to cool the blood and alleviate symptoms of heat.

Meridian Affinity: This herb primarily targets the Heart, Liver, and Kidney meridians.

Therapeutic Functions:

  1. Cooling the Blood: Mu Dan Pi is prized for its ability to cool the blood and reduce heat, making it beneficial for conditions such as fever, inflammatory conditions, and heat-related skin disorders.
  2. Clearing Heat: It has a special affinity for clearing heat from the blood, which can manifest as symptoms such as fever, irritability, and thirst.
  3. Resolving Blood Stasis: Mu Dan Pi is also effective in promoting blood circulation and resolving blood stasis, making it beneficial for conditions such as menstrual disorders, abdominal masses, and traumatic injuries.

Common Applications:

  • Heat-related conditions: Mu Dan Pi is frequently used to treat heat-related conditions such as fever, sore throat, mouth ulcers, and skin eruptions caused by excess heat in the body.
  • Menstrual disorders: Its ability to promote blood circulation and resolve blood stasis makes it beneficial for regulating menstruation and alleviating symptoms such as menstrual pain, irregular periods, and amenorrhea.
  • Liver disorders: Mu Dan Pi is used to clear Liver heat, reduce symptoms of Liver fire, and treat conditions such as jaundice and Liver Qi stagnation.

Preparation and Dosage: Mu Dan Pi can be prepared in various forms, including decoctions, powders, pills, and extracts. The dosage may vary depending on the specific condition being treated and the formulation used. It's essential to consult a qualified TCM practitioner for personalized guidance.

In TCM, Peony (Bai Shao)

Nature and Flavor: Bai Shao is classified as bitter, sour, and slightly cold in taste and nature. Its bitter and sour flavors help to restrain the Liver Qi, while its cooling nature helps to alleviate symptoms of heat and inflammation.

Meridian Affinity: This herb primarily targets the Liver and Spleen meridians.

Therapeutic Functions:

  1. Nourishing the Blood: Bai Shao is prized for its ability to nourish the Blood and tonify the Liver, making it beneficial for conditions such as blood deficiency, pale complexion, and dizziness.
  2. Calming the Liver: It has a special affinity for calming the Liver and regulating Liver Qi, helping to alleviate symptoms such as irritability, mood swings, and menstrual irregularities.
  3. Relieving Pain: Bai Shao also helps to relieve pain and reduce spasms, particularly in conditions such as muscle cramps, abdominal pain, and menstrual cramps.

Common Applications:

  • Blood deficiency: Bai Shao is frequently used to treat blood deficiency-related conditions, such as anemia, fatigue, and irregular menstruation.
  • Liver Qi stagnation: Its ability to calm the Liver and regulate Liver Qi makes it beneficial for treating symptoms such as irritability, depression, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
  • Menstrual disorders: Bai Shao's nourishing properties make it useful for regulating the menstrual cycle and alleviating symptoms of menstrual irregularities, including painful periods and irregular bleeding.

Preparation and Dosage: Bai Shao can be prepared in various forms, including decoctions, teas, tinctures, and extracts. The dosage may vary depending on the specific condition being treated and the formulation used. It's essential to consult a qualified TCM practitioner for personalized guidance.

In TCM, Pure Honey

Nature and Flavor: Pure honey is classified as sweet in taste and neutral in nature. Its sweet flavor makes it appealing for culinary use, while its neutral nature makes it suitable for a wide range of constitutions.

Meridian Affinity: Honey has a harmonizing effect on all meridians, making it a versatile substance that can be used to support overall health and balance in the body.

Therapeutic Functions:

  • Moistening and Nourishing: Honey is renowned for its ability to moisten and nourish the body, particularly the lungs and stomach. It helps alleviate dryness and promotes the production of bodily fluids, making it beneficial for conditions such as dry cough, dry throat, and constipation.
  • Tonifying the Spleen and Stomach: It has a tonifying effect on the Spleen and Stomach organs, helping to strengthen digestion and improve appetite. This makes honey useful for addressing symptoms of poor digestion, such as bloating, indigestion, and fatigue.
  • Soothing and Calming: Honey has a soothing and calming effect on the body and mind, making it beneficial for promoting relaxation and reducing stress and anxiety. It can also help improve sleep quality and promote overall well-being.
  • Promotes Wound Healing and Acts as Preservative: Accelerates wound healing, prevents infection, and serves as a natural preservative with antibacterial properties.

Common Applications:

  • Respiratory conditions: Honey is often used to soothe and alleviate symptoms of respiratory conditions such as coughs, sore throats, and congestion. It can be taken alone or combined with other herbs to enhance its therapeutic effects.
  • Digestive disorders: Its tonifying properties make honey beneficial for improving digestion and alleviating symptoms of poor appetite, indigestion, and bloating.
  • General health and wellness: Honey is commonly used as a natural sweetener and food supplement to support overall health and vitality.

Preparation and Dosage: Pure honey can be consumed on its own or added to herbal teas, decoctions, or other medicinal preparations. The dosage may vary depending on the specific condition being treated and the individual's constitution. It's essential to use high-quality, unpasteurized honey to ensure maximum therapeutic benefits.

Combining Herbal Formulas Togethers

Combining herbal formulas can effectively address multiple health concerns or enhance overall well-being.

  • Consider Patterns: Identify underlying imbalances or health concerns before combining formulas to ensure compatibility.
  • Address Multiple Symptoms: Choose formulas targeting different health aspects to address multiple symptoms simultaneously.
  • Timing Matters: Consider organ functions according to the Silkie 24 Hour Wellness Wheel. For instance, take Liver and Gallbladder formulas post-dinner or around 7 pm, while Lung and Large Intestinal formulas are best taken upon waking or at 7 am.
  • Synergistic Actions: Look for herbs with complementary actions to enhance overall effectiveness, such as pairing anti-inflammatory with immune-boosting herbs.
  • Ensure Compatibility: Check compatibility and safety of combined herbs, avoiding conflicting actions or interactions. Consult trusted herbalists for guidance.
  • Customize Dosages: Adjust individual herb dosages based on personal needs and tolerance levels for optimal therapeutic effects.
  • Monitor Effects: Pay attention to body responses and modify combinations as needed. Seek guidance from trusted herbalists for personalized consultation.

Herbal Formula Combinations for Injury Related Conditions

  • Chinese Herbs for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Combine Arthritis 5 to 10 pills with Injury Support 1 to 3 pills to unblock the channels and alleviate pain, numbness, and tingling in the hand and fingers caused by compression of the median nerve.
  • Chinese Herbs for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Combine Arthritis 1 to 5 pills, Gout 1 to 5 pills and Injury Support 1 to 5 pills to unblock the channels to address chronic joint inflammation, pain, swelling, and deformity associated with rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Chinese Herbs for Bursitis: Combine Gout 5 pills with Injury Support 1 to 3 pills to unblock the channels to reduce inflammation and relieve pain and tenderness caused by inflammation of the bursae.
  • Chinese Herbs for Osteoarthritis: Combine Kidney Yin 9 pills, Kidney Yang 1 pill, Arthritis 1 to 3 pills, Knee Pain 3 to 5 pills, and Injury Support 1 to 3 pills to unblock the channels to manage pain, stiffness, and reduced range of motion in weight-bearing joints affected by osteoarthritis.

The Highest Quality Chinese Herbs for Fast Injury Recovery Support


Silkie's Injury Support formula is made with the highest quality herbs that are carefully selected and harvested at their peak potency. While this means they are substantially more expensive, it is why our clients see substantially more noticeable results. The use of natural honey as a binder for the pills is a tradition that Silkie Herbs has proudly maintained, ensuring the safety and effectiveness of their supplements. The avoidance of fillers and artificial ingredients further reinforces our commitment to the natural and traditional methods of herbal preparation.

The Highest Quality Chinese Herbs for Fast Injury Recovery Support


Five generations of Silkie Herbs' expertise have resulted in a highly effective herbal formula that you can trust for your health. By utilizing Chinese herbal plant-base remedies for injury support, dietary adjustments, and lifestyle modifications, individuals can effectively manage post injured symptoms and improve overall well-being.