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An empirical herbal blend to enhances Lung capacity for oxygen intake.  Increasing oxygen intake combats low energy symptoms such as fatigue or feeling tired easily, poor concentration, lightheadedness, clouded thinking, and weak muscles.* 

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

100% Pure all 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.

Silkieherbs® Herbal Pills wholesale require a minimum initial order of $1000.00 and a minimum reorder of $500.00.

This proven experienced formula shown to: 
  • Increases energy
  • Enhances stamina for athletic or physical activities
  • Prolongs concentration and reduces mental fatigue
  • Eases transition to high altitudes
*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, as a dietary supplement, take 5 - 10 pills once or twice daily if neededIf taking other medication or supplements, allow at least 2 hours before or after using this product.

Different individuals may experience different symptoms, including:

  • Low energy or low endurance
  • Prolapse of the organs, gastroptosis, visceral drooping due to qi sinking
  • Rectal prolapse, hernia, hypotension, fatigue, laziness
  • Qi deficiency created internal heat - fever, frequent sweating
  • Less talking or no desire to speak due to qi deficiency
  • Bladder sphincter weakness, myasthenia
  • Weak immunity, digestion, and absorption due to qi deficiency

Exercise daily to keep your body and immune system strong. Stretch your ribs to increase lung capacity. Stand upright with your back arched and exhale all the oxygen from your lungs. Breathe in slowly, filling your lungs as much as possible and hold your breath for at least 10 seconds. Slowly exhale.  

It is best to avoid eating raw or uncooked foods like salad and sushi; greasy or fried foods like chips, fries, and cheese; and pungent or heavily seasoned foods like kimchi, curries, and barbeque. No chocolate. No smoking, alcohol, coffee and cold beverages.

Serving Size 10 pills
Serving Per Container 30
Amount Per Serving 3000mg
Herbal Blend:
Pilose Asiabell Root
Angelica Root
Thorowax Root
Tangerine Peel
Black Cohosh Rhizome
Licorice Root
Other ingredients: Pure honey to aid digestion and absorption

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.

Manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of  $45.00 - $50.00 per bottle.

Ingredients

Ingredients

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Pilose asiabell root

Pilose asiabell root (Dang Shen) enhances digestion, nutrient absorption, and energy production for improved appetite and energy levels.

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Angelica root

Angelica root (Dang Gui) is used to harmonize the flow of blood and Qi (vital energy) in TCM, regulate blood and Qi circulation, easing stagnation and enhancing vitality.

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Thorowax Root

Thorowax root (Chai Hu) improves blood flow, alleviating stagnation and related conditions like menstrual disorders and muscle tension.

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Black cohosh rhizome

Black cohosh rhizome (Sheng Ma) is used to elevates Yang Qi to address fatigue, weakness, and spontaneous sweating associated with Qi deficiency.

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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Ann's Story

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 Lack of Energy, Fatigue and Exhaustion: A Comprehensive Guide


Lack of energy, fatigue, or exhaustion, a state of low energy and motivation, affects daily life and well-being. It's a common symptom ranging from mild to severe, impacting physical, mental, and emotional health.

Types of Fatigue


  • Physical Fatigue: Physical fatigue involves feelings of tiredness and heaviness in the body, often accompanied by muscle weakness and reduced physical stamina.
  • Mental Fatigue: Mental fatigue manifests as difficulty concentrating, poor memory, brain fog, and cognitive sluggishness.
  • Emotional Fatigue: Emotional fatigue involves feelings of emotional exhaustion, moodiness, irritability, and a reduced capacity to cope with stressors.

Western Medicine Perspective on energy endurance, fatigue and exhaustion


From a Western medicine perspective, energy endurance, fatigue, and exhaustion are complex phenomena that involve various physiological, psychological, and lifestyle factors. Here's a comprehensive overview of these concepts from a Western medicine viewpoint:

Western Medicine Perspective on energy endurance, fatigue and exhaustion


  • Energy Endurance: Energy endurance refers to the body's ability to sustain physical or mental activity over a prolonged period. It is influenced by factors such as cardiovascular health, muscular strength, aerobic capacity, and metabolic efficiency.
  • In Western medicine, energy endurance is often assessed through measures such as VO2 max (maximum oxygen uptake), lactate threshold, and muscular endurance tests.
  • Endurance training, including cardiovascular exercises like running, cycling, and swimming, as well as resistance training, can improve energy endurance by enhancing cardiovascular function, increasing muscle strength and stamina, and improving metabolic efficiency.

Western Medicine Perspective on energy endurance, fatigue and exhaustion


  • Fatigue: Fatigue is a common symptom characterized by a persistent feeling of tiredness, weakness, or lack of energy. It can be caused by a wide range of factors, including physical exertion, poor sleep, stress, nutritional deficiencies, medical conditions, and medications.
  • Acute fatigue is typically short-term and can be alleviated by rest, relaxation, and adequate hydration. Chronic fatigue, on the other hand, persists for an extended period (often for six months or more) and may be indicative of underlying health issues such as chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, depression, or autoimmune disorders.
  • Diagnostic tests and evaluations may be conducted to identify the underlying cause of fatigue, including blood tests to assess for anemia, thyroid function, and other metabolic disorders, as well as sleep studies and psychological assessments.

Western Medicine Perspective on energy endurance, fatigue and exhaustion


  • Exhaustion: Exhaustion refers to a state of extreme fatigue or depletion of physical, mental, or emotional resources. It often occurs after prolonged periods of stress, overexertion, or inadequate rest and recovery.
  • In Western medicine, exhaustion is commonly associated with conditions such as burnout, adrenal fatigue (though controversial), and chronic stress. It can manifest as physical symptoms (e.g., muscle weakness, lethargy), cognitive symptoms (e.g., difficulty concentrating, memory problems), and emotional symptoms (e.g., irritability, mood swings).
  • Treatment for exhaustion typically involves addressing underlying stressors, adopting healthy lifestyle habits (e.g., regular exercise, balanced diet, adequate sleep), practicing stress management techniques (e.g., relaxation exercises, mindfulness meditation), and seeking support from healthcare professionals or mental health specialists if necessary.

Causes of Lack of Energy, Fatigue and Exhaustion


Lifestyle Factors:

  • Poor Sleep Habits: Inadequate sleep, irregular sleep patterns, or sleep disturbances can lead to fatigue and exhaustion.
  • Sedentary Lifestyle: Lack of physical activity and prolonged periods of sitting or inactivity can contribute to fatigue.
  • Unhealthy Diet: Poor nutrition, inadequate hydration, and excessive consumption of caffeine or sugary foods can affect energy levels.
  • Stress: Chronic stress, anxiety, or emotional strain can deplete energy reserves and lead to exhaustion.

Causes of Lack of Energy, Fatigue and Exhaustion:


Medical Conditions:

  • Chronic Illnesses: Conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, autoimmune diseases, and thyroid disorders can cause persistent fatigue.
  • Anemia: Iron deficiency anemia and other blood disorders can result in fatigue due to decreased oxygen transport.
  • Infections: Viral or bacterial infections, such as the flu or mononucleosis, can cause fatigue as the body fights off pathogens.
  • Chronic Pain: Persistent pain conditions, such as arthritis or migraines, can lead to fatigue and exhaustion.

Causes of Lack of Energy, Fatigue and Exhaustion


Psychological Factors:

  • Depression: Major depressive disorder and other mood disorders can cause profound fatigue and loss of energy.
  • Anxiety: Generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorders can lead to mental and physical fatigue.
  • Burnout: Prolonged stress from work or personal life can result in burnout, characterized by emotional exhaustion and fatigue.

Environmental Factors:

  • Exposure to Toxins: Environmental pollutants, toxins, and chemicals can impact energy levels and contribute to fatigue.
  • Extreme Weather: Exposure to extreme temperatures or weather conditions can lead to dehydration, heat exhaustion, or cold-related fatigue.

Symptoms of Fatigue and Exhaustion


  • Persistent Tiredness: Feeling tired despite getting adequate rest or sleep.
  • Lack of Motivation: Decreased interest in activities and difficulty initiating tasks.
  • Reduced Stamina: Decreased physical endurance and increased susceptibility to muscle fatigue.
  • Poor Concentration: Difficulty focusing, forgetfulness, and impaired cognitive function.
  • Emotional Changes: Mood swings, irritability, and heightened emotional sensitivity.
  • Sleep Disturbances: Difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking up feeling unrefreshed.
  • Physical Symptoms: Headaches, body aches, dizziness, and gastrointestinal disturbances.

Management Strategies for Fatigue and Exhaustion


  • Improve Sleep Hygiene: Establish a regular sleep schedule, create a restful sleep environment, and practice relaxation techniques before bedtime.
  • Adopt a Balanced Diet: Eat a nutritious diet rich in fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains to support energy levels and overall health.
  • Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water throughout the day to prevent dehydration and maintain optimal hydration levels.
  • Manage Stress: Practice stress management techniques such as mindfulness, meditation, deep breathing exercises, and yoga to reduce stress levels.
  • Prioritize Physical Activity: Engage in regular exercise to improve physical fitness, boost energy levels, and reduce fatigue.

Management Strategies for Fatigue and Exhaustion:


  • Seek Medical Evaluation: Consult a healthcare professional if fatigue persists or is accompanied by other concerning symptoms to rule out underlying medical conditions.
  • Address Psychological Factors: Seek therapy or counseling to address underlying psychological issues such as depression, anxiety, or burnout.
  • Pace Yourself: Avoid overexertion and prioritize rest and relaxation to conserve energy and prevent exhaustion.
  • Establish Boundaries: Set boundaries in personal and professional relationships to prevent excessive stress and maintain work-life balance.
  • Practice Self-Care: Incorporate self-care activities into your daily routine, such as hobbies, leisure activities, and spending time with loved ones, to promote emotional well-being and reduce stress.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Perspective on energy endurance, fatigue and exhaustion


In TCM, energy endurance refers to the body's capacity for sustained physical and mental activity without fatigue. It underscores the balance of Qi and blood circulation for vitality. Lack of energy, fatigue, and exhaustion signal disharmony, often stemming from disruptions in Qi and blood flow. TCM identifies patterns linked to these imbalances and addresses them accordingly:

Cause


  • Organ System Imbalances:  TCM views fatigue and exhaustion as manifestations of imbalances in specific organ systems, such as the spleen, kidneys, liver, and lungs. Each organ system plays a unique role in maintaining energy production, circulation, and distribution throughout the body. Imbalances in these systems can lead to symptoms such as fatigue, weakness, and poor stamina.
  • Qi Deficiency: Qi (pronounced "chee") is the vital energy that flows through the body's meridian channels, nourishing organs, tissues, and cells. It is the fundamental energy that sustains life and keeps our body healthy and well in TCM. When Qi is deficient, the body lacks the energy needed to perform daily activities, leading to feelings of tiredness, fatigue, weakness, lack of motivation and lethargy is a common concept in TCM and refers to a depletion or imbalance of Qi. In TCM, the lungs are responsible for gathering and containing Qi, including air and oxygen. When the lung Qi is weak, it may struggle to regulate the body's functions properly. Causes of Qi deficiency may include chronic stress, overwork, poor diet, inadequate rest, and emotional imbalances. It is often associated with weakened organ function.

Cause


  • Liver Qi Stagnation: Fatigue related to liver Qi stagnation is often characterized by feelings of irritability, frustration, and emotional tension. This pattern may arise from prolonged stress, unresolved emotions, or stagnant lifestyle habits. When the Liver Qi fails to flow smoothly, it can lead to symptoms such as fatigue, muscle tension, and digestive disturbances.
  • Kidney Qi Deficiency: Fatigue stemming from kidney Qi deficiency is often characterized by a deep-seated exhaustion, weakness, and lack of motivation. The kidneys are considered the root of vitality in TCM, and when kidney Qi is depleted, it can lead to symptoms such as low back pain, frequent urination, and reproductive issues.
  • Stomach and Spleen Qi Deficiency: Fatigue associated with stomach and spleen Qi deficiency typically involves symptoms such as poor appetite, bloating, loose stools, and a feeling of heaviness or weakness in the limbs. This pattern may arise from improper diet, chronic worry, or weakened digestive function.

Cause


  • Blood Deficiency: Blood deficiency in TCM refers to an insufficiency or imbalance of the body's blood, which is responsible for nourishing tissues, organs, and meridians. Symptoms of blood deficiency include fatigue, weakness, dizziness, pale complexion, and insomnia. Blood deficiency can be caused by factors such as poor diet, excessive menstrual bleeding, chronic illness, or emotional stress. It is often associated with imbalances in the spleen, liver, and heart meridians.
  • Yin and Yang Imbalance: In TCM, health depends on the balance of yin (cooling, nourishing) and yang (warming, activating) energies within the body. Imbalances between yin and yang can lead to symptoms of fatigue, exhaustion, and malaise. Yin deficiency, characterized by excessive heat, dryness, and agitation, can result in fatigue, insomnia, night sweats, and anxiety. Yang deficiency, characterized by coldness, weakness, and lethargy, can lead to fatigue, aversion to cold, poor circulation, and low energy.

Cause


  • External Pathogens: In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory, external pathogens like wind, cold, dampness, and heat are believed to penetrate the body, disrupting its energy equilibrium and causing fatigue and exhaustion. For instance, exposure to cold or damp conditions weakens the body's defenses and drains its energy, resulting in sensations of tiredness and weakness. When cold and dampness infiltrate the liver channel, they can hinder the smooth flow of liver Qi, leading to feelings of fatigue and lethargy. Symptoms associated with this pattern may include sensitivity to cold, sluggish digestion, joint discomfort worsened by damp weather, and a heavy feeling in the limbs.
  • Emotional Factors: Emotional imbalances, such as excessive worry, stress, or emotional trauma, can also contribute to fatigue and exhaustion in TCM. Emotional factors are believed to affect the flow of Qi and blood, leading to stagnation and depletion of vital energy.

Individualized Treatment


Despite the different patterns, the underlying factor in all cases of fatigue in TCM is often identified as Qi deficiency. Qi, the vital energy that flows throughout the body, plays a crucial role in maintaining physical and mental vitality. When Qi is deficient or stagnant, it can lead to various symptoms of fatigue and lethargy.

To address fatigue in TCM, the goal is to promote the smooth flow of Qi throughout the body and nourish the organs associated with vitality, such as the kidneys, liver, spleen, and lungs. This may involve addressing underlying emotional imbalances through techniques such as acupuncture, herbal medicine with the Chinese Herbs for Lack of Energy, Fatigue and Exhaustion which focuses on tonifying and regulating the flow of Qi, restoring harmony between yin and yang, nourishing and replenishing the blood, are commonly prescribed to tonify the blood and promote circulation. With dietary adjustments, and lifestyle modifications, meditation, QiGong or Tai Chi to enhance energy circulation and replenish Qi reserves. Practices that promote emotional resilience and stress management can help restore vitality and energy flow. By addressing the underlying imbalances and promoting the free flow of Qi, individuals can experience increased energy levels and overall well-being.

Let's use the analogy of a car to illustrate the concept of Qi deficiency in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Imagine your body is like a car, and Qi (vital energy) is the fuel that powers the engine and keeps the car running smoothly. Just as a car needs fuel to function optimally, your body relies on Qi to perform all its essential functions, from physical activity to mental processes.

Now, let's say that your body experiences Qi deficiency, which is similar to running low on fuel in the car. Here's how the analogy might play out:

Decreased Engine Power: When a car's fuel tank is running low, it doesn't have enough power to accelerate or maintain speed. Similarly, when your body experiences Qi deficiency, you may feel a lack of energy and vitality. It becomes challenging to perform daily activities, and you may feel sluggish and fatigued.

Sluggish Performance: Just as a car with low fuel struggles to pick up speed and respond quickly, your body may experience sluggishness and slow reaction times when Qi is deficient. You may find it difficult to concentrate, experience brain fog, and have trouble remembering things.

Difficulty Starting: When a car is low on fuel, it may have difficulty starting, and you may need to crank the engine several times before it finally revs up. Similarly, when your body's Qi is depleted, you may struggle to get going in the morning, feeling groggy and lethargic even after a full night's sleep.

Stalling or Breakdowns: If a car runs out of fuel completely, it may stall or break down altogether, leaving you stranded on the side of the road. In the same way, severe Qi deficiency can lead to complete exhaustion and breakdowns in the body, manifesting as chronic fatigue, weakness, and susceptibility to illness.

Maintenance Issues: Just as a car requires regular maintenance to keep it running smoothly, your body needs proper care and nourishment to maintain optimal Qi levels. This includes eating a balanced diet, getting enough rest and sleep, managing stress, and engaging in activities that promote Qi flow, such as exercise, meditation, herbal intake and acupuncture to support the organs function.

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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 Energy Endurance

In TCM, Pilose Asiabell Root (Dang Shen)

Nature and Flavor: Dang Shen is classified as sweet and slightly warm in taste and nature. Its sweet flavor helps to tonify the Spleen and nourish the Qi (vital energy), while its warmth helps to promote the circulation of Qi and alleviate symptoms of cold.

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

Therapeutic Functions:

  1. Tonifying the Spleen: Dang Shen is prized for its ability to tonify the Spleen and augment Qi, making it beneficial for conditions such as fatigue, poor appetite, and loose stools.
  2. Augmenting Qi: It has a special affinity for augmenting Qi and strengthening the body's overall vitality, helping to boost energy levels and improve resistance to illness.
  3. Generating Fluids: Dang Shen also helps to generate fluids and alleviate thirst, particularly when caused by deficiency of Yin fluids.

Common Applications:

  • Fatigue: Dang Shen is frequently used to treat fatigue and weakness caused by Spleen Qi deficiency, helping to boost energy levels and improve stamina.
  • Poor appetite: Its ability to tonify the Spleen and augment Qi makes it beneficial for promoting appetite and improving digestion, particularly in cases of poor appetite or digestive weakness.
  • Loose stools: Dang Shen's tonifying properties help to stabilize the Spleen and alleviate symptoms such as loose stools and diarrhea.

Preparation and Dosage: Dang Shen can be prepared in various forms, including decoctions, teas, soups, 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, Thorowax Root (Chai Hu)

Nature and Flavor: Chai Hu is classified as bitter and acrid in taste and slightly cold in nature. Its bitter and acrid flavors help to soothe the Liver and resolve stagnation, while its cooling nature helps to alleviate symptoms of heat.

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

Therapeutic Functions:

  1. Harmonizing the Shao Yang: Chai Hu is prized for its ability to harmonize the Shao Yang, an intermediate area between the exterior and interior of the body, making it beneficial for conditions such as alternating chills and fever, bitter taste in the mouth, and irritability.
  2. Soothing the Liver: It has a special affinity for soothing the Liver and relieving Liver Qi stagnation, helping to alleviate symptoms such as irritability, mood swings, and menstrual irregularities.
  3. Resolving Stagnation: Chai Hu also helps to resolve stagnation and promote the smooth flow of Qi (vital energy) in the body, making it beneficial for conditions such as chest and rib-side pain, bloating, and emotional disturbances.

Common Applications:

  • Shao Yang syndrome: Chai Hu is frequently used to treat conditions associated with the Shao Yang, such as alternating chills and fever, bitter taste in the mouth, and nausea.
  • Liver Qi stagnation: Its ability to soothe the Liver and resolve stagnation makes it beneficial for treating symptoms such as irritability, mood swings, and menstrual irregularities.
  • Chest and rib-side pain: Chai Hu's ability to promote the smooth flow of Qi makes it useful for relieving chest and rib-side pain associated with Liver Qi stagnation.

Preparation and Dosage: Chai Hu 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, Tangerine Peel (Chen Pi)

Nature and Flavor: Chen Pi is classified as bitter and acrid in taste and slightly warm in nature. Its bitter and acrid flavors help to regulate Qi and resolve stagnation, while its warmth helps to promote the circulation of Qi and alleviate symptoms of cold.

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

Therapeutic Functions:

  1. Regulating Qi: Chen Pi is prized for its ability to regulate Qi and promote the smooth flow of Qi in the body, making it beneficial for conditions such as bloating, belching, and distension in the abdomen.
  2. Drying Dampness: It has a special affinity for drying dampness and resolving dampness-related symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
  3. Harmonizing the Middle Jiao: Chen Pi also helps to harmonize the Middle Jiao, or the digestive system, by promoting digestion, relieving food stagnation, and alleviating symptoms such as poor appetite and abdominal fullness.

Common Applications:

  1. Digestive disorders: Chen Pi is frequently used to treat various digestive disorders, including bloating, belching, poor appetite, and abdominal distension.
  2. Nausea and vomiting: Its ability to regulate Qi and dry dampness makes it beneficial for relieving symptoms of nausea, vomiting, and morning sickness.
  3. Cough and phlegm: Chen Pi's drying properties help to resolve phlegm and alleviate cough associated with dampness-phlegm obstructing the Lungs.

Preparation and Dosage: Chen Pi 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, Black Cohosh Rhizome (Sheng Ma)

Nature and Flavor: Sheng Ma is classified as acrid and slightly bitter in taste and slightly cold in nature. Its acrid and bitter flavors help to disperse wind-heat and resolve toxicity, while its cooling nature helps to alleviate symptoms of heat.

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

Therapeutic Functions:

  1. Lifting Yang Qi: Sheng Ma is prized for its ability to lift Yang Qi, making it beneficial for conditions such as prolapse of organs, prolapse of the uterus, and uterine bleeding.
  2. Dispersing Wind-Heat: It has a special affinity for dispersing wind-heat and resolving symptoms associated with wind-heat, such as fever, headache, sore throat, and skin eruptions.
  3. Resolving Toxicity: Sheng Ma also helps to resolve toxicity and alleviate symptoms of toxicity-related conditions, such as boils, abscesses, and carbuncles.

Common Applications:

  • Prolapse of organs: Sheng Ma is frequently used to treat conditions characterized by prolapse of organs, such as prolapse of the uterus, rectal prolapse, and gastric prolapse.
  • Wind-heat conditions: Its ability to disperse wind-heat makes it beneficial for treating conditions such as fever, sore throat, headache, and skin rashes associated with wind-heat.
  • Toxicity-related conditions: Sheng Ma's ability to resolve toxicity makes it useful for treating various toxic conditions, including boils, abscesses, and infections.

Preparation and Dosage: Sheng Ma can be prepared in various forms, including decoctions, teas, powders, 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, Licorice Root (Gan Cao)

Nature and Flavor: Gan Cao is classified as sweet in taste and neutral in nature. Its sweet flavor harmonizes the actions of other herbs in a formula and helps to moderate their harshness or bitterness.

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

Therapeutic Functions:

  1. Harmonizing the Middle Jiao: Gan Cao is prized for its ability to tonify the Spleen and Stomach, harmonize the middle jiao (digestive system), and promote healthy digestion. It helps alleviate symptoms of poor appetite, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.
  2. Moistening the Lungs and Stopping Cough: It has moistening properties that help to nourish Lung Yin and alleviate dryness-related symptoms such as dry cough, sore throat, and hoarseness.
  3. Clearing Heat and Toxins: Gan Cao has mild heat-clearing and detoxifying properties, making it beneficial for addressing symptoms of heat-related conditions such as sore throat, mouth ulcers, and skin eruptions.

Common Applications:

  • Digestive disorders: Gan Cao is frequently included in formulas aimed at tonifying the Spleen and Stomach, promoting healthy digestion, and alleviating symptoms of poor appetite, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.
  • Respiratory conditions: Its moistening properties make it beneficial for addressing symptoms of dry cough, sore throat, and hoarseness, particularly in cases of Lung Yin deficiency.
  • Heat-related conditions: Gan Cao's heat-clearing and detoxifying properties make it useful for addressing symptoms of sore throat, mouth ulcers, and skin eruptions associated with heat and toxins.

Preparation and Dosage: Gan Cao 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, 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 Energy Related Conditions

  • Chinese Herbs for Athletic Training: Combine Cough(C) 3 - 5 pills, Kidney Yin 3 - 5 pills, Sinus 1- 2 pills, Injury Support 1 pill with Energy Endurance 3 - 5 pills for tonifying Qi flow, balancing yin and yang, clearing blockages, and boosting blood circulation. These formulas are ideal before workouts, enhancing endurance, stamina, and muscle function, and improving oxygen intake for sustained physical exertion, minimizing fatigue, and optimizing performance.
  • Chinese Herbs for Vocal Fatigue: Combine Vocal 5 - 10 pills with Energy Endurance 3 - 5 pills to support lung Qi, enabling clearer and louder voice projection, beneficial for singers, speakers, or those relying on their voice professionally.
  • Chinese Herbs for Eye Fatigue or Eye Strain: Combine Eye Support(V) 5 - 10 pills with Energy Endurance 3 - 5 pills to enhance visual acuity, promote eye health, and alleviate eye fatigue by nourishing the eyes with blood, Qi, and fluid.
  • Chinese Herbs for Combatting Fatigue: Combatting fatigue: combine Silkie’s Digestion herbal formula with Energy Endurance 1 - 5 pills to address stomach and spleen Qi deficiency symptoms, such as poor appetite, fatigue, and weakness. Boosting oxygen intake helps combat fatigue, revitalizing the body, and promoting vitality.
  • Chinese Herbs for Mental Fatigue: Combine Focus 5 - 10 pills with Energy Endurance 5 - 10 pills to reduce mental fatigue and enhance focus, concentration, and cognitive performance before mentally demanding tasks like meetings or studying sessions.
  • Chinese Herbs for High Altitude Transition: Combine Cough(C) 3 - 5 pills, Kidney Yin 3 - 5 pills, and Energy Endurance 1 - 5 pills to support oxygen uptake and alleviate altitude-related fatigue when transitioning to high altitudes with thinner and drier air.

The Highest Quality Chinese Herbs for Energy Endurance


Silkie's Energy Endurance 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 Energy Endurance


Five generations of Silkie Herbs' expertise have resulted in a highly effective herbal plant-base remedies that you can trust for your health. Through a holistic approach that integrates herbal medicine with Chinese herbs for lack of energy, fatigue and exhaustion formulation, dietary therapy, and lifestyle modifications, individuals can regain vitality, resilience, and overall well-being.