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An empirical herbal blend to stabilize mental and emotional impulsiveness and other symptoms associated with ADHD.*  

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.

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This proven experienced formula shown to: 
  • Improve concentration
  • Calm the heart and mind
  • Reduce restlessness and irritability
  • Sleep more deeply
*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 needed. For children 5 - teens take 2 to 5 pills once or twice daily. If taking other medication or supplements, allow at least 2 hours before or after using this product.

Different individuals may experience different symptoms, including:

  • Hard to concentrate, can pay attention only for a short period, super active
  • Mild brain dysfunction syndrome
  • Intelligence is normal but slow in learning
  • Slow behavioral and emotional development
  • Emotional impulsiveness that may affect academic performance or daily routine
  • Easily distracted by other things, including unrelated thoughts, forgetful in daily activities

Do Qigong, Yoga or Tai Chi in the morning. Avoid consuming caffeinated products after 11am. It is best to avoid caffeine completely. Minimize intake of sugar; pungent or heavily seasoned foods; and spicy foods because they easily create Heat that rises to agitate the mind.

Allow sufficient time for the mind/brain to rest at night. If the brain is overactive, practice meditation at night. Do not eat late at night. Allow 3 hours after dinner before going to bed. Smoking cigarettes or tobacco products close to bedtime can make it hard to fall asleep. Alcohol makes you fall asleep initially but disrupts your sleep later in the night. Try to be in deep sleep from 11pm to 7am.

Serving Size 10 pills
Serving Per Container 30
Amount Per Serving 3000mg
Herbal Blend:
Goldthread Rhizome
Cape Jasmine Fruit
Szechuan Lovage Root
White Peony Root
Angelica 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 $35.00 - $40.00 per bottle.

Ingredients

Ingredients

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Goldthread rhizome

Goldthread rhizome (Huang Lian) known for its ability to clear heat, resolve dampness, and detoxify, supporting digestive health and reducing inflammation.

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Lovage root

Szechuan Lovage Root (Chuan Xiong) is renowned for invigorating blood circulation, relieving pain, and promoting the smooth flow of Qi (vital energy) throughout the body. It is often used to address conditions related to stagnation, such as menstrual disorders, headaches, and digestive discomfort.

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Cape jasmine fruit

Cape Jasmine Fruit (Zhi Zi) possesses bitter and cooling qualities, making it effective in clearing heat and resolving dampness. It is commonly used to soothe irritability, reduce inflammation, and support overall digestive function. Additionally, it may have a calming effect on the mind and emotions.

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White peony root

White Peony Root (Bai Shao) offers a balance of bitter, sour, and slightly cold properties. It is prized for its ability to nourish blood, regulate menstruation, and soothe Liver Qi stagnation. This herb is commonly used to alleviate symptoms of pain, muscle tension, and menstrual irregularities.

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

Ann's Story

“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 A.D.H.D., Regular Distraction, Lack of Focus or Hyperfocus: A Comprehensive Guide


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental condition characterized by difficulties with attention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. While many people associate ADHD with distractibility and lack of focus, hyperfocus is another aspect of this condition that often goes unnoticed. This comprehensive guide aims to provide a detailed exploration of ADHD, including the experiences of distraction, lack of focus, and hyperfocus, in both adults and children.

Types of ADHD


  1. Predominantly Inattentive Presentation: Difficulty sustaining attention, organizing tasks, and following instructions.
  2. Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive Presentation: Excessive fidgeting, talking, and impulsivity.
  3. Combined Presentation: Symptoms of both inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity.
  • Developmental Course: Symptoms often start in childhood and may persist into adulthood, impacting academic, social, and occupational functioning.
  • Myths and Misconceptions: Dispelling myths like ADHD only affects children or is a lack of discipline helps reduce stigma and increase understanding.

Distraction and Lack of Focus


  • Distraction in ADHD: Characteristics: Difficulty maintaining attention, easily diverted by irrelevant stimuli, and struggling to sustain focus on tasks.
  • Impacts: Consequences include academic challenges, decreased productivity at work, and difficulties in relationships.
  • Coping Strategies: Implement organizational tools like planners, practice time management techniques, break tasks into smaller steps, and create supportive environments with minimal distractions.

Hyperfocus: The Flip Side of ADHD


  • Definition: Intense and prolonged concentration on a specific task, often to the exclusion of all else.
  • Benefits and Drawbacks: Enhances productivity and creativity but may lead to neglect of other responsibilities or loss of awareness of time.
  • Recognizing Hyperfocus: Signs include absorption in a task, time distortion, and intense enthusiasm. Understanding these patterns aids individuals with ADHD in managing their strengths and challenges.

Western Medicine Perspective on A.D.H.D., Regular Distraction, Lack of Focus or Hyperfocus


From a Western medicine perspective, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), along with related issues such as distraction, lack of focus, and hyperfocus, is understood as a neurodevelopmental disorder with complex underlying factors. Here's an overview of the Western medicine perspective on the cause, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of these conditions:

Cause


  • Genetics: ADHD is believed to have a strong genetic component, with hereditary factors playing a significant role in its development. Children with a family history of ADHD are more likely to have the condition.
  • Neurobiological Factors: Neuroimaging studies have identified differences in brain structure and function in individuals with ADHD, particularly in areas involved in attention, impulse control, and executive functioning.
  • Environmental Factors: Prenatal and perinatal factors, such as maternal smoking, alcohol use, or exposure to toxins during pregnancy, as well as early childhood experiences, may also contribute to the development of ADHD.

Symptoms


  • Inattention: Difficulty staying focused, organizing tasks, following instructions, and completing assignments.
  • Hyperactivity: Restlessness, fidgeting, difficulty staying seated, and an aversion to quiet activities.
  • Impulsivity: Acting without thinking, interrupting others, speaking out of turn, and struggling to wait for turns.
  • Distraction and Lack of Focus: Difficulty maintaining attention, easily distracted by external stimuli, and frequent shifts in focus.
  • Hyperfocus: Intense concentration on a task to the exclusion of everything else, making it hard to disengage.

Diagnosis


  • Criteria: Diagnosis of ADHD is based on specific criteria outlined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). These criteria include the presence of symptoms across multiple settings, onset before the age of 12, and impairment in social, academic, or occupational functioning.
  • Comprehensive Evaluation: Diagnosis typically involves a comprehensive evaluation, including clinical interviews, behavioral assessments, and gathering information from multiple sources such as parents, teachers, and caregivers.
  • Differential Diagnosis: It's important to rule out other medical or psychiatric conditions that may present with similar symptoms, such as anxiety disorders, mood disorders, or learning disabilities.

Treatment


  • Medication: Stimulant medications, such as methylphenidate (Ritalin) and amphetamines (Adderall), are commonly prescribed to manage symptoms of ADHD. Non-stimulant medications like atomoxetine (Strattera) and guanfacine (Intuniv) may also be used.
  • Behavioral Therapy: Behavioral interventions, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and parent training programs, can help individuals with ADHD develop coping strategies, improve organizational skills, and manage impulsivity.
  • Educational Support: Accommodations and modifications in educational settings, such as extended time on tests, preferential seating, and breaking tasks into smaller steps, can help students with ADHD succeed academically.
  • Multimodal Treatment: Combining medication with behavioral therapy and educational support, known as multimodal treatment, is often recommended for optimal symptom management.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Perspective on A.D.H.D., Regular Distraction, Lack of Focus or Hyperfocus


In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and related issues such as distraction, lack of focus, and hyperfocus are understood through the lens of imbalance in the body's energy, or Qi, and the interplay of various organ systems. Here's an overview of the TCM perspective on the cause, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of these conditions:

Cause


Qi Imbalance: 

  • Qi, often described as vital energy, is believed to flow throughout the body along pathways called meridians. When this flow of Qi becomes disrupted or imbalanced, it can lead to various health problems, including ADHD.
  • Factors contributing to Qi imbalance may include emotional stress, which can disrupt the smooth flow of Qi and lead to stagnation or excess in certain areas of the body. Additionally, dietary irregularities, such as consuming excessive amounts of processed foods, greasy foods, or sugar, can impact the quality and circulation of Qi.
  • Environmental influences, such as exposure to toxins or pollutants, can also disrupt the flow of Qi and contribute to imbalances. Moreover, genetic predispositions may make some individuals more susceptible to Qi disturbances, increasing their risk of developing ADHD symptoms.

Disharmony of Organ Systems: 

  • TCM views the body as a dynamic system of interconnected organs, each with its own functions and associations. ADHD is seen as a manifestation of disharmony among these organ systems, particularly the Liver, Spleen, Heart, and Kidneys.
  • The Liver is responsible for the smooth flow of Qi and emotions. When the Liver Qi becomes stagnant due to factors like stress or frustration, it can lead to symptoms such as irritability, restlessness, and difficulty concentrating.
  • The Spleen is involved in the transformation and transportation of nutrients, and its deficiency can result in poor concentration, mental fatigue, and forgetfulness.
  • The Heart governs the mind and consciousness, and imbalances in the Heart system may manifest as excessive mental activity, impulsivity, and difficulty maintaining focus.
  • The Kidneys store Jing, or essence, which provides the basis for mental focus and concentration. Disharmony between the Heart and Kidney systems may lead to hyperfocus on certain tasks or activities at the expense of others.

Symptoms


  • Inattention: Linked to Qi stagnation, particularly in the Liver meridian. Symptoms include restlessness, irritability, and difficulty concentrating.
  • Hyperactivity: Resulting from excess Qi or heat affecting the Heart and Liver meridians, leading to fidgeting, impulsivity, and restlessness.
  • Lack of Focus: Attributed to deficiencies in Qi and blood, particularly in the Spleen meridian, resulting in mental fatigue, forgetfulness, and disorganization.
  • Hyperfocus: Imbalances between the Heart and Kidney organ systems can lead to intense concentration on tasks, enhancing productivity but making it difficult to disengage.
  • Hyperactivity While Sleeping: ADHD-related sleep disturbances vary between adults and children. Adults may experience tossing and turning, while children exhibit active movements like flipping around in bed. Addressing these sleep issues is crucial for managing ADHD symptoms and improving overall well-being.

Diagnosis


  • Pattern Differentiation: Diagnosis in TCM involves identifying patterns of disharmony, or syndromes, based on the individual's signs, symptoms, and overall constitution. Common patterns associated with ADHD may include Liver Qi stagnation, Spleen Qi deficiency, Heart-Kidney imbalance, and Phlegm-Heat accumulation.
  • Tongue and Pulse Diagnosis: TCM practitioners may also assess the tongue and pulse to gather additional diagnostic information about the individual's internal state of health and the nature of their imbalances.

Treatment and Prevention


  • Herbal Medicine: TCM utilizes Chinese herbs for focus tailored to address the specific patterns of disharmony identified during diagnosis. Herbs such as Chinese angelica root (Danggui), white peony root (Bai Shao) may be prescribed to regulate Qi, nourish blood, clear heat, and harmonize the organ systems.
  • Acupuncture: Acupuncture involves the insertion of thin needles at specific points along the body's meridians to regulate the flow of Qi and restore balance. Acupuncture treatments may focus on addressing specific patterns of disharmony related to ADHD symptoms.
  • Dietary and Lifestyle Recommendations: TCM emphasizes the importance of dietary modifications, stress reduction techniques (such as Qi Gong or Tai Chi), adequate rest, and emotional well-being in managing ADHD symptoms and promoting overall health and balance.
  • Balancing Qi(energy) Utilization: In modern society, it's believed that nearly 90% of individuals exhibit symptoms akin to Qi Imbalance. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Qi Imbalance is conceptualized as the output of Qi (energy) utilization, whether it's expended through physical activity or mental processes. Considering that the brain consumes approximately 20% of the body's energy daily, excessive use of energy can lead to depletion over time. Thus, balancing energy expenditure is crucial for maintaining overall well-being in TCM philosophy.

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

  • In the context of ADHD and Qi imbalance in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), we can use the analogy of a car's fuel system to illustrate the concept.
  • Imagine the body's Qi as the fuel that powers the car. In individuals with ADHD, there may be an imbalance in how this fuel is distributed and utilized throughout the body, much like a car with a faulty fuel system.
  • For some, there might be an excess of Qi, leading to hyperactivity and impulsivity, akin to a car with a stuck accelerator pedal, constantly racing forward without control.
  • On the other hand, others may experience a deficiency of Qi, resulting in lethargy, lack of focus, and fatigue, similar to a car running low on fuel and struggling to maintain speed.
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  • Liver: Like the engine, it controls energy flow. Imbalance leads to hyperactivity and impulsivity, like a revving engine.
  • Spleen: Similar to the digestive system, it affects focus. Imbalance causes inattention, like fuel inefficiency.
  • Heart: It's like the driver, controlling emotions. Imbalance results in emotional instability, like a distracted driver.
  • Kidneys: Comparable to the battery, it influences vitality. Imbalance leads to fatigue and disrupted sleep, like a drained battery.
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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 that 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 Focus Formula

In TCM, Goldthread Rhizome (Huang Lian)

Nature and Flavor: Huang Lian is classified as bitter and cold in taste and nature. Its bitter flavor helps to clear heat and dry dampness, while its cold nature helps to alleviate symptoms of heat and inflammation.

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

Therapeutic Functions:

  1. Clearing Heat: Huang Lian is prized for its ability to clear heat from the body, making it beneficial for conditions such as fever, inflammation, and infections.
  2. Drying Dampness: It has a special affinity for drying dampness and alleviating symptoms associated with dampness, such as diarrhea, abdominal pain, and vaginal discharge.
  3. Resolving Toxicity: Huang Lian also helps to resolve toxicity and alleviate symptoms of toxicity-related conditions, such as infections, abscesses, and skin rashes.

Common Applications:

  • Gastrointestinal disorders: Huang Lian is frequently used to treat various gastrointestinal disorders, including diarrhea, dysentery, and food poisoning, particularly when accompanied by symptoms of heat and dampness.
  • Infections: Its ability to clear heat and resolve toxicity makes it beneficial for treating infections, such as bacterial infections, viral infections, and fungal infections.
  • Skin conditions: Huang Lian's ability to resolve toxicity makes it useful for treating various skin conditions, including abscesses, boils, acne, and eczema.

Preparation and Dosage: Huang Lian can be prepared in various forms, including decoctions, teas, tinctures, 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, Cape Jasmine Fruit (Zhi Zi)

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

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

Therapeutic Functions:

  1. Clearing Heat: Zhi Zi is prized for its ability to clear heat from the body, making it beneficial for conditions such as fever, inflammation, and heat-related skin disorders.
  2. Draining Dampness: It has a special affinity for draining dampness from the body, making it beneficial for conditions such as edema, jaundice, and urinary tract infections.
  3. Detoxifying the Body: Zhi Zi also has detoxifying properties and is often used to eliminate toxins from the body, particularly in cases of heat toxicity and damp-heat conditions.

Common Applications:

  • Heat-related conditions: Zhi Zi 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.
  • Dampness-related disorders: Its ability to drain dampness makes it beneficial for addressing symptoms such as edema, jaundice, and urinary tract infections associated with dampness accumulation.
  • Liver and Gallbladder disorders: Zhi Zi is used to promote the flow of Liver Qi, alleviate symptoms of Liver heat, and treat conditions such as jaundice and gallstones.

Preparation and Dosage: Zhi Zi 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, Szechuan Lovage Root (Chuan Xiong)

Nature and Flavor: Chuan Xiong is classified as acrid and slightly warm in taste and nature. Its acrid flavor helps to promote the circulation of Qi and Blood, while its warmth helps to alleviate symptoms of cold.

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

Therapeutic Functions:

  1. Promoting Blood Circulation: Chuan Xiong is prized for its ability to promote the circulation of Qi and Blood in the body, making it beneficial for conditions such as menstrual irregularities, abdominal pain, and headaches.
  2. Alleviating Pain: It has a special affinity for alleviating pain, particularly pain caused by stagnation of Qi and Blood, such as menstrual cramps, headaches, and traumatic injuries.
  3. Resolving Stagnation: Chuan Xiong also helps to resolve stagnation and regulate the flow of Qi and Blood in the body, making it useful for conditions such as chest and rib-side pain, abdominal masses, and emotional disturbances.

Common Applications:

  • Menstrual disorders: Chuan Xiong is frequently used to treat various menstrual disorders, including irregular periods, dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation), and amenorrhea (absence of menstruation).
  • Headaches: Its ability to promote blood circulation and alleviate pain makes it beneficial for treating headaches, particularly tension headaches and migraines.
  • Traumatic injuries: Chuan Xiong's ability to resolve stagnation and alleviate pain makes it useful for treating traumatic injuries, such as bruises, sprains, and strains.

Preparation and Dosage: Chuan Xiong can be prepared in various forms, including decoctions, teas, tinctures, 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, White Peony Root(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, 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, 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 Focus Related Conditions

  • Chinese Herbs for A.D.H.D., Regular Distraction, Lack of Focus Due to Qi Imbalance: Combine Energy Endurance 5 to 10 pills with Focus 5 to 10 pills in the morning or before mentally demanding tasks to alleviate stagnation and increase Qi flow, improving focus, concentration, and cognitive performance.
  • Chinese Herbs for A.D.H.D. with Hyperfocus (Spleen Disharmony): Combine Calm 5 to 10 pills, with Focus 5 to 10 pills to harmonize organ systems before tasks that may induce anxiety or nervousness, promoting calmness and concentration under stress.
  • Chinese Herbs for A.D.H.D. with Hyperactivity (Liver Disharmony): Combine Sleep(Mind) 5 to 10 pills, with Focus 1 pill before bed to calm excessive Heart Fire, reducing symptoms like irritability and restlessness, and improving concentration the next day.
  • Chinese Herbs for A.D.H.D. with Hyperactivity While Sleeping (Heart and Kidney Disharmony): Take Focus pills at 7pm to address sleep disturbances related to disharmony of the Heart and Kidneys.

The Highest Quality Chinese Herbs for Focus Formula


Silkie's Focus 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 Focus Formula


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-based remedies for focus, dietary adjustments, and lifestyle modifications, individuals can effectively manage brain health symptoms and improve overall well-being.