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An empirical herbal blend of dark roots, seeds, and fruits to nourish hair roots, reduce hair loss and stimulate the growth of stronger, thicker, healthier hair.*

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

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

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

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This proven experienced formula shown to: 
  • Reduces hair loss and thinning
  • Increases blood flow to the hair
  • Improves overall health and growth of hair
*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. If taking other medication or supplements, allow at least 2 hours before or after using this product.

 

Different individuals may experience different symptoms, including:

  • Hair loss or more shedding of hair
  • Gradual thinning on top of the head
  • Balding or completely bald
  • Circular or patchy bald spots that appear suddenly
  • White or gray hair starting to show
  • Scaly patches that spread over the scalp

Exercise daily to keep your body and immune system strong. Minimize using shampoo with chemicals, you may even wash your hair without any shampoo and just use a bit of lemon juice with water to rinse.  It is best to avoid eating foods that are uncooked (raw), greasy, salty, spicy and chocolate. No smoking, drinking alcohol, coffee and cold beverages. Do get to bed by 11 pm at the latest and sleep soundly through the night so that all systems can recover from the day’s activities.

Serving Size 10 pills
Serving Per Container 30
Amount Per Serving 3000mg
Herbal Blend:
Processed Fleeceflower Root
Black Sesame
Black Bean
Dried Black Date
Poria
Gynostemma
Goji Berries
Other ingredients: Pure honey to aid digestion and absorption

Do not take this herbal formula if you are pregnant. 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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Fleeceflower Root

Fleeceflower root (He Shou Wu) is traditionally used to nourish the liver and kidneys, tonify the blood, and promote hair growth.

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Goji Berries

Goji berries (Gou Qi Zhi) are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, goji berries are believed to nourish the blood, improve circulation, and promote hair growth in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

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Dried Black Date

Dried black date (Hei Zao) are used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to tonify the blood, improve circulation, and nourish the hair follicles.

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Poria

Poria (Fu Ling) is valued in Chinese medicine for its ability to strengthen the spleen and stomach, regulate water metabolism, and promote healthy hair growth.

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

100% Natural

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

Peak Harvest Herbs

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

5 Generations

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

TCM history

Message From Ann

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

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Here's my story.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Understanding Hair Loss: A Comprehensive Guide


Hair loss and thinning can be frustrating and disheartening, affecting both men and women of all ages and can be caused by a variety of factors. Understanding the underlying causes of hair loss is essential for effective management and treatment. This comprehensive guide aims to provide insights into the different types of hair loss, their causes, and available treatment options.

Types of Hair Loss


  • Androgenetic Alopecia (Male and Female Pattern Baldness): This is the most common type of hair loss, characterized by a progressive thinning of hair on the scalp in a predictable pattern. In men, it typically starts with a receding hairline and balding at the crown, while in women, it leads to overall thinning of the hair.
  • Alopecia Areata: Alopecia areata is an autoimmune condition that causes hair loss in patches on the scalp, face, and other parts of the body. It occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles, resulting in sudden hair loss.
  • Telogen Effluvium: Telogen effluvium is a type of temporary hair loss characterized by excessive shedding of hair from the scalp. It is often triggered by significant stress, illness, surgery, childbirth, or rapid weight loss, leading to an imbalance in the hair growth cycle.

Types of Hair Loss


  • Traction Alopecia: Traction alopecia occurs when excessive tension is applied to the hair follicles over a prolonged period, typically due to tight hairstyles like braids, ponytails, or extensions. This can lead to hair breakage and eventual hair loss, particularly along the hairline or in areas where the hair is pulled tightly.
  • Scarring Alopecia: Scarring alopecia, also known as cicatricial alopecia, is a type of hair loss characterized by irreversible damage to the hair follicles, resulting in scar tissue formation. This can be caused by various factors, including inflammation, autoimmune diseases, infections, or trauma to the scalp.
  • Anagen Effluvium: Anagen effluvium is a type of hair loss that occurs during the active growth phase of the hair follicles (anagen phase). It is commonly associated with certain medications, such as chemotherapy drugs, which disrupt the hair growth cycle and lead to sudden and widespread hair loss.

Western Medicine Perspective on Hair Loss


From a Western medicine perspective, hair loss, also known as alopecia, is a multifactorial condition influenced by various genetic, hormonal, environmental, and lifestyle factors. Here's an overview of how Western medicine views hair loss:

Causes of Hair Loss


  • Genetics: Androgenetic alopecia, commonly known as male or female pattern baldness, is the most prevalent form of hair loss and is heavily influenced by genetic predisposition. Specific genes inherited from both parents can determine an individual's susceptibility to hair thinning and balding.
  • Hormonal Factors: Hormonal imbalances can contribute to hair loss. For example, dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a derivative of testosterone, is believed to shorten the hair growth cycle and lead to miniaturization of hair follicles in individuals genetically predisposed to androgenetic alopecia.

Cause of Hair Loss


  • Medical Conditions: Certain medical conditions and diseases can cause or exacerbate hair loss. These may include thyroid disorders, autoimmune conditions like alopecia areata, scalp infections, nutritional deficiencies, and chronic illnesses such as lupus or diabetes.
  • Medications and Treatments: Some medications and medical treatments can have hair loss as a side effect. Chemotherapy drugs, for instance, target rapidly dividing cells, including hair follicles, leading to temporary hair loss during treatment. Other medications, such as certain antidepressants, blood thinners, and acne medications, may also cause hair shedding.

Cause of Hair Loss


  • Stress and Lifestyle Factors: Psychological stress, physical trauma, poor nutrition, and unhealthy lifestyle habits can contribute to hair loss. Chronic stress, in particular, can disrupt the hair growth cycle and lead to increased shedding.
  • Hair Care Practices: Overuse of harsh hair treatments, frequent heat styling, tight hairstyles, and improper hair care practices can damage the hair shaft and weaken the hair, leading to breakage and thinning over time.

Cause of Hair Loss


  • Age: Hair naturally undergoes changes with age, including a decrease in hair density and diameter. Hormonal changes associated with aging, as well as reduced blood flow to the scalp, can contribute to age-related hair loss.
  • Scalp Health and Environment: The health of the scalp, including conditions like dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis, and scalp psoriasis, can impact hair growth. Environmental factors such as exposure to pollutants, UV radiation, and harsh weather conditions may also affect hair health.

Symptoms and Diagnosis


  • Signs of Hair Loss
  • Diagnostic Tests (e.g., Hair Pull Test, Scalp Biopsy, Blood Tests)

Treatment Options


  • Medications (e.g., Minoxidil, Finasteride)
  • Topical Treatments (e.g., Corticosteroid Creams, Anthralin)
  • Oral Supplements (e.g., Biotin, Iron)
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
  • Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)
  • Hair Transplantation
  • Lifestyle Modifications (e.g., Stress Management, Balanced Diet)

Prevention Strategies


  • Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle
  • Avoid Harsh Hairstyling Practices
  • Manage Stress Effectively
  • Ensure Adequate Nutrition
  • Regular Scalp Care Routine
  • Seek Prompt Treatment for Scalp Conditions
  • Minimize Exposure to Environmental Toxins

Coping with Hair Loss


  • Support Groups and Counseling
  • Wigs, Hairpieces, and Scarves
  • Camouflage Techniques (e.g., Hair Fibers, Scalp Micropigmentation)
  • Embracing Hair Loss as Part of Self-Identity

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Perspective on Hair Loss


In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), hair loss is often viewed as a manifestation of an underlying imbalance in the body's Qi (vital energy), blood circulation, and organ systems. Here's an overview of TCM's perspective on hair loss, including its types, causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention:

Types of Hair Loss in TCM


  • Blood Deficiency: Hair loss due to insufficient nourishment of the hair follicles and poor blood circulation.
  • Kidney Deficiency: Hair loss associated with weakened kidney function, which is considered the root of hair health in TCM.
  • Liver Qi Stagnation: Hair loss caused by emotional stress, which impairs the smooth flow of qi and blood to the scalp.
  • Phlegm-Dampness Accumulation: Hair loss accompanied by greasy scalp, dandruff, and oily skin, indicating an imbalance in body fluids.
  • Blood Stasis: Hair loss resulting from poor blood circulation and stagnant blood flow to the scalp.

Causes of Hair Loss in TCM


  • Weakness or deficiency in the Kidney and Liver systems.
  • Emotional stress, which disrupts the flow of Qi and Blood. Gradual thinning on top of the head, circular or patchy bald spots, and sudden loosening of hair are all signs of hair loss, which may be caused by Blood deficiency or Qi stagnation.
  • Poor diet and nutrition, leading to blood deficiency or stagnation. Blood deficiency can result in weakened hair follicles due to lack of nourishment, while Qi stagnation can block the flow of nutrients and energy to the hair follicles, causing them to weaken and eventually leading to hair loss.
  • External factors like excessive heat, wind, and dampness affect the scalp.
  • Chronic illnesses or systemic imbalances affecting the body's overall health.

Symptoms of Hair Loss in TCM


  • Hair falls easily.
  • Gradual thinning on top of head.
  • Circular or patchy bald spots.
  • Sudden loosening of hair.
  • White or gray hair.
  • Balding spots or completely bald.
  • Thinning of hair or bald patches on the scalp.
  • Weak or brittle hair that breaks easily.
  • Dry or greasy scalp with dandruff.
  • Signs of blood deficiency such as pale complexion, fatigue, and palpitations.
  • Emotional symptoms like irritability, anxiety, or depression.

Diagnosis in TCM


  • TCM practitioners diagnose hair loss by considering the patient's overall health, medical history, and presenting symptoms.
  • They examine the quality of the hair, scalp condition, and observe other signs of systemic imbalance such as tongue appearance and pulse diagnosis.

Treatment in TCM


  • Herbal Medicine: Prescribing herbal formulas contain Chinese herbs for hair growth specific to address the underlying imbalances causing hair loss, such as tonifying the Kidney and Liver, nourishing Blood, and promoting Qi circulation.
  • Acupuncture: Stimulating specific acupuncture points to regulate Qi and Blood flow, alleviate stress, and improve overall health.
  • Scalp Massage: Gentle massage techniques to promote blood circulation to the scalp and stimulate hair follicles.

Treatment in TCM


  • Dietary Therapy: Recommending foods that nourish the Blood and strengthen the Kidney and Liver systems, such as dark leafy greens, beans, nuts, and seeds.
  • Lifestyle Recommendations: Stress management techniques, adequate rest, and regular exercise to support overall well-being.
  • Micro Needling with Herbal Serums: A proprietary herbal serum containing herbs with anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties is used with micro needling,  a non-surgical procedure with a holistic approach to hair loss treatment. This method stimulates hair follicles, enhances serum absorption, improves blood circulation, reduces scalp inflammation, and promotes scalp health.

Prevention in TCM


  • Maintaining a balanced and nutritious diet.
  • Managing stress through relaxation techniques like meditation, QiGong, or Tai Chi.
  • Avoiding excessive heat styling and harsh chemical treatments.
  • Protecting the scalp from environmental factors like wind, sun, and cold.
  • Regular exercise and adequate sleep to support overall health and vitality.

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.

Introducing the Highest Quality Herbs Inside Healthy Hair

In TCM, Processed Fleeceflower Root (Zhi He Shou Wu)

Nature and Flavor: Zhi He Shou Wu is classified as sweet, bitter, and slightly warm in taste and nature. Its sweet flavor helps to tonify Qi and nourish Yin, while its bitter taste aids in clearing heat and resolving toxicity. Its warmth promotes circulation and dispels cold.

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

Therapeutic Functions:

  1. Nourishing the Liver and Kidneys: Zhi He Shou Wu is renowned for its ability to nourish the Liver and Kidneys, the two primary organs associated with vitality and longevity in TCM. It helps to replenish Liver and Kidney Yin and Essence, tonify these organs, and support their functions.
  2. Tonifying Essence and Blood: It has a special affinity for tonifying Essence (Jing) and Blood (Xue), making it beneficial for conditions such as fatigue, weakness, and dizziness caused by Essence and Blood deficiency.
  3. Promoting Hair Growth: Zhi He Shou Wu is traditionally used to promote hair growth and prevent premature graying, by nourishing the Blood and Essence, improving circulation to the scalp, and supporting hair follicle health.

Common Applications:

  • Premature Graying of Hair: Zhi He Shou Wu is frequently used to treat premature graying of hair, thinning hair, and hair loss caused by Essence and Blood deficiency, by nourishing the Liver and Kidneys, promoting hair growth, and restoring hair color.
  • Vitality and Longevity: Its ability to nourish the Liver and Kidneys, tonify Essence and Blood, and promote overall vitality makes Zhi He Shou Wu beneficial for enhancing longevity, vitality, and resilience, particularly in cases of aging-related symptoms.
  • Reproductive Health: Zhi He Shou Wu's tonic properties can also benefit reproductive health, fertility, and sexual function, by nourishing the reproductive organs, tonifying Essence and Blood, and enhancing overall vitality.

Preparation and Dosage: The processing of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) plays an important role in the clinical application, which usually has the function of "increasing efficiency and reducing toxicity". Zhi He Shou Wu is commonly available in processed root form and can be prepared as a decoction, powder, or added to herbal formulas. The dosage may vary depending on the specific condition being treated and individual needs. It's essential to consult a qualified TCM practitioner for personalized guidance.

In TCM, Black Sesame (Hei Zhi Ma)

Nature and Flavor: Hei Zhi Ma is classified as sweet and neutral in taste and nature. Its sweet flavor helps to tonify the Spleen and nourish the Blood, while its neutral nature makes it suitable for a wide range of conditions.

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

Therapeutic Functions:

  1. Nourishing the Blood: Hei Zhi Ma is prized for its ability to nourish the Blood and tonify the Liver and Kidneys, making it beneficial for conditions such as anemia, dizziness, and blurred vision.
  2. Moistening the Intestines: It has a special affinity for moistening the intestines and promoting bowel movements, helping to alleviate symptoms such as constipation and dry stools.
  3. Promoting Hair and Skin Health: Hei Zhi Ma also helps to promote hair growth, maintain hair color, and nourish the skin, making it beneficial for conditions such as premature graying, hair loss, and dry skin.

Common Applications:

  • Blood deficiency: Hei Zhi Ma is frequently used to treat blood deficiency-related conditions, such as anemia, fatigue, and pale complexion, particularly in women.
  • Constipation: Its ability to moisten the intestines and promote bowel movements makes it useful for treating constipation, particularly in cases of dry stools.
  • Hair and skin health: Hei Zhi Ma's nourishing properties make it beneficial for promoting hair growth, maintaining hair color, and nourishing the skin, particularly in cases of premature graying and dry skin.

Preparation and Dosage: Hei Zhi 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, Black Beans (Hei Dou)

Nature and Flavor: Hei Dou is classified as sweet and neutral in taste and nature. Its sweet flavor helps to tonify the Spleen and nourish the Blood, while its neutral nature makes it suitable for a wide range of conditions.

Meridian Affinity: This food primarily targets the Kidney and Spleen meridians.

Therapeutic Functions:

  1. Tonifying the Kidneys: Hei Dou is prized for its ability to tonify the Kidneys, making it beneficial for conditions such as weakness and soreness in the lower back and knees, frequent urination, and reproductive health issues.
  2. Nourishing the Blood: It has a special affinity for nourishing the Blood and replenishing the Essence (Jing), making it useful for conditions such as anemia, fatigue, and reproductive disorders.
  3. Promoting Overall Health: Hei Dou also provides a wide range of nutrients, including protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals, which support overall health and vitality.

Common Applications:

  • Kidney deficiency: Hei Dou is frequently used to tonify the Kidneys and nourish the reproductive system, making it beneficial for conditions such as infertility, impotence, and menopausal symptoms.
  • Blood deficiency: Its ability to nourish the Blood makes it useful for treating conditions such as anemia, fatigue, and pale complexion.
  • Digestive health: Hei Dou's high fiber content supports digestive health by promoting regular bowel movements and preventing constipation.

Preparation and Dosage: Hei Dou can be prepared in various ways, including soaking, cooking, and sprouting. They can be incorporated into soups, stews, salads, or consumed as a standalone dish. There is no specific dosage for consumption as a food, but moderation is recommended as part of a balanced diet.

In TCM, Dried Black Date (Hei Zao)

Nature and Flavor: Hei Zao is classified as sweet in taste and neutral in nature. Its sweet flavor helps to tonify the Spleen and nourish the Blood, while its neutral nature makes it suitable for a wide range of conditions.

Meridian Affinity: This food primarily targets the Spleen, Stomach, and Liver meridians.

Therapeutic Functions:

  1. Nourishing the Blood: Hei Zao is prized for its ability to nourish the Blood and replenish the Essence (Jing), making it beneficial for conditions such as anemia, fatigue, and reproductive disorders.
  2. Tonifying the Spleen and Stomach: It has a special affinity for tonifying the Spleen and Stomach, improving digestion, and alleviating symptoms such as poor appetite, bloating, and diarrhea.
  3. Promoting Overall Health: Hei Zao is rich in nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, which support overall health, boost immunity, and enhance vitality.

Common Applications:

  • Blood deficiency: Hei Zao is frequently used to nourish the Blood and Essence, making it beneficial for treating conditions such as anemia, menstrual irregularities, and fatigue.
  • Digestive disorders: Its ability to tonify the Spleen and Stomach makes it useful for improving digestion and alleviating symptoms such as poor appetite, bloating, and diarrhea.
  • Respiratory health: Hei Zao's rich nutritional content supports respiratory health and boosts immunity, making it beneficial for preventing and managing respiratory infections.

Preparation and Dosage: Hei Zao can be consumed in various ways, including raw, cooked, or as a tea infusion. They can be added to soups, stews, porridges, or consumed as a snack. There is no specific dosage for consumption as a food, but moderation is recommended as part of a balanced diet.

In TCM, Gynostemma (Jiao Gu Lan)

Nature and Flavor: Jiao Gu Lan is classified as sweet and slightly bitter in taste and neutral in nature. Its sweet flavor helps to tonify the Qi and nourish Yin, while its slightly bitter flavor helps to clear heat and promote detoxification.

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

Therapeutic Functions:

  1. Tonifying Qi: Jiao Gu Lan is prized for its ability to tonify Qi and strengthen the Spleen, making it beneficial for conditions such as fatigue, weakness, and poor appetite.
  2. Nourishing Yin: It has a special affinity for nourishing Yin and moistening dryness, helping to alleviate symptoms such as dry cough, dry throat, and dry skin.
  3. Promoting Overall Health and Longevity: Jiao Gu Lan is considered an adaptogen, which helps the body adapt to stress and maintain homeostasis. It is also rich in antioxidants, which protect against free radical damage and support overall health and longevity.

Common Applications:

  • Fatigue and weakness: Jiao Gu Lan is frequently used to tonify Qi and alleviate symptoms of fatigue, weakness, and lethargy, particularly in elderly individuals.
  • Respiratory conditions: Its ability to nourish Yin and moisten dryness makes it beneficial for treating respiratory conditions such as dry cough, asthma, and bronchitis.
  • Cardiovascular health: Jiao Gu Lan's adaptogenic and antioxidant properties support cardiovascular health by reducing inflammation, improving circulation, and lowering cholesterol levels.

Preparation and Dosage: Jiao Gu Lan can be prepared as a tea infusion, decoction, or taken in supplement form. The dosage may vary depending on the specific condition being treated and the formulation used. It's essential to consult a qualified TCM practitioner for personalized guidance.

In TCM, Goji Berries (Gou Qi Zhi)

Nature and Flavor: Gou Qi Zi is classified as sweet and neutral in taste and nature. Its sweet flavor helps to tonify the Liver and Kidneys, while its neutral nature makes it suitable for a wide range of conditions.

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

Therapeutic Functions:

  1. Nourishing the Liver and Kidneys: Gou Qi Zi is prized for its ability to nourish the Liver and Kidneys, making it beneficial for conditions such as dizziness, blurred vision, and soreness and weakness in the lower back and knees.
  2. Improving Vision: It has a special affinity for improving vision and nourishing the eyes, helping to alleviate symptoms such as blurry vision, dry eyes, and night blindness.
  3. Boosting Overall Health and Vitality: Gou Qi Zi is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, which support overall health, boost immunity, and enhance vitality.

Common Applications:

  • Eye health: Gou Qi Zi is frequently used to nourish the eyes, improve vision, and prevent eye disorders, particularly in cases of aging-related vision decline and eye fatigue.
  • Liver and Kidney deficiency: Its ability to nourish the Liver and Kidneys makes it useful for treating symptoms such as dizziness, tinnitus, and lower back pain, particularly in elderly individuals.
  • Immune support: Gou Qi Zi's antioxidant properties support immune function and protect against oxidative stress, making it beneficial for preventing and managing various diseases.

Preparation and Dosage: Gou Qi Zi can be consumed in various forms, including raw, cooked, or as a tea infusion. They can be added to soups, stews, porridges, or consumed as a snack. The recommended dosage is typically 10-30 grams per day, but it's essential to consult a qualified TCM practitioner for personalized guidance.

In TCM, Poria (Fu Ling)

Nature and Flavor: Fu Ling is classified as sweet and bland in taste and neutral in nature. This makes it gentle on the digestive system and suitable for a wide range of constitutions.

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

Therapeutic Functions:

  1. Draining Dampness: Fu Ling is renowned for its ability to drain dampness from the body, helping to alleviate symptoms such as edema, diarrhea, and urinary difficulties. Dampness is considered a pathogenic factor in TCM, and excess dampness can lead to a variety of health issues.
  2. Tonifying the Spleen: It strengthens the Spleen and promotes healthy digestion, making it useful for addressing symptoms of Spleen deficiency, such as poor appetite, loose stools, and fatigue.
  3. Calming the Mind: Fu Ling has a calming effect on the mind, helping to soothe irritability, anxiety, and insomnia. It is often used in formulas aimed at promoting emotional well-being and reducing stress.

Common Applications:

  • Dampness-related conditions: Fu Ling is frequently included in formulas aimed at draining dampness from the body, such as those used to treat edema, diarrhea, and urinary tract infections.
  • Digestive disorders: Its Spleen-tonifying properties make it beneficial for addressing symptoms of poor digestion, such as poor appetite, abdominal bloating, and loose stools.
  • Emotional imbalances: Fu Ling's calming effects on the mind make it useful for promoting emotional stability and reducing symptoms of anxiety, irritability, and insomnia.

Preparation and Dosage: Fu Ling 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.

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Reduced Hair Shedding:

  • Monitor the amount of hair shedding daily or weekly by observing the hair on your pillow, in the shower drain, or on your hairbrush.
  • Note any changes in the amount of hair shedding over time. Reduced shedding may indicate that the supplement is helping to strengthen hair follicles and reduce hair loss.

Baby Hair Growth along Hairline:

  • Check your hairline regularly, especially around the temples and forehead.
  • Look for fine, wispy hairs or "baby hairs" that start to appear along the hairline.
  • Document any noticeable growth of baby hairs over several weeks or months, indicating new hair follicle stimulation and growth.

Thicker, Stronger Hair:

  • Assess the thickness and strength of your hair strands by feeling the texture and observing any changes in hair density.
  • Look for signs of increased volume or resilience in your hair.
  • Note any improvements in hair texture and strength, such as reduced breakage or split ends.

Improved Growth at the Crown:

  • Focus on the area at the top of your head or crown where hair growth may be sparse or thinning.
  • Monitor any changes in hair growth and density in this area.
  • Take photographs with the same angle and lighting regularly to track progress and compare the appearance of the crown hair over time.

Accelerated Growth Rate: 

  • Observe that hair strands are growing longer within a shorter period, indicating improved hair growth and potential enhancement of hair length.
  • Monitor the ongoing progress of hair growth over time, ensuring that the benefits of the remedy are sustained and result in continued improvement.

Observe a Reduction in Gray Hair: 

  • Notice any strands that transition back to the original hair color, indicating a reversal of graying hair.
  • Witness a gradual fading or lightening of gray hairs, potentially leading to a less noticeable appearance over time.

To Achieve Your Desired Results with Silkie Healthy Hair

  • For fast results: Take 10 pills in the morning and 10 pills at night.
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