Allergy herbal formula, 100% Pure natural herbs, blended, made, and packaged in the USA, honey is the only binding agent, no artificial fillers or ingredients herbs harvested at the height of potency.
Allergy herbal formula, 100% Pure natural herbs, blended, made, and packaged in the USA, Non GMO | Gluten Free | No sugar, corn or dairy | No artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, chemical binders or wax.
Allergy Relief - hay fever, allergies... 風火熱
An empirical herbal blend of heat clearing herbs helps regulate allergic reactions to reduce itchiness, sneezing, and runny/stuffy nose with white, yellow or green discharge. 100% Pure natural herbs, blended, made, and packaged in the USA.
Allergy Relief - hay fever, allergies... 風火熱

Allergy Relief - hay fever, allergies... 風火熱

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An empirical herbal blend of heat clearing herbs helps regulate allergic reactions to reduce itchiness, sneezing, and runny/stuffy nose with white, yellow or green discharge.*

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.

A Proven, Researched-Backed Allergy Formula

Studies published in journals such as the Journal of Ethnopharmacology have highlighted the anticancer, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects of Magnolia flower, Magnolia officinalis Cortex (Xin Yi Hua), showing its significant effects on digestive system, respiratory system and cardiovascular system. Similarly, research in Journal of Ethnopharmacology has demonstrated that Forsythia (Lian Qiao) has many active compounds and various pharmacological activities including anti-inflammation and antioxidants, making it particularly beneficial for those suffering from allergy-related symptoms.

This proven experienced formula shown to: 
  • Relieves allergic irritation of the eyes, nose, throat
  • Reduces runny nose and discharge
  • Prepares the body to combat seasonal/pollen allergies
*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 10 pills once or twice daily if needed. For children under 18 take 3 to 5 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:

  • Hay fever, swollen, itchy, red or watery eyes, stuffy or runny nose
  • Cough, sore throat, headache
  • Itchiness around the eyes, nose, mouth, or skin
  • Red spots on the hands and feet or hives
  • Yellowish or green phlegm

Exercise daily to keep your body and immune system strong. Keep your environment clean.  While taking this supplement, it is best to avoid eating spicy, greasy, or pungent foods; egg, sushi, chocolate, and seafood like shrimp and shellfish. Avoid coffee and cold beverages.

Serving Size 10 pills
Serving Per Container 30
Amount Per Serving 3000mg
Herbal Blend:
Magnolia Flower
Mint
Scute
Dahurian Angelica Root
Forsythia
Xanthium
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.

Combining herbal formulas can effectively address multiple health concerns or enhance Allergy related conditions: 

  • For Allergic Dermatitis with Eczema (oozing blisters, redness, itching), take Itch and Rash(X) (5-10 pills) with Allergy formula (5-10 pills) for system cleansing.
  • For Allergic Reactions to insect stings (localized swelling, itching), take Itch and Rash (5-10 pills) with Allergy formula (5-10 pills) for system cleansing.
  • For Chronic Allergic Rhinitis or Sinusitis (nasal congestion, cough with phlegm), take Sinus (1-2 pills), Cough(C) (8-10 pills), and Allergy formula (5-10 pills) for system cleansing.
  • For Allergic Rhinitis with Asthma (sneezing, nasal congestion, wheezing), take Sinus (1-2 pills), Cough(C) (8-10 pills), Asthma(H) (3-5 pills), and Allergy formula (3-5 pills) for system cleansing.
  • For Immune System Dysfunction causing excessive nasal discharge or congestion, take Sinus (1-5 pills), Cough(C) (8-10 pills), Kidney Yin (3-5 pills), Immune (1 pill), and Allergy formula (3-5 pills) for system cleansing.

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Ingredients

Ingredients

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Magnolia flower bud

Magnolia flower (Xin Yi Hua) helps unblock nasal passages and expel wind-cold, providing relief from congestion and sneezing.

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Mint

Mint (Bo He) clears wind-heat trapped in the head, eyes, and throat area, reducing symptoms such as itchiness and irritation.

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Scute

Scute (Huang Qin) removes dampness (phlegm) with yellow or green mucus, addressing symptoms of nasal discharge and congestion.

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Forsythia

Forsythia (Lian Qiao) removes toxic heat and inflammation, providing relief from inflammatory symptoms associated with allergies.

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 Allergy: A Comprehensive Guide


Allergy is a hypersensitive reaction of the immune system to substances that are usually harmless to most people. These substances, known as allergens, can trigger allergic reactions ranging from mild symptoms to severe and potentially life-threatening conditions. Understanding the causes, types, and treatments of allergies is essential for effective management and prevention.

Types of Allergies


Allergic reactions can affect various parts of the body and manifest in different ways. Common types of allergies include:

  • Respiratory Allergies: Allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and allergic asthma are respiratory allergies characterized by symptoms such as sneezing, nasal congestion, coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath.
  • Skin Allergies: Allergic dermatitis, eczema, and hives (urticaria) are skin allergies that cause redness, itching, swelling, and rash on the skin.

Types of Allergies


  • Food Allergies: Food allergies occur when the immune system reacts to proteins in certain foods, leading to symptoms such as swelling, itching, hives, gastrointestinal discomfort, and in severe cases, anaphylaxis.
  • Insect Sting Allergies: Allergic reactions to insect stings, such as those from bees, wasps, hornets, and fire ants, can cause localized swelling, redness, itching, and in severe cases, anaphylaxis.
  • Medication Allergies: Some individuals may develop allergic reactions to certain medications, such as antibiotics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and anesthesia drugs, leading to symptoms ranging from mild rash to life-threatening anaphylaxis.

Western Medicine Perspective on Allergies


Allergies are a common and complex health issue that Western medicine approaches through understanding the body's immune response to allergens. Here's an overview of the Western medicine perspective on allergies, including causes, types, diagnosis, and treatment:

Causes of Allergies


Allergies occur when the immune system mistakenly identifies harmless substances, known as allergens, as threats and mount an immune response against them. Common allergens include:

  • Genetic Predisposition: Individuals with a family history of allergies are more likely to develop allergic conditions themselves, suggesting a genetic component to allergy susceptibility.
  • Environmental Factors: Exposure to certain allergens in the environment, such as pollen: Found in plants, trees, and grasses; Dust Mites: Microscopic organisms commonly found in household dust; Pet Dander: Shed skin cells, fur, or feathers from animals such as cats, dogs, and birds; Mold: Fungi that grow in damp environments, such as bathrooms and basements; Certain Foods: Common food allergens include peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, milk, soy, wheat, fish, and shellfish. These can trigger allergic reactions in susceptible individuals.
  • Immune System Dysfunction: Imbalances in the immune system, such as an overactive immune response to harmless substances or a deficiency in regulatory immune cells, can contribute to the development of allergies.
  • Early Childhood Exposures: Early exposure to allergens during infancy and childhood may increase the risk of developing allergies later in life. This phenomenon is known as the "hygiene hypothesis.

Types of Allergic Reactions


Allergic reactions can vary widely in severity and may affect different parts of the body. Common types of allergic reactions include:

  1. Respiratory Allergies: Allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and allergic asthma affect the respiratory system, causing symptoms such as sneezing, runny or congested nose, coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath.
  2. Skin Allergies: Allergic dermatitis, eczema, and hives (urticaria) manifest as redness, itching, swelling, and rash on the skin.
  3. Food Allergies: Food allergies can cause gastrointestinal symptoms (e.g., nausea, vomiting, diarrhea), skin reactions (e.g., hives, itching), respiratory symptoms, or even anaphylaxis, a severe and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction.
  4. Insect Sting Allergies: Allergic reactions to insect stings, such as those from bees, wasps, hornets, and fire ants, can cause localized swelling, redness, itching, and in severe cases, anaphylaxis.

Diagnosis of Allergies


Allergy diagnosis typically involves a combination of medical history, physical examination, and allergy testing. Common allergy tests include:

  • Skin Prick Test: Small amounts of allergens are pricked or scratched into the skin, and any resulting reaction (e.g., redness, swelling) is observed.
  • Blood Tests: Blood samples are tested for the presence of specific antibodies (e.g., IgE) that indicate an allergic response to particular allergens.
  • Elimination Diet: In cases of suspected food allergies, certain foods are eliminated from the diet, and symptoms are monitored to identify potential triggers.

Treatment of Allergies


Treatment for allergies aims to alleviate symptoms, prevent future allergic reactions, and improve overall quality of life. Common treatment approaches include:

  1. Allergen Avoidance: Identifying and avoiding exposure to allergens is the first line of defense against allergic reactions.
  2. Medications: Over-the-counter and prescription medications, such as antihistamines, decongestants, nasal corticosteroids, and asthma inhalers, can help relieve allergy symptoms.
  3. Allergy Immunotherapy: Allergy immunotherapy, also known as allergy shots or sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT), involves gradually exposing the immune system to small doses of allergens to desensitize the body's response and reduce allergic reactions over time.
  4. Emergency Treatment: For severe allergic reactions, such as anaphylaxis, immediate medical attention is required. Treatment may involve the administration of epinephrine (adrenaline) via an auto-injector, followed by supportive care in a medical setting.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Perspective on Allergy


In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), allergies are viewed as disruptions in the body's natural balance, often stemming from underlying imbalances in the organs and systems that govern health. TCM approaches allergies holistically, aiming to address both the symptoms and the root causes of allergic reactions. Here's a detailed exploration of the TCM perspective on allergies:

Root Causes of Allergy According to TCM


TCM considers allergies to be the result of imbalances in the organs, particularly the lungs, stomach, spleen, and kidneys. Prolonged exposure to environmental factors, such as hot or cold winds, can weaken these organs and disrupt their normal functions:

  • Lung Dysfunction: The lungs in TCM are responsible for governing the respiratory system and controlling the nose. When the lungs' Qi (energy) is compromised, it can lead to nasal problems such as congestion, sneezing, and runny nose. Factors such as exposure to environmental pollutants, cold or dry weather, and weakened lung function due to factors like grief or sadness can contribute to lung imbalances and trigger allergic reactions.
  • Spleen and Stomach Weakness: The spleen and stomach play vital roles in digestion and nutrient absorption in TCM. When these organs are weakened or imbalanced, it can lead to poor digestion, accumulation of dampness or phlegm, and symptoms such as itchiness in the nose, eyes, throat, and face. Dietary factors, such as consuming greasy or spicy foods, irregular eating habits, and excessive worry or overthinking, can weaken the spleen and stomach and contribute to allergic reactions.

Root Causes of Allergy According to TCM


  • Kidney Qi Deficiency: The kidneys are responsible for regulating fluid balance and supporting overall vitality in TCM. When the kidney qi (energy) is deficient or imbalanced, it can lead to issues with fluid metabolism, resulting in symptoms such as excessive nasal discharge or congestion. Factors such as chronic stress, overexertion, and poor lifestyle habits can weaken kidney function and contribute to allergic symptoms.
  • External Pathogens: TCM also recognizes external factors, known as external pathogens, that can invade the body and disrupt its balance. These pathogens, which include wind, cold, heat, and dampness, can exacerbate existing imbalances in the body and trigger allergic reactions. For example, exposure to wind-cold (cold wind) may lead to nasal congestion and sneezing, while exposure to wind-heat (dry heat wind) may cause itching and inflammation of the eyes and throat.
  • Emotional Factors: Emotional imbalances, such as stress, anxiety, and unresolved emotions, are considered important factors in TCM's understanding of allergies. Emotional stress can weaken the body's defenses, disrupt organ function, and exacerbate underlying imbalances that contribute to allergic reactions.

Types of Allergic Reactions


In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), allergic reactions are classified based on the specific patterns of imbalance observed in the body and the associated symptoms. While TCM does not use the same terminology as Western medicine to categorize allergic reactions, it recognizes various patterns of disharmony that can manifest as allergic symptoms. Here are some common types of allergic reactions identified in TCM:

  • Wind-Heat Invasion: Wind-heat invasion occurs when external pathogens, such as wind and heat, penetrate the body and disrupt its balance. This pattern is characterized by symptoms such as sneezing, itchy or sore throat, red and watery eyes, and nasal congestion with yellowish or green phlegm. Wind-heat invasion is often associated with acute allergic rhinitis or hay fever.
  • Dampness-Phlegm Accumulation: Dampness-phlegm accumulation refers to the accumulation of dampness and phlegm in the body, which can obstruct the flow of Qi (energy) and lead to allergic symptoms. This pattern is characterized by symptoms such as nasal congestion with thick, sticky mucus, coughing with profuse phlegm, digestive issues, and a heavy sensation in the body. It is commonly seen in cases of chronic allergic rhinitis or sinusitis.

Types of Allergic Reactions


  • Lung Qi Deficiency: Lung Qi deficiency occurs when the lungs are weakened and unable to perform their functions properly, leading to vulnerability to external pathogens and allergic reactions. This pattern is characterized by symptoms such as frequent colds or respiratory infections, weak immune function, shortness of breath, fatigue, and mild allergic symptoms such as nasal congestion and sneezing.
  • Spleen-Stomach Disharmony: Spleen-stomach disharmony refers to imbalances in the digestive system, which can contribute to the development of allergic reactions. This pattern is characterized by symptoms such as poor appetite, bloating, indigestion, loose stools or diarrhea, and mild allergic symptoms such as itchiness in the nose, eyes, or throat. Imbalances in the spleen and stomach can weaken the body's defenses and increase susceptibility to allergens.

Types of Allergic Reactions


  • Liver Qi Stagnation: Liver Qi stagnation occurs when emotional stress or frustration disrupts the smooth flow of Qi in the body, leading to tension and stagnation. While not directly related to allergic reactions, liver Qi stagnation can exacerbate existing allergic symptoms and contribute to their severity. This pattern is characterized by symptoms such as irritability, mood swings, headaches, muscle tension, and worsened allergic symptoms during periods of stress or emotional upset.
  • Kidney Deficiency: Kidney deficiency refers to weaknesses or imbalances in the kidney system, which plays a crucial role in maintaining overall health and vitality. While not directly associated with allergic reactions, kidney deficiency can predispose individuals to weakened immune function and increased susceptibility to allergens. This pattern is characterized by symptoms such as fatigue, weakness, low back pain, frequent urination, and mild allergic symptoms such as nasal congestion or sneezing.

Diagnosis of Allergies


Here's an overview of how TCM diagnoses allergies:

  • Comprehensive Assessment: TCM practitioners begin by conducting a thorough assessment of the individual's health history, including past medical conditions, lifestyle habits, dietary patterns, and emotional well-being. This helps to understand the underlying factors that may be contributing to allergies.
  • Examination of Signs and Symptoms: TCM diagnosis relies heavily on observing signs and symptoms that manifest in the body. Practitioners pay close attention to physical manifestations such as nasal congestion, sneezing, itching, runny nose, watery eyes, and skin rashes, as well as accompanying symptoms such as fatigue, digestive issues, and emotional disturbances.
  • Examination of the Tongue: The tongue is considered a valuable diagnostic tool in TCM, providing insights into the overall health of the body and the specific patterns of imbalance present. Practitioners examine the color, coating, shape, and moisture of the tongue to assess the state of the internal organs and their corresponding meridians.

Diagnosis of Allergies


  • Assessment of the Pulse: Pulse diagnosis is another essential component of TCM diagnosis, offering valuable information about the functioning of the body's organs and systems. Practitioners palpate the pulse at various positions on the wrist to detect qualities such as rate, rhythm, strength, and depth, which correspond to specific organ imbalances and energetic patterns.
  • Identification of Patterns of Imbalance: Based on the assessment of signs, symptoms, tongue, and pulse, TCM practitioners identify patterns of imbalance known as "syndromes" or "patterns." These patterns encompass various aspects of the individual's physical, emotional, and energetic state and provide a framework for understanding the underlying mechanisms of allergies.
  • Differential Diagnosis: TCM diagnosis involves a process of differential diagnosis, where practitioners compare and analyze various signs, symptoms, and diagnostic findings to determine the most appropriate treatment strategies. This approach allows for individualized and targeted interventions to address the unique needs of each patient.

Treating Allergies with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)


In TCM, allergies are approached holistically, targeting both the symptoms and underlying imbalances in the body. Here's a guide to how TCM treats allergies:

  • Diagnosis: TCM practitioners begin by identifying the specific patterns of imbalance in the body that contribute to allergies. This involves assessing symptoms, examining the tongue, and feeling the pulse.
  • Herbal Formulas: TCM  utilizes herbal formulas tailored to individual patterns of imbalance. These Chinese herbs for allergy formulations are typically consist of a combination of herbs chosen for their synergistic effects in addressing both the symptoms and root causes of allergies. 
  • Acupuncture: Acupuncture involves the insertion of thin needles into specific acupuncture points to stimulate the body's natural healing response and restore balance. For allergies, acupuncture may target points related to the lungs, sinuses, and immune system to alleviate symptoms and strengthen resistance to allergens.

Treating Allergies with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)


  • Dietary Therapy: TCM dietary therapy focuses on nourishing the body and harmonizing internal organ function. Recommendations may include avoiding foods that exacerbate allergies, such as dairy, sugar, and greasy or spicy foods, while incorporating foods that support lung and immune health, such as pears, white radish, and green tea. It is advisable to avoid spicy or greasy foods, eggs, beef, sushi, chips, chocolate, pungent foods, seafood, and shellfish. Additionally, reducing or eliminating coffee and cold beverages may help alleviate allergy symptoms.
  • Lifestyle Recommendations: Lifestyle modifications play a crucial role in managing allergies in TCM. Go 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. Doing Qigong, Yoga, Tai Chi, and deep breathing exercises can help strengthen the body's resilience to allergens and reduce stress, which can exacerbate allergy symptoms.
  • Prevention: TCM emphasizes the importance of preventive measures to minimize the occurrence and severity of allergies. This may include maintaining a healthy lifestyle, avoiding known allergens, and incorporating immune-supporting herbs and foods into daily routines. Keeping the living area clean and dust-free can minimize exposure to allergens and reduce allergy symptoms.

Decoding the Colors of Phlegm in Your Health Journey

Clear or White Phlegm:

  • Dampness or Cold: Clear or white phlegm is often associated with conditions of dampness or cold in the body. It may indicate an imbalance in the spleen or lungs, characterized by poor fluid metabolism or weakened lung function.

Yellow Phlegm:

  • Heat or Infection: Yellow phlegm typically indicates the presence of heat or infection in the body. It may be a sign of acute respiratory infections, such as bronchitis or pneumonia, or chronic conditions with underlying heat patterns.

Green Phlegm:

  • Heat and Toxins: Green phlegm suggests the presence of heat and toxins in the body, often associated with severe infections or inflammatory conditions. It may indicate a more advanced stage of illness or the body's efforts to expel pathogens.

Brown or Rust-Colored Phlegm:

  • Stagnation or Old Blood: Brown or rust-colored phlegm may indicate the presence of old blood or stagnation in the body. It can be seen in cases of chronic lung conditions, such as chronic bronchitis or pulmonary tuberculosis, where there is long-term inflammation or damage to the lung tissue.

Black Phlegm:

  • Severe Heat or Toxins: Black phlegm is a rare but concerning sign that suggests severe heat or toxicity in the body. It may be seen in cases of severe lung infections, occupational exposure to pollutants or toxins, or advanced stages of lung disease which may already affect the Kidneys.

Foamy or Frothy Phlegm:

  • Dampness or Phlegm-Dampness: Foamy or frothy phlegm often indicates the presence of dampness or phlegm-dampness in the body. It may be associated with conditions such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, or congestive heart failure, where there is an accumulation of fluid in the lungs.
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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 Allergy Relief

In TCM, Magnolia Flower (Xin Yi Hua)

Nature and Flavor: Xin Yi Hua is classified as acrid and warm in taste and nature. Its acrid flavor helps to dispel wind-cold and promote the flow of Qi (vital energy), while its warmth helps to warm the channels and alleviate cold symptoms.

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

Therapeutic Functions:

  1. Dispelling Wind-Cold: Xin Yi Hua is prized for its ability to dispel wind-cold from the body, making it beneficial for conditions such as the common cold, sinus congestion, and nasal congestion.
  2. Opening Nasal Passages: It has a special affinity for opening the nasal passages and relieving sinus congestion, making it beneficial for symptoms such as nasal congestion, sinus headaches, and rhinitis.
  3. Relieving Sinus Inflammation: Xin Yi Hua also has anti-inflammatory properties and is often used to reduce inflammation in the sinuses, alleviating symptoms such as sinus pain, pressure, and swelling.

Common Applications:

  • Nasal congestion: Xin Yi Hua is frequently used to open the nasal passages and relieve nasal congestion caused by wind-cold invasions, allergic rhinitis, or sinusitis.
  • Sinusitis: Its ability to dispel wind-cold and reduce sinus inflammation makes it beneficial for treating acute and chronic sinusitis.
  • Headaches: Xin Yi Hua's ability to relieve sinus congestion and reduce inflammation can help alleviate headaches associated with sinus pressure and congestion.

Preparation and Dosage: Xin Yi Hua can be prepared in various forms, including decoctions, powders, pills, and nasal sprays. 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, Mint (Bo He)

Nature and Flavor: Bo He is classified as acrid and cool in taste and nature. Its acrid flavor helps to disperse wind-heat and promote the flow of Qi (vital energy), while its cool nature helps to clear heat and reduce inflammation.

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

Therapeutic Functions:

  1. Dispersing Wind-Heat: Bo He is prized for its ability to disperse wind-heat from the body, making it beneficial for conditions such as the common cold, fever, sore throat, and headache.
  2. Clearing the Head and Eyes: It has a special affinity for clearing heat from the head and eyes, reducing symptoms such as headache, red eyes, and dizziness.
  3. Soothing the Throat: Bo He also has a soothing effect on the throat and is often used to alleviate sore throat, hoarseness, and cough.

Common Applications:

  • Common cold: Bo He is frequently used to treat wind-heat type colds, characterized by symptoms such as fever, sore throat, nasal congestion, and headache.
  • Headaches: Its ability to disperse wind-heat and clear the head makes it beneficial for treating headaches, particularly those accompanied by fever or sinus congestion.
  • Sore throat: Bo He's soothing properties make it beneficial for alleviating sore throat and reducing inflammation in the throat.

Preparation and Dosage: Bo He can be prepared in various forms, including decoctions, teas, infusions, and as an ingredient in herbal formulas. It can also be used topically in poultices or liniments. 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, Scute (Huang Qin)

Nature and Flavor: Huang Qin 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 Lung, Gallbladder, and Large Intestine meridians.

Therapeutic Functions:

  1. Clearing Heat: Huang Qin is prized for its ability to clear heat from the body, making it beneficial for conditions such as fever, sore throat, mouth ulcers, and inflammatory 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. Resolving Inflammation: Huang Qin is effective in resolving inflammation, particularly in the respiratory and digestive systems, making it beneficial for conditions such as bronchitis, gastritis, and inflammatory bowel disease.

Common Applications:

  • Respiratory infections: Huang Qin is frequently used to treat respiratory infections such as the common cold, flu, bronchitis, and pneumonia, particularly when accompanied by symptoms of fever, sore throat, and cough.
  • Digestive disorders: Its ability to clear heat and resolve inflammation makes it beneficial for treating digestive disorders such as gastritis, peptic ulcers, and inflammatory bowel disease.
  • Skin disorders: Huang Qin's anti-inflammatory properties make it useful for treating inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema, acne, and psoriasis.

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

In TCM, Dahurian Angelica Root (Bai Zhi)

Nature and Flavor: Bai Zhi is classified as acrid and warm in taste and nature. Its acrid flavor helps to disperse wind-cold and promote the flow of Qi (vital energy), while its warmth helps to warm the channels and alleviate pain.

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

Therapeutic Functions:

  1. Dispelling Wind-Cold: Bai Zhi is prized for its ability to dispel wind-cold from the body, making it beneficial for conditions such as the common cold, headache, and nasal congestion.
  2. Relieving Pain: It has a special affinity for relieving pain, particularly in cases of headache, toothache, and traumatic injuries.
  3. Expelling Pus: Bai Zhi is effective in expelling pus and reducing swelling, making it beneficial for treating abscesses, boils, and skin infections.

Common Applications:

  • Nasal congestion: Bai Zhi is frequently used to treat nasal congestion and sinusitis caused by wind-cold invasions, promoting the flow of nasal passages and alleviating symptoms of sinus congestion.
  • Headaches: Its ability to dispel wind-cold and relieve pain makes it beneficial for treating headaches, particularly those accompanied by nasal congestion or sinus pressure.
  • Skin infections: Bai Zhi's ability to expel pus and reduce swelling makes it useful for treating abscesses, boils, and other skin infections.

Preparation and Dosage: Bai Zhi can be prepared in various forms, including decoctions, powders, pills, and external applications such as poultices or liniments. 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, Forsythia (Lian Qiao)

Nature and Flavor: Lian Qiao is classified as bitter and slightly cold in taste and nature. Its bitter flavor helps to clear heat and reduce inflammation, while its cooling nature helps to alleviate symptoms of heat.

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

Therapeutic Functions:

  1. Clearing Heat: Lian Qiao is prized for its ability to clear heat from the body, making it beneficial for conditions such as fever, sore throat, and inflammatory conditions.
  2. Resolving Toxicity: It has a special affinity for resolving toxicity and is often used to treat infections, particularly those characterized by heat and toxicity.
  3. Relieving Inflammation: Lian Qiao also has anti-inflammatory properties and is used to reduce inflammation in conditions such as sore throat, tonsillitis, and skin infections.

Common Applications:

  • Upper respiratory infections: Lian Qiao is frequently used to treat upper respiratory infections such as the common cold, flu, and tonsillitis, particularly when accompanied by symptoms of fever, sore throat, and swollen glands.
  • Skin infections: Its ability to resolve toxicity makes it beneficial for treating skin infections such as abscesses, boils, and cellulitis.
  • Digestive infections: Lian Qiao is also used to treat digestive infections such as gastroenteritis and food poisoning, particularly when characterized by symptoms of fever, nausea, and diarrhea.

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

In TCM, Xanthium (Cang Er Zi)

Nature and Flavor: Cang Er Zi is classified as acrid and warm in taste and nature. Its acrid flavor helps to dispel wind-dampness and promote the flow of Qi (vital energy), while its warmth helps to alleviate cold symptoms.

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

Therapeutic Functions:

  1. Dispelling Wind-Dampness: Cang Er Zi is prized for its ability to dispel wind-dampness from the body, making it beneficial for conditions such as the common cold, sinusitis, and allergic rhinitis.
  2. Opening Nasal Passages: It has a special affinity for opening the nasal passages and relieving sinus congestion, making it beneficial for symptoms such as nasal congestion, sinus headaches, and rhinitis.
  3. Relieving Pain: Cang Er Zi also has analgesic properties and is often used to relieve pain associated with sinus headaches, sinusitis, and allergic rhinitis.

Common Applications:

  • Nasal congestion: Cang Er Zi is frequently used to open the nasal passages and relieve nasal congestion caused by wind-dampness invasions, allergic rhinitis, or sinusitis.
  • Sinus headaches: Its ability to dispel wind-dampness and relieve pain makes it beneficial for treating sinus headaches associated with sinus congestion and inflammation.
  • Allergic rhinitis: Cang Er Zi's ability to open nasal passages and alleviate sinus congestion makes it useful for treating symptoms of allergic rhinitis such as nasal congestion, sneezing, and runny nose.

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

In TCM, Pure Honey

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

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

Therapeutic Functions:

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

Common Applications:

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

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

Combining Herbal Formulas Togethers

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

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

Herbal Formula Combinations for Allergy Related Conditions:

  • Chinese Herbs for Allergic Dermatitis with Eczema, characterized by oozing blisters, redness, itching, and swelling, can be addressed by combining Itch and Rash(X) 5 to 10 pills with the Allergy formula 5 to 10 pills for system cleansing.
  • Chinese Herbs for Allergic Reactions to insect stings, presenting symptoms like localized swelling and itching, may benefit from a blend of Itch and Rash 5 to 10 pills with the Allergy formula 5 to 10 pills for system cleansing.
  • Chinese Herbs for Chronic Allergic Rhinitis or Sinusitis, leading to nasal congestion, cough with phlegm, and digestive issues, can be managed by combining Sinus 1 to 2 pills, Cough(C) 8 to 10 pills with the Allergy formula 5 to 10 pills for system cleansing.
  • Chinese Herbs for Allergic Rhinitis with Asthma symptoms such as sneezing, nasal congestion, and wheezing, may be relieved by combining Sinus 1 to 2 pills, Cough(C) 8 to 10 pills, Asthma(H) 3 to 5 pills, and the Allergy formula 3 to 5 pills for system cleansing.
  • Chinese Herbs for Immune System Dysfunction causing excessive nasal discharge or congestion can be addressed by combining Sinus 1 to 5 pills, Cough(C) 8 to 10 pills, Kidney Yin 3 to 5 pills, Immune 1 pill and the Allergy formula 3 to 5 pills for system cleansing.

The Highest Quality Chinese Herbs for Allergy Relief


Silkie's Allergy Relief 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 Allergy Relief


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 allergy, dietary adjustments, and lifestyle modifications, individuals can effectively manage allergy symptoms and improve overall well-being.