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An empirical herbal blend to moisten the Lungs, clear heat, and mucus for a stronger and clearer voice.*

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

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This proven experienced formula shown to: 
  • Increases Lung Yin and clears heat.*
  • Removes mucus while moistening the Lungs.* 
  • Enhances the strength of the voice.*
*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 with warm water 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:

  • Raspy, breathy, hoarse, or strained voice
  • Lower volume or lower pitch
  • Scratchy or sore throat

Eat similarly portioned meals 3 times per day at regularly designated times. Rest more and stay away from wind/drafts, cold, or AC. Sip or drink lukewarm water every 15 minutes to moisten the throat.

No raw, uncooked veggies and fruits. It is best to avoid eating sweets; spicy; greasy or deep fried foods; dairy; pungent or heavily seasoned foods; pickled foods; and burnt meats. No smoking, alcohol, coffee, and cold beverages. No iced beverages including smoothies. 

Allow at least 2 ½ hours between eating the last bite and going to bed. Try to minimize fluid intake after 7pm. If you get thirsty, just sip water. Try to be in bed by 10:30 pm and sleep from 11 pm to 7 am. 

Suggested combine Energy Endurance 1 pill along with this formula taken together to enhance the lungs Qi to have louder voice.

Serving Size 10 pills
Serving Per Container 30
Amount Per Serving 3000mg
Herbal Blend:
Chebula
Fresh Rehmannia
Codonopsis Root
Poria
Ophiopogon Tuber
Other ingredients: Pure honey to aid digestion and absorption

Keep out of reach of children. Use only as directed. If any signs of discomfort or irritation occur, discontinue use and consult your physician. 

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

Manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $35.00 - $40.00 per bottle.

Ingredients

Ingredients

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Chebula

Chebula (He Zi) supports respiratory health in TCM, easing symptoms of cough, asthma, and bronchitis by soothing inflammation and reducing mucus.

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Codonopsis root

Codonopsis Root (Dang Shen) enhances lung function in TCM by tonifying Lung Qi, moisturizing the Lungs, and supporting respiratory health. It helps alleviate cough, asthma, and shortness of breath.

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Poria

Poria (Fu Ling) is an immune tonic herb in TCM, supporting the body's defenses and enhancing immune function. It is commonly used during periods of stress, illness, or chronic condition recovery to bolster the immune system.

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Ophiopogon tuber

Ophiopogon Tuber (Mai Men Dong) nourishes Yin, clears Heat, and promotes Body Fluids production. It's beneficial for dry cough, thirst, and irritability, as well as for moistening the Lungs and relieving respiratory dryness.

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 Hoarseness and Throat Discomfort: A Comprehensive Guide


Hoarseness is an abnormal change in voice quality, often with a raspy or strained sound, caused by irregular vocal cord vibration. It can vary in severity and may include symptoms like throat pain or difficulty swallowing. Causes range from vocal strain to respiratory infections or underlying conditions like vocal cord nodules. Hoarseness affects people of all ages, sometimes resolving on its own but may require medical attention depending on the cause.

Types of Hoarseness


Hoarseness can manifest in different ways depending on its underlying cause and severity. Some common types of hoarseness include:

  • Acute Hoarseness: This type of hoarseness occurs suddenly and is usually short-lived, often lasting for a few days to a couple of weeks. It can be caused by factors such as upper respiratory tract infections (colds or flu), vocal strain (such as shouting or excessive talking), or exposure to irritants like smoke or chemicals.
  • Chronic Hoarseness: Chronic hoarseness persists for an extended period, typically lasting for more than three weeks. It may indicate an underlying health condition or vocal cord injury that requires medical attention. Causes of chronic hoarseness can include vocal cord nodules or polyps, laryngitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), thyroid disorders, or even certain types of cancer.

Types of Hoarseness


  • Functional Hoarseness: Functional hoarseness occurs due to misuse or overuse of the voice, leading to strain or injury to the vocal cords. It often affects individuals who use their voice extensively in professions such as teaching, singing, or public speaking. Voice therapy or vocal rest may be recommended to alleviate functional hoarseness.
  • Neurological Hoarseness: Neurological hoarseness results from conditions affecting the nerves that control the voice box muscles. It can occur due to neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease, stroke, or nerve damage. Treatment typically involves addressing the underlying neurological condition.

Types of Hoarseness


  • Psychogenic Hoarseness: Psychogenic hoarseness is related to psychological factors such as stress, anxiety, or emotional trauma. It may manifest as changes in voice quality or the inability to produce sound without any physical abnormalities in the vocal cords. Counseling or psychotherapy may be beneficial in managing psychogenic hoarseness.
  • Infectious Hoarseness: Hoarseness can also be caused by viral or bacterial infections of the upper respiratory tract, such as laryngitis or bronchitis. These infections can lead to inflammation of the vocal cords, resulting in changes to voice quality and discomfort.

Western Medicine Perspective on Hoarseness and Throat Discomfort


In Western medicine, hoarseness and throat discomfort are typically viewed as symptoms of underlying conditions affecting the vocal cords, throat, or respiratory system. Here's an overview of the Western medicine perspective on these issues:

Hoarseness


  • Causes: Hoarseness can result from various factors, including vocal cord inflammation (laryngitis), vocal cord nodules or polyps, vocal cord paralysis, acid reflux (GERD), respiratory infections (such as colds or flu), allergies, smoking, excessive voice use or strain, and certain medical conditions affecting the thyroid or nervous system.
  • Symptoms: Hoarseness is characterized by changes in voice quality, such as roughness, raspiness, or a deepened or strained voice. It may also be accompanied by throat pain, dryness, or irritation.
  • Diagnosis: Diagnosis typically involves a physical examination of the throat and vocal cords, along with a review of medical history and evaluation of symptoms. In some cases, imaging tests (such as laryngoscopy) or voice analysis may be conducted to assess vocal cord function.
  • Treatment: Treatment depends on the underlying cause of hoarseness. It may include voice rest, hydration, humidification, avoiding irritants (such as smoking or air pollutants), treating underlying medical conditions (such as acid reflux), voice therapy, and in some cases, surgical intervention for vocal cord lesions.

Throat Discomfort


  • Causes: Throat discomfort can arise from various factors, including viral or bacterial infections (such as strep throat or tonsillitis), allergies, postnasal drip, dry air, smoking, air pollutants, acid reflux (GERD), throat irritation from voice strain, and certain medical conditions affecting the throat or esophagus.
  • Symptoms: Throat discomfort may manifest as pain, soreness, scratchiness, dryness, irritation, or difficulty swallowing. It may also be accompanied by other symptoms such as coughing, hoarseness, or swollen glands.
  • Diagnosis: Diagnosis involves a physical examination of the throat, assessment of symptoms, and sometimes, additional tests such as throat swabs, throat cultures, or imaging studies to identify the underlying cause.
  • Treatment: Treatment depends on the underlying cause of throat discomfort. It may include rest, hydration, throat lozenges, gargling with warm salt water, humidification, avoiding irritants, over-the-counter pain relievers (such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen), antibiotics for bacterial infections, antacids or proton pump inhibitors for acid reflux, and addressing underlying medical conditions.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Perspective on Hoarseness and Throat Discomfort


In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), hoarseness and throat discomfort are often viewed as signs of an imbalance in the body's energy, particularly related to the lungs, spleen, stomach, and liver. TCM practitioners diagnose and treat hoarseness and throat discomfort based on patterns of disharmony within the body. Here's an overview of the TCM perspective on these conditions:

Patterns of Disharmony


TCM identifies several patterns of disharmony that may contribute to hoarseness and throat discomfort. These patterns include:

Wind-Cold Invasion:

  • Symptoms: Sudden hoarseness, itchy throat, cough, fever, aversion to cold, vocal cord swelling, congestion, thin white tongue coating.
  • Cause: External invasion of wind and cold, leading to loss of Lung Qi and stagnation of cold trapped in the throat.
  • Treatment: Dispel wind and cold

Wind-Heat Invasion:

  • Symptoms: Hoarse voice, sore throat, burning sensation, fever, cough with yellow phlegm, vocal cord congestion and edema, thin yellow tongue coating. This pattern often occurs during the early stages of respiratory infections or when the body is exposed to external heat factors.
  • Cause: External invasion of wind-heat or transformation between cold and heat, affecting Lung clarity and causing throat inflammation.
  • Treatment: Soothe wind, clear away heat, and relieve Lung congestion.

Patterns of Disharmony


Dry Heat Invades the Lungs and Stomach:

  • Symptoms: Hoarseness, sore throat, congestion sensation, red and swollen mucous membranes, sticky phlegm, chest tightness, dry stools, red tongue with sticky yellow coating may indicate heat accumulation in the Lungs and Stomach. This pattern may be associated with conditions like laryngitis or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
  • Cause: Invasion of Lungs and Stomach by dry heat, evaporate body fluids, forming phlegm, and causing throat discomfort.
  • Treatment: Clear dryness, nourish the lungs and stomach.

Lung and Kidney Yin Deficiency:

  • Symptoms: Prolonged hoarseness, chronic dry and painful throat, itchy throat, sticky phlegm, reddish vocal cords, dry mucous membranes, red tongue with less coating, may indicate a deficiency of yin energy in the Lungs and Kidneys. This pattern often occurs in individuals who have overused their voices or experienced prolonged exposure to dry or dusty environments.
  • Cause: Deficiency of yin in Lungs and Kidneys, leading to inflammation, throat discomfort, and hoarseness.
  • Treatment: Nourish Lungs and Kidneys, clear away heat.

Patterns of Disharmony


Blood Stasis and Phlegm Accumulation:

  • Symptoms: Hoarseness, dry and painful throat, vocal cord hypertrophy, nodules, polyps, or throat swelling and discomfort with a sensation of fullness or heaviness in the chest, along with a greasy tongue coating or dark purple tongue, thin coating, may indicate the presence of phlegm-dampness obstructing the throat. This pattern is commonly seen in individuals with chronic respiratory conditions or poor dietary habits.
  • Cause: Qi stagnation, blood stasis, or phlegm accumulation, blocking throat veins and causing vocal cord issues.
  • Treatment: Activate blood circulation, remove blood stasis, eliminate phlegm, and reduce swelling.

Treatment Approaches


TCM treatments for hoarseness and throat discomfort aim to rebalance the body's energy and address the underlying patterns of disharmony. Treatment modalities may include:

  • Herbal Medicine: TCM herbal formulas containing Chinese herbs for hoarseness, throat discomfort, loss of voice or raspy voice ingredients such as Chebula, Ophiopogon Tuber, and Poria may be prescribed to reduce swelling and inflammation in the throat, moistens dryness and nourishes the throat, resolve phlegm, and soothe sore throat and reduce inflammation in the vocal cords.
  • Acupuncture: Acupuncture points on the lung, spleen, stomach, and liver meridians may be stimulated to regulate energy flow, reduce inflammation, and alleviate throat discomfort.
  • Dietary Therapy: TCM dietary recommendations may include consuming soothing and moistening foods such as pear, honey, and loquat to nourish yin energy and alleviate dryness in the throat.
  • Lifestyle Modifications: TCM emphasizes the importance of rest, proper hydration, and avoiding excessive vocal strain to support the body's natural healing process and prevent recurrence of symptoms.

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 Vocal Support

In TCM, Chebula (He Zi)

Nature and Flavor: He Zi is classified as sour, astringent, and slightly warm in taste and nature. Its sour and astringent flavors help to astringe and consolidate bodily fluids, while its warmth aids in promoting circulation and dispelling cold.

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

Therapeutic Functions:

  1. Regulating the Digestive System: He Zi is renowned for its ability to regulate the digestive system and promote gastrointestinal health. It helps to tonify the Spleen, regulate bowel movements, and alleviate symptoms such as diarrhea, bloating, and abdominal pain.
  2. Tonifying the Liver and Kidneys: It has a special affinity for tonifying the Liver and Kidneys, making it beneficial for conditions such as fatigue, dizziness, and blurred vision caused by Liver and Kidney deficiencies.
  3. Promoting Overall Well-being: He Zi helps to promote overall well-being and vitality by tonifying Qi, nourishing Yin, and harmonizing bodily functions. It supports the body's ability to adapt to stress, enhance energy levels, and improve resilience.

Common Applications:

  • Digestive Disorders: He Zi is frequently used to treat digestive disorders such as diarrhea, abdominal pain, and bloating, by regulating bowel movements, tonifying the Spleen, and promoting gastrointestinal health.
  • Liver and Kidney Deficiencies: Its ability to tonify the Liver and Kidneys makes He Zi beneficial for treating symptoms such as fatigue, dizziness, and low back pain caused by Liver and Kidney deficiencies.
  • Aging and Vitality: He Zi's tonic properties can also benefit conditions associated with aging, weakness, and low energy levels, by promoting vitality, enhancing stamina, and supporting overall well-being.

Preparation and Dosage: He Zi is commonly available in dried fruit 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, Fresh Rehmannia (Sheng Di Huang)

Nature and Flavor: Sheng Di Huang is classified as a yin-tonifying herb with a cooling nature. Its taste is described as bitter and sweet.

Meridian Affinity: It primarily affects the Heart, Liver, and Kidney meridians.

Therapeutic Functions:

  1. Nourishing Yin and Fluids: Fresh Rehmannia Root is renowned for its ability to nourish Yin, particularly the Kidney and Liver Yin. It replenishes bodily fluids, alleviates dryness, and restores moisture in cases of Yin deficiency.
  2. Clearing Heat and Cooling Blood: This herb possesses remarkable heat-clearing properties, making it invaluable in addressing conditions characterized by heat and toxicity. It helps cool the blood, reducing symptoms such as fever, irritability, and bleeding disorders.
  3. Nourishing Blood: Sheng Di Huang also has blood-tonifying effects, enhancing blood circulation, and addressing symptoms associated with blood deficiency, such as pale complexion, dizziness, and palpitations.

Common Applications:

  • Yin deficiency with heat signs: Sheng Di Huang is often used to treat conditions like night sweats, hot flashes, and irritability.
  • Bleeding disorders: Its cooling properties make it effective in managing various bleeding disorders, including nosebleeds and bloody urine.
  • Nourishing Yin and Blood: It's frequently included in formulas to nourish Yin and blood, promoting overall vitality and wellness.

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

In TCM, Codonopsis Root (Dang Shen)

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

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

Therapeutic Functions:

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

Common Applications:

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

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

In TCM, 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, Ophiopogon Tuber (Mai Dong)

Nature and Flavor: Mai Dong is classified as sweet and slightly bitter in taste and cool in nature. Its sweet flavor nourishes Yin and moistens dryness, while its cooling nature helps clear heat and resolve fire-related conditions.

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

Therapeutic Functions:

  1. Nourishing Yin and Moistening Dryness: Mai Dong is prized for its ability to nourish Yin and moisten dryness in the body. It helps replenish bodily fluids, soothe dryness-related symptoms, and promote overall hydration.
  2. Clearing Heat and Resolving Fire: It has a cooling effect on the body and helps clear heat and resolve fire-related conditions. This makes it beneficial for symptoms such as fever, irritability, and thirst.
  3. Nourishing the Stomach and Spleen: Mai Dong also has tonifying effects on the Stomach and Spleen organs, promoting healthy digestion and improving appetite. It can be beneficial for addressing symptoms of poor digestion, such as bloating, indigestion, and fatigue.

Common Applications:

  • Yin deficiency with heat signs: Mai Dong is frequently included in formulas aimed at nourishing Yin and clearing heat, particularly in cases of Yin deficiency with heat signs such as dry mouth, night sweats, and irritability.
  • Dryness-related conditions: Its ability to moisten dryness makes it beneficial for addressing symptoms such as dry cough, dry throat, and dry skin.
  • Digestive disorders: Mai Dong's tonifying effects on the Stomach and Spleen make it useful for promoting healthy digestion and improving appetite in cases of Spleen deficiency.

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

In TCM, Pure Honey

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

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

Therapeutic Functions:

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

Common Applications:

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

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

Combining Herbal Formulas Togethers

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

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

Herbal Formula Combinations for Vocal Related Conditions

  • Chinese Herbs for Acute Hoarseness With Cold: Combine Flu cold 1 pill and Flu heat 9 pills combined with Vocal Support 1 pill to dispel wind and cold. Symptoms include itchy throat, fever, cough, aversion to cold, and hoarseness. Avoid exposure to windy, rain, shower and cold environments after use.
  • Chinese Herbs for Acute Hoarseness With Heat: Combine Cough Relief (H) 3-5 pills and Flu heat  1-3 pills with Vocal Support 1-3 pills to dispel wind and heat. Symptoms include hoarse voice, sore throat, and cough with yellow phlegm.
  • Chinese Herbs for Chronic Hoarseness: Combine Cough(C) 5-9 pills, Sinus 1-2 pills, and  Lymph Support 3-5 pills with Vocal Support 1-3 pills to clear dryness and nourish the lungs. Symptoms persist for more than three weeks and may include vocal cord nodules, sore throat, and chest tightness.
  • Chinese Herbs for Functional Hoarseness: Combine Energy Endurance 3-5 pills with Vocal Support 5-10 pills to support Lung Qi. This occurs due to voice misuse or overuse. Individuals who use their voice extensively in professions such as teaching, singing, or public speaking or individuals who rely on their voice for their profession.
  • Chinese Herbs for Neurological Hoarseness: Combine Cough(C) 3 - 5 pills,  Sinus 1 - 5 pills,  Lymph Support 3 - 5 pills and After Stroke(M) 3 - 5 pills with Vocal Support to activate blood circulation and reduce swelling. Common in neurological disorders like stroke or Parkinson's disease.
  • Chinese Herbs for Psychogenic Hoarseness: Combine Sinus 1 pill,  Cough(C) 8 to 10 pills, Kidney Yin 3 to 5 pills and Energy Endurance 1 pill with Vocal Support to nourish lungs and kidneys. Often related to stress or emotional trauma.
  • Chinese Herbs for Infectious Hoarseness: Take Vocal Support 5-10 pills to clear heat and moisten the lung. Symptoms may be caused by viral or bacterial infections of the upper respiratory tract.

The Highest Quality Chinese Herbs for Vocal Support


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

The Highest Quality Chinese Herbs for Vocal Support


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