Calm Formula - over working and worried... 精神緊張
Calm Formula - over working and worried... 精神緊張
Calm Formula - over working and worried... 精神緊張
Calm Formula - over working and worried... 精神緊張
Calm Formula - over working and worried... 精神緊張

Calm Formula - over working and worried... 精神緊張

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A blend of earthy plant roots to help ground you, so you can feel calm and relaxed and not get anxious or nervous, especially when under stress.*

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.
This proven experienced formula shown to: 
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Reduces nervousness
  • Aids the body’s ability to handle stress
*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, take 3 - 5 pills with warm water once or twice daily if needed. For children, age 10 to teens take 1 - 3 pills with warm water. If taking other medications or supplements, allow at least 2 hours before or after using this product.

 

Different individuals may experience different symptoms, including:

  • Nervousness or anxiety
  • Feeling weak or easily tired
  • Stressed out and not eating enough 
  • Fatigue or feeling lazy
  • Feel sleepy after eating

Light, daily exercises like yoga or walking help to keep the body and immune system strong. Practice deep breathing using your nose not your mouth. Eat balanced meals with both yin and yang foods. Consume a little bit more protein from plants or animals (beets, beans, avocado, or meats like chicken, pork, fish, turkey and bone broth). It is best to avoid eating raw or uncooked foods like salad and sushi; spicy or heavily seasoned foods like salsa or barbeque; and greasy foods like cheese or french fries. No smoking, alcohol, coffee, and cold beverages.

Serving Size 10 pills
Serving Per Container 30
Amount Per Serving 3000mg
Herbal Blend:
Fresh Rehmannia Root
Poria with Wood Root
Dwarf Lilyturf Root
Thinleaf Milkwort Root
Spine Date Seed
Licorice Root
Other ingredients: Pure honey to aid digestion and absorption

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

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

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

  • For GAD with Qi Imbalance, combine Energy Endurance (1-5 pills), Kidney Yin (1-3 pills) and Calm (1-5 pills) to harmonize before stress.
  • For Panic, Phobias, Social Phobia linked to Heart issues, take Heart Support (5-10 pills) to ease symptoms.
  • For OCD, PTSD from Liver imbalances, take Sleep(Mind) (5-10 pills) to calm excessive Liver Fire.
  • For GAD tied to Spleen imbalances, take Calm (1-5 pills) after meals to soothe nerves.
  • For GAD due to Blood and Essence Deficiency, combine Silkie’s Digestion herbal formula (appropriate symptoms), Energy Endurance (1-3 pills), Kidney Yin (1-3 pills), and Calm (1-3 pills).
  • For GAD influenced by Emotional Factors, take Mood (1-5 pills), Silkie’s Digestion herbal formula (appropriate symptoms), Kidney Yin (1-3 pills), and Calm (1-3 pills).

Learn more about Herbal Formula Combinations

Ingredients

Ingredients

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Fresh rehmannia root

Fresh rehmannia root (Sheng Di Huang) known for its cooling and nourishing properties, Fresh Rehmannia Root supports Kidney and Heart health, promotes fluid production, and calms the mind. It's often used in formulas for insomnia, restlessness, and irritability.

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Poria with Wood Root

Poria with Wood Root (Fu Shen) derived from Poria cocos fungus, has calming properties that stabilize the Shen (spirit), settle the Heart, and promote restful sleep. It's commonly included in formulas for insomnia, palpitations, and anxiety.

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Dwarf lilyturf root

Dwarf Lilyturf Root (Mai Men Dong) moistening and nourishing properties support Lung and Stomach health, relieve dryness, and calm the mind. It's often used for dry cough, thirst, and irritability.

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Thinleaf milkwort root

Thinleaf Milkwort Root (Yuan Zhi) renowned for its calming effects, Thinleaf Milkwort Root relieves anxiety, promotes restful sleep, and is used in formulas for insomnia and emotional agitation.

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 Anxiety Disorders: A Comprehensive Guide


Anxiety disorder is a mental health condition characterized by excessive and persistent feelings of worry, fear, or apprehension. These feelings can interfere with daily activities, relationships, and overall quality of life. Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health disorders, affecting millions of people worldwide.

Common Types of Anxiety Disorders


  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD): GAD involves chronic and excessive worry about various aspects of life, such as work, health, finances, or relationships. Individuals with GAD often experience physical symptoms like restlessness, muscle tension, fatigue, and difficulty concentrating.
  • Panic Disorder: Panic disorder is characterized by recurrent and unexpected panic attacks, which are sudden episodes of intense fear or discomfort. These attacks can be accompanied by physical symptoms such as heart palpitations, sweating, trembling, shortness of breath, and a feeling of impending doom.
  • Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia): Social anxiety disorder involves an intense fear of social situations and scrutiny by others. Individuals with social anxiety may fear judgment, embarrassment, or humiliation in social settings, leading to avoidance of social interactions and significant distress.

Common Types of Anxiety Disorders


  • Specific Phobias: Specific phobias involve an intense and irrational fear of a specific object, situation, or activity. Common phobias include fear of heights, animals, needles, flying, and enclosed spaces. Avoidance behavior is a hallmark feature of specific phobias.
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): OCD is characterized by recurring intrusive thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive behaviors or mental acts (compulsions) performed to alleviate distress or prevent perceived harm. Common obsessions include fears of contamination, symmetry, or harm, while common compulsions include excessive cleaning, checking, or counting.
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): PTSD can develop after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event, such as combat, natural disaster, physical assault, or serious accident. Symptoms may include intrusive memories, flashbacks, nightmares, hypervigilance, avoidance of reminders, and negative changes in mood and cognition.

Western Medicine Perspective on Anxiety Disorders


From a Western medicine perspective, anxiety disorders are understood as complex mental health conditions that involve a combination of biological, psychological, and environmental factors. Here's an overview of how Western medicine views anxiety disorders:

Biological Factors


  • Research suggests that biological factors play a significant role in the development of anxiety disorders. This includes genetics, as individuals with a family history of anxiety disorders are more likely to experience them themselves. Additionally, abnormalities in brain chemistry and neurotransmitter imbalances, particularly involving serotonin, norepinephrine, and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), are implicated in anxiety disorders.

Psychological Factors


  • Psychological factors such as personality traits, coping mechanisms, and learned behaviors also contribute to the development and maintenance of anxiety disorders. For example, individuals with certain personality traits, such as high neuroticism or low resilience, may be more susceptible to anxiety. Additionally, traumatic experiences, chronic stress, and negative life events can increase the risk of developing an anxiety disorder.

Environmental Factors


  • Environmental factors, including stressful life events, childhood experiences, and socio-cultural influences, can contribute to the onset and exacerbation of anxiety disorders. For instance, growing up in a chaotic or unstable environment, experiencing abuse or trauma, or facing significant life changes (such as moving, divorce, or job loss) can increase vulnerability to anxiety disorders.

Neurobiological Mechanisms


  • Anxiety disorders are associated with dysregulation of the brain's stress response system, particularly the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and the amygdala, which plays a central role in processing fear and threat-related stimuli. Chronic activation of these systems can lead to heightened arousal and persistent anxiety symptoms.

Diagnostic Criteria and Assessment


  • Anxiety disorders are diagnosed based on specific criteria outlined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). Healthcare professionals assess symptoms, duration, and impairment in functioning to determine an accurate diagnosis. Screening tools and standardized assessments may also be used to aid in diagnosis and treatment planning.

Treatment Approaches


  • Treatment for anxiety disorders typically involves a combination of psychotherapy, medication, and lifestyle modifications. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) are commonly used psychotherapeutic approaches. Medications such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), benzodiazepines, and other anxiolytic medications may be prescribed based on individual needs and preferences.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Perspective on Anxiety Disorders


In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), anxiety disorders are viewed through the lens of an imbalance in the body's Qi (pronounced "chee"), or vital energy, as well as disruptions in the harmonious interaction between the body, mind, and environment. Here's an overview of the TCM perspective on anxiety disorders:

Imbalance of Qi and Disharmony


TCM considers anxiety disorders to be manifestations of imbalances in the flow of Qi throughout the body. When Qi becomes stagnant, deficient, or blocked, it can lead to disharmony within the body, resulting in symptoms of anxiety and emotional distress.

Organ System Involvement


TCM attributes anxiety disorders to imbalances in specific organ systems, particularly the Heart, Liver, and Spleen. Each organ system is associated with certain emotions and functions, and disruptions in these systems can contribute to anxiety symptoms:

  • Heart: The Heart governs the mind and houses the Shen, or spirit. Anxiety and restlessness are often associated with disturbances in the Heart system.
  • Liver: The Liver regulates the smooth flow of Qi and emotions. When Liver Qi becomes stagnant, it can lead to irritability, frustration, and emotional upheaval, which may manifest as anxiety.
  • Spleen: The Spleen is responsible for transforming food into Qi and Blood. Weakness or dysfunction of the Spleen can result in dampness and phlegm accumulation, leading to worry, overthinking, feeling sleepy after eating and rumination.

Blood and Essence Deficiency


TCM also recognizes deficiencies in Blood and Essence (Kidney Jing) as underlying factors in anxiety disorders. Blood deficiency can manifest as palpitations, insomnia, and poor memory, while Essence deficiency may lead to feelings of weakness, fatigue, and mental fog.

Emotional Factors


TCM emphasizes the connection between emotional well-being and physical health. Chronic stress, emotional trauma, and unresolved emotional issues are believed to contribute to the development and exacerbation of anxiety disorders by disrupting the flow of Qi and impacting the balance of organ systems.

Treatment Approaches


TCM utilizes various modalities to address anxiety disorders and restore balance to the body and mind:

  • Acupuncture: Acupuncture involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points along meridians to stimulate the flow of Qi and promote balance within the body. It can help alleviate anxiety symptoms by calming the mind, regulating emotions, and harmonizing organ function.
  • Herbal Medicine: Chinese herbal formulas contain Chinese herbs with calming, nourishing, and Qi-regulating properties may be used to address anxiety symptoms and support overall well-being.
  • Dietary Therapy: TCM dietary principles focus on consuming foods that nourish the organs and promote balance within the body. Dietary modifications, such as reducing caffeine and sugar intake, may be recommended to support emotional stability and reduce anxiety.
  • Mind-Body Practices: Practices such as Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and meditation are integral components of TCM and can help calm the mind, regulate emotions, and cultivate inner harmony.
  • Lifestyle Recommendations: TCM emphasizes the importance of lifestyle factors in maintaining health and preventing imbalances. Recommendations may include stress management techniques, adequate rest and relaxation, regular exercise, and cultivating supportive social relationships.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Formulas vs Current Herbalism


Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) boasts an extensive history of herbal treatment, developed over thousands of years, offering valuable insights. In contrast to western herbalism's reliance on single herbs at high doses, TCM utilizes combinations of 4 to 10 herbs, working synergistically to address various body imbalances. This approach enhances positive effects and minimizes negative side effects. TCM formulas not only alleviate symptoms but also target the root cause of the imbalance, allowing for reduced or discontinued herbal intake as health improves.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Formulas vs Current Herbalism


While the medical industry and research groups focus on isolating and extracting specific compounds from herbs or herbal extracts that offer concentrated compounds for new treatments, this approach may limit the benefits. The process of extracting herbs often involves the use of solvents or high heat, which can degrade the quality of the active compounds and may also introduce harmful residues. TCM emphasizes the use of whole herbs, where naturally occurring compounds complement each other, maximizing therapeutic effects.

Silkie’s Herbal Formulas


Silkie is the result of five generations of experience and wisdom in Chinese Medicine. We start with the highest quality herbs that have been harvested at the height of their potency. They are substantially more expensive than less potent herbs that were harvested in the pre-or post-season, but in our view, there is no substitute for premium quality. Our supplements are made with natural honey as the binder. We don't use any fillers or artificial ingredients because this is how our great-grandfathers did it and we carry on that tradition.

Silkie’s Herbal Formulas


Herbal formulations take years and years to master and the most potent formulas are often kept as family or lineage secrets. This rich tradition is a very valuable gift from previous generations. With five generations of crafting formulas to help the local community, we have refined the herbal blends for modern life. 

Silkie utilizes herbal formulations tailored to individual patterns of imbalance. These formulas typically consist of a combination of herbs chosen for their synergistic effects in addressing both the symptoms and root causes.

Introducing the Highest Quality Herbs Inside Calm Formula

In TCM, Fresh Rehmannia Root (Sheng Di Huang)

  • Nourishing Yin: Sheng Di Huang is renowned for its ability to replenish Yin, which is vital for cooling, nourishing, and moisturizing the body. This helps restore balance and alleviates symptoms like heat, dryness, irritability, and insomnia.
  • Clearing Heat: Alongside nourishing Yin, it possesses heat-clearing properties, effectively reducing excess heat in the body. This can alleviate symptoms such as fever, inflammation, thirst, and restlessness, fostering a cooler internal environment.
  • Supporting the Kidneys: Fresh rehmannia root acknowledged as foundational to Yin and Yang energy, it tonifies the Kidneys, aiding in fluid regulation, bone health, and reproductive functions.
  • Calming the Mind: This Chinese herb for anxiety disorder is believed to have a calming effect on the mind and spirit, it soothes emotional agitation, anxiety, and restlessness, fostering inner peace and tranquility.
  • Promoting Fluid Production: Traditionally used to stimulate bodily fluid production, addressing dryness symptoms like dry mouth, throat, and eyes by encouraging saliva, tear, and sweat production.
  • Supporting Heart Health: This herb by nurturing Yin and calming the Shen (spirit), it supports Heart health, promoting emotional balance and well-being.

In TCM, Poria with Wood Root (Fu Shen)

  • Calming Spirit: This Chinese herb for anxiety disorder stabilizes the Shen(spirit), effectively calming anxiety, restlessness, and emotional agitation.
  • Promoting Sleep: By settling the Heart and calming the mind, Fu Shen facilitates restful sleep, making it useful for insomnia and sleep disturbances.
  • Nourishing Yin: Poria with wood root supporting Yin, it addresses symptoms of dryness, heat, and irritability by replenishing Yin deficiency.
  • Supporting Heart Health: This herb promotes emotional balance by stabilizing the Shen and supporting Heart health.
  • Tonifying Qi: Believed to bolster Qi, it enhances overall vitality and resilience, strengthening the body's energy reserves.
  • Regulating Water Metabolism: Fu Shen's diuretic properties help regulate water metabolism, alleviating water retention, edema, and urinary issues.

In TCM, Dwarf Lilyturf Root (Mai Men Dong)

  • Moistening the Lungs and Nourishing Yin: Mai Men Dong moistens the lungs and nourishes yin, addressing dry cough, throat, and breathing difficulties, restoring respiratory moisture and promoting lung health.
  • Clearing Heat and Relieving Fire: This Chinese herb for calm has a cooling effect, clearing heat-related symptoms like fever, thirst, and inflammation, restoring balance to the body.
  • Nourishing Stomach Yin: Dwarf Lilyturf Roof nourishes stomach yin, alleviating symptoms of stomach heat or dryness such as thirst and acid reflux, soothing the stomach lining and improving digestion.
  • Moistening the Intestines and Relieving Constipation: This herb moistens the intestines, easing constipation by lubricating the bowels and promoting regularity without irritation.
  • Nourishing Kidney Yin: Beneficial for the kidneys, this herb nourishes kidney yin, supporting kidney health and addressing symptoms like dry mouth, night sweats, and urinary issues, restoring vital fluids and tonifying the kidneys.

In TCM, Thinleaf Milkwort Root (Yuan Zhi)

  • Calming the Mind: This Chinese herb for anxiety disorder is renowned for its sedative properties, it soothes emotional agitation, alleviates anxiety, and promotes relaxation, aiding those experiencing stress, nervousness, or insomnia.
  • Resolving Phlegm: Yuan Zhi addresses symptoms linked to phlegm-heat accumulation, such as coughing with thick phlegm, chest congestion, and dizziness, offering relief from respiratory discomfort.
  • Enhancing Cognitive Function: By transforming phlegm and opening orifices, particularly those of the Heart, it improves cognitive function, clarity of thought, and memory, beneficial for those with cognitive impairment or mental fog.
  • Harmonizing the Heart: This herb is associated with the Heart meridian, it harmonizes Heart function, calming the Shen (spirit) and alleviating anxiety, palpitations, and insomnia, promoting emotional equilibrium.
  • Relieving Qi Stagnation: Yuan Zhi addresses Qi stagnation, particularly in the Liver meridian, promoting the smooth flow of Qi and easing symptoms like irritability, mood swings, and emotional tension.

In TCM, Spine Date Seed (Suan Zao Ren)

  • Calming Mind and Spirit: This Chinese herb for calm is prized for its sedative properties, it soothes emotional agitation, alleviates anxiety, and aids relaxation, especially beneficial for insomnia, restlessness, or irritability.
  • Nourishing Heart Yin: This herb vital for emotional balance, Suan Zao Ren nourishes Heart Yin, easing symptoms like palpitations, insomnia, and forgetfulness.
  • Promoting Restful Sleep: Suan Zao Ren by calming the mind and nourishing Heart Yin, it fosters restful sleep, commonly used in insomnia formulas.
  • Alleviating Liver Qi Stagnation: its mild Qi-moving quality soothes Liver Qi stagnation, reducing irritability, mood swings, and emotional tension.
  • Moistening Intestines: beneficial for constipation, it moisturizes the intestines, promoting bowel regularity, especially in cases of dryness or Blood deficiency.
  • Supporting Overall Well-being: by harmonizing internal balance, it enhances emotional and physical well-being, fostering calmness and tranquility.

In TCM, Licorice Root (Gan Cao)

  • Harmonizing Formulas: Gan Cao Balances and enhances the effects of other herbs in TCM formulations.
  • Tonifying the Spleen and Qi: This herb strengthens digestion, boosts energy levels, and enhances vitality.
  • Moistening the Lungs and Relieving Cough: Soothes respiratory passages, reduces coughing, and aids expectoration.
  • Clearing Heat and Toxins: Licorice root reduces inflammation, detoxifies the body, and alleviates heat-related symptoms.
  • Harmonizing Stomach Function: Regulates gastric acid secretion and relieves digestive discomfort.
  • Alleviating Pain and Spasms: Relieves menstrual cramps, abdominal pain, and muscle tension.
  • Supporting Adrenal Health: This Chinese herb for anxiety disorder helps the body adapt to stress, reduce fatigue, and regulate cortisol levels.

In TCM, Pure honey

  • Tonifies Spleen and Stomach: Improves digestion, strengthens the digestive system, and alleviates indigestion.
  • Moistens Lungs and Relieves Cough: Soothes dry respiratory passages, reduces coughing, and aids expectoration in conditions like bronchitis and asthma.
  • Nourishes Yin and Moistens Dryness: Hydrates the body, relieves dry mouth and throat, and prevents dryness-related discomfort.
  • Clears Heat and Relieves Fire: Reduces inflammation, eliminates toxins, and alleviates symptoms of heat-related conditions such as fever and sore throat.
  • Promotes Wound Healing and Acts as Preservative: Accelerates wound healing, prevents infection, and serves as a natural preservative with antibacterial properties.
  • Boosts Qi and Blood: Enhances vitality, provides energy, and improves circulation throughout the body.

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 Anxiety Disorder Related Conditions

  • Chinese Herbs for Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) Due to Qi Imbalance: Combine Energy Endurance 1 to 5 pills, Kidney Yin 1 to 3 pills with Calm 1 to 5 pills to harmonize organ systems before anxiety-inducing tasks, reducing symptoms like weakness, fatigue, and emotional distress.
  • Chinese Herbs for Panic Disorder, Specific Phobias, Social Phobia Due to Organ System Involvement(Heart): Take Heart Support 5 to 10 pills to address anxiety and restlessness associated with Heart system disturbances, alleviating symptoms like palpitations, sweating, and shortness of breath.
  • Chinese Herbs for OCD, PTSD Due to Organ System Involvement(Liver): Take Sleep(Mind) 5 to 10 pills before bed to calm excessive Liver Fire, reducing irritability and restlessness. Stagnant Liver Qi may manifest as anxiety and emotional upheaval.
  • Chinese Herbs for Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) Due to Organ System Involvement(Spleen): Take Calm 1 to 5 pills after meals to harmonize the Spleen, alleviating symptoms like nervousness, fatigue, and poor appetite, especially after stress or mealtime.
  • Chinese Herbs for Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) Due to Blood and Essence Deficiency: Combine Silkie’s Digestion herbal formula with the appropriate symptoms,  Energy Endurance 1 to 3 pills, Kidney Yin 1 to 3 pills with Calm 1 to 3 pills to address deficiency symptoms such as poor appetite, fatigue, and mental fog.
  • Chinese Herbs for Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) Due to Emotional Factors: Take Mood 1 to 5 pills, Digestion herbal formula with the appropriate symptoms, Kidney Yin 1 to 3 pills with Calm 1 to 3 pills to resolve emotional issues contributing to anxiety disorders.

The Highest Quality Chinese Herbs for Calm Formula


Silkie's Calm 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 Calm Formula


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