THE Ancient Chinese Secret: Superior Tonic Herbs

October 3, 2017

I’m very excited about this, so excuse my hyperbole.

This might be my GREATEST discovery yet when it comes to health and nutrition!!!

Forget all the rest, like juicing and chowing down buckets of kale. All the vitamins and supplements lining multiple cabinets in my house. Forget all the new superfoods and discoveries that change yearly.

I just recently learned about a category of superfood/herbs in Chinese Medicine known as Superior Herbs. These have not changed for thousands of years and have withstood the test of time.

Chinese Medicine has three categories of herbs. Inferior, middle, and superior.

In Western parlance, inferior herbs would be the strong medicines we take for a short period of time and are toxic with side effects. Maybe something like antibiotics or other strong medicines. These are needed when we are very ill but not something we would keep taking everyday.

Middle herbs are maybe something like advil or tylenol. Or some of those single purpose supplements we take.

Superior herbs are the cream of the crop. The things we can take everyday with no side effects and they help our Qi, Jing, and Shen, collectively known as the three treasures. They are food and medicine at the same time.

Things like Ginseng, Rhodiola, Astragalus, Gynostemma, Reishi, Cordyceps, and more. There are around 50 or so of these superior herbs.

On top of that, I discovered THE dude who is known as the best authority in this field, Ron Teeguarden. He’s been doing this since the 1970s, learned from Chinese and Taoist masters, and runs his own herbal company known as Dragon Herbs.

My ears perked up when hearing Ron went thru a severe adrenal fatigue/exhaustion & depression in his youth that went on for a couple of years. He was given a chinese tonic by a friend that healed him up within a few days! Very fast turnaround.

How exciting!

You may have heard of some of these herbs before I’m sure, like Ginseng and Rhodiola, but the catch is that not all products out there offer the best kind. Quality varies and the highest kind need to be sourced from the right places and rightly aged. That’s what I learned after my research into this topic and listening to Ron’s interviews.

I ended up buying a few of Dragon Herb products to experiment. They are sold on his site and some of the popular items on Amazon as well.

I got the following from Amazon:

Super Adaptogen:
a super blend of the best stuff, if you buy only one item, this could be it, according to his site. Great for adrenals. (amazon / dragonherbs)

Gynostemma Tea:
one of the best herbs, adaptogens. (amazon / dragonherbs)

He Shou Wu:
known as the root/herb that absorbs the most chi from earth.
(amazon / dragonherbs)

Goji Berries:
(amazon / dragonherbs)

Dragonherbs also provides free telephone consultations with trained herbalists, to figure out which formula will help you the best. I haven’t called yet but thought that was a nice service.

Alternatively, you can use this online health analysis from JingHerbs to know how you’re doing in terms of Jing, Qi, and Shen.

UPDATE: I’m in love with tonic herbs!! I felt amazing right away a day or two of taking them. Now I’ve also bought Super Jing and Ginseng Sublime from DragonHerbs. And organic Reishi powder from Terrasoul on Amazon.

I’m looking for maximum healing from Jing deficiency, Qi deficiency, Kidney/Adrenal issues, and various other health things. I’m ALL IN with superior tonic herbs.

Resources:
Ron Teeguarden & David Wolfe on Adrenals (part 1)
Ron & David on Adrenals (part 2)

Ron Teeguarden Interview – video with Lisa Garr

Dragon Herbs – Info on Ron’s background & his online store

Info on Chinese Superior Herbs

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