Ren Shen is one of the most commonly used Chinese herbs. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, it’s a tonifying herb that helps support Qi and is considered slightly warming on the body. It’s said to enter the lung and spleen. Widely known for its ability to boost your mood and energy, but did you know that this beauty is actually an ‘adaptogen’ meaning that it ‘adapts’ to exactly what your body needs. Genius. Whether you’re feeling a little ‘under the weather’ or you’re firing on overdrive, adaptogens come along and make you feel normal again. Giving you the boost you need, or calming you down. You’ll also love ginseng for its ability to support your digestive system and better assimilate the nutrients you need to thrive - good news for your skin. Combining ginseng and fu lin, as seen in Antioxidant Tea, helps to treat digestion where there is lack of appetite, diarrhoea, or vomiting.
Written by Dr. Nat Kringoudis, TCM.