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Pacific Herbs – Women’s Health – Hot Flashes

Menopause Relief Herb Pack

½ – 1 tsp of granules mixed in hot water or place granules directly into mouth or as directed by a healthcare practitioner

Based on TCM formula name: Zhi Bai Di Huang Wan.

Ingredients

Rehmannia root (Shu Di Huang)

Rehmannia supports the yin and has key nutrients. Rehmannia is one of the most important herbs used in Asian medicine to nourish the kidneys the liver and strengthen the essence. TCM considers this herb a blood tonic and can be used by both men and women to support the liver. Rehmannia has been known throughout the ages as “the great nourisher” because of its many anti-aging, and rejuvenating functions.

Known constituents of rehmannia: alanine, arginine, aspartic-acid, aucubin, beta-sitosterol, calcium, catalpol, copper, d-fructose, d-galactose, d-glucose, GABA, glucosamine, glutamic- acid, glycine, histidine, iron, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, magnesium, manganese, manninotriose, mannitol, melittoside, methionine, phenylalanine, phosphoric acid, potassium, proline, taffinose, tehmaglutins, tehmanniosides, serine, stachyose, sucrose, threonine, tyrosine, valine, verbascose, zinc, vitamins A, B, C, D, amino acids, cerebroside.

Fructus cornus (Sha Zhu Yu)

Fructus Ccrnus is used in approximately twenty key Traditional Chinese herbal formulas because of its ability to support the adrenals and kidneys. It has other uses as well along with providing an important function of enhancing other herbs in this formula. Fructus Cornus is commonly used in conjunction with Rehmannia and Discorea to nourish and support the liver and kidney channels for healthy aging. This herbal threesome creates a powerful triangle of healing energy when used together.

Cortex moutan (Mu Dan Pi)

This herb is the bark of the root Paeonia suffruticosa. Chinese Medicine says this herb invigorates the blood and moves the blood. When combined with other herbs in this formula it is famous for nourishing and cooling your blood or yin energy.

Licorice (Gan Cao)

Licorice has a long and highly varied record of uses. It was and remains one of the most important herbs in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is said this herb goes to all twelve channels of the body, a claim given to only a few Chinese herbs.  Licorice has a sweet flavor, sweet Chinese herbs are helpful in tonifying the pancreas. The two major constituents of licorice are glycyrrhizin and flavonoids. Flavonoids are antioxidants known to improve circulation.

Dioscorea root (Shan Yao)

Dioscorea is wild yam, a traditional food source. Dioscorea is used as a supportive herb to balance both the yin and yang with its neutral energy. Yam is known as one of the easiest foods to digest and this herb helps both the digestive system and our yin by naturally replenishing bodily fluids we often lose in the aging process. It is a rich source of trace minerals like copper, calcium, potassium, iron, manganese, and phosphorus. Potassium is an important component of supporting cell and body fluids.

Poria (Fu Ling)

Poria is most commonly used to support the spleen and calms the mind in TCM. Beyond poria’s principal action, this herb is also used to calm the heart spirit.

Alisma (Ze Xie)

Alisma contains a pungent, volatile oil, which is the source of its medicinal attributes. Alisma is often used to alleviate water retention. Its urination-promoting actions are used to reduce edema and urinary difficulties. Additionally, alisma is used to help treat dizziness with heat and ringing in the ears.

Anemerrhena (Zhi Mu)

It is the root of this herb that has properties of clearing excess fire and at the same time nourishing the yin. These are two very important treatment principals and therefore make this herb a prized possession. Its major chemical constituents include saponines, flavonoids, polysaccharides, and alkaloids.

Eclipta (Mo Han Lian)

Eclipta has a wide range of biological uses. In China, it has been used as a cooling and restorative herb for centuries. Eciplta is considered to be one of the best remedies for the hair and is also used as a rejuvenating liver tonic. The wide range of chemical compounds makes eclipta excellent for many medicinal uses. Active ingredients include coumestans, alkaloids, thiophenes, flavonoids, polyacetylenes, triterpenes, and their glycosides have all been isolated.

Ligustrum fruit (Nu Zhen Zi)

Ligustrum nourishes the liver and kidney channels. It is very effective at clearing heat from deficiency conditions such as menopausal hot flashes and night sweats.

Epimedium (Yin Yang Huo)

Epimedium nourishes your yin and improves and supports healthy bone density with trace minerals and bone growth factors. Epimedium is also commonly known as Horny Goat weed, most likely for its powerful physical yang stimulating effects on energy. You may have heard of it as a sexual tonic but in TCM it is considered both a Yin and Yang tonic herb. We use it in our herb pack because it serves both these functions. It is important to nourish our yin while we age, women can always use supportive herbs for our yang energy. The Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences places these herbs in a group of elite group of herbs that support longevity.

places this herbs in a group of elite group of herbs that slow aging and promote longevity.

Lycium (Gou Qi Zi)

Whether you call it Goji Berry, Gou Qi Zi, Chinese Wolfberry or Lycium it is all a power-packed little red berry that has recently been discovered in the West but has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for millennia. Traditionally grown on bushy vines in mountainous areas, Lycium fruit provides energy, is commonly used to support the immune system.

Lycium Fruit has a high concentration of beta-carotene, vitamins B1 and B2, as well as vitamin C. It also contains eighteen kinds of amino acids and important trace minerals.

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