Boost Your Vitality, Slow Ageing & Prevent Disease with these 5 Herbs that Date Back Centuries!
The Chinese believe health is a combination of body, mind and soul – and that good health is achieved by balancing all three systems. Oriental teachings address even complex psychological dimensions through this philosophy of “wholeness.” Balance in the body is vitally important and each organ must balance with interrelated organs to create positive energy in the entire body.
For over two millennia, physicians of China’s Imperial Court researched the effects of various herbs on the human body. Meticulous record-keepers, these physicians kept complete, accurately written logs so that those who came after them could build upon their research. They were eventually catalogued under the watchful eye of court physician Li Shi Zhen and under direct orders from Emperor Ming Cheng Zu during the Ming Dynasty, the most magnificent period of cultural renaissance in Oriental history, which ruled China for nearly 300 years.
The thousands of Imperial herbal prescriptions were some of the most prized possessions of the royal family and their extensive medical library of pharmacopoeia were used for Ming Dynasty emperors and their families to improve health and wellbeing and to assist with longevity. The anti-ageing properties of many of these herbs are well known – and many of these royal formulas are still available today.
Many herbal formulations used today, draw upon the philosophy of this ancient Chinese medical knowledge and use combinations of ingredients taken from this ancient pharmacopoeia. Part of this philosophy states that the body’s life force or ‘Qi’ (pronounced and often written as ‘chi’), is composed of energy that flows through the body’s internal pathways. As the imperial physicians found 2000 years ago, there are specifically selected herbs proven today to have an invigorating effect on Qi.
This can be extremely beneficial as the levels of chi in adults do decrease over time and this loss is exacerbated when we suffer from the effects of environmental factors which can cause energy imbalances in the body. So to support the optimal performance of your body’s bio-systems; to improve your health and support your anti-ageing efforts; including some special Chinese herbal nutrients that fuel and strengthen the entire body – seems like a wise idea!
Here are just some of Emperor Ming Cheng Zu’s favourite herbs that were used for health, wellness, anti-ageing and longevity.