This beauty is best for insomnia and calming the mind. It anchors fiery thoughts, helps with fright and clears the eyes. It helps with headaches, vertigo, red eyes, dizziness and insomnia. It aids with heart palpitations and calming anxiety.
This once can be more difficult to digest so if you have loose stools or are pregnant avoid this herb.
Best paired with: Yuan Zhi, Bai Shao, dang gui and long yan.
Category: Calm spirit
Meridians: Heart, Liver
Taste: sweet, salty
Instructions: Simmer 8-10 pieces in 3 cups of water until it boils down to one cup, drain and enjoy. Or for a less strong but more convenient ritual you can simply add a few pieces to boiling water in your mug. You can add honey or it can be mixed with other teas for flavour and therapeutic properties. Consult with a TCM herbalist for best results.