Ginseng and Longan Combination
Ginseng and Longan Combination is the premier classical Spleen-Heart tonic of Chinese tonic herbalism. This formula tonifies two of the three treasures: it strengthens the Qi (both the Qi and the Blood components); and calms the Shen, allowing it to grow.
When both Heart Blood and Spleen Qi are deficient, one should nourish the Heart and activate the Spleen energy. The Heart is nourished by enriching the Blood. When the vital energy (Qi) and the Blood are enriched, the Heart and the Shen are calm and the circulation of the vital energy (Qi) in the Spleen is appropriate and healthy. The Spleen should govern Blood, but when the Blood does not return to the Spleen it circulates improperly causing fatigue with poor appetite, palpitations, insomnia, amnesia, poor memory, irregular and/or painful menstruation.
The Herbs and Their Benefits
Ginseng, white atractylodes, astragalus, jujube, and Licorice are all major Spleen Qi tonics and facilitate the smooth circulation of vital energy. They support the upright energy in the body helping to keep the internal organs in place as well as strengthening the body's immune function.
Zizyphys, longan, poria and, Polygala nurture the Heart and help to calm the Shen and are sedative. Polygala removes phlegm obstructions and opens the internal path between the Kidney and Heart. Polygala and Ginseng both strengthen the will. Dang gui and Zizyphus tonify Heart Blood and thus have a tranquilizing effect on the organism.
White atractylodes, dried ginger and Poria assist the digestive function by drying out excess dampness in the Spleen. Dried ginger is warming to the interior and improves nutrient absorption. Saussurea regulates the vital energy and facilitates the circulation of Qi in the Spleen. Saussurea thus promotes the smooth flow of digestive energy and prevents the invasion of Liver energy into the Spleen and Stomach.
Saussurea, combined with Poria and White atractylodes, helps to warm and dry the colon helping to alleviate diarrhea associated with Spleen weakness caused by excess worry. Dang gui and Saussurea help to regulate the peristaltic action of the Large Intestine with both herbs having an analgesic effect on pain and gas. Dang gui and zizyphus have a regulating effect on uterine contractions.
Jujube and licorice help to harmonize the herbs in the formula.
This great Qi and Shen tonic formula has been used for centuries to increase vital energy and calm anxiety. It may be used to strengthen Qi and Blood which have become deficient due to major illness, chronic or acute bleeding and/or mental or physical stress. Some common symptoms of Spleen/Heart Blood deficiency include anemia, insomnia (especially difficulty falling asleep), night sweats, prolonged menstrual bleeding, absentmindedness, confused thinking, palpitations, impotence, irregular menstruation, decreased vitality and chronic fatigue. Ginseng and Longan Combination may be used for pallor, memory loss and chronic conditions that reappear with an absence of inflammation. It is often used in programs which treat irregular menstruation, excessive menstruation or continuous menstruation due to Spleen Qi deficiency.
Herbalists should note that this formula is sometimes used to assist those people who have trouble digesting Ginseng and Dang Gui Combination or Ginseng and Astragalus Combination.
Traditional Function: Tonifies Qi, Blood and Shen
Who can use it? It may be used to strengthen Qi and Blood which have become deficient due to major illness, chronic or acute bleeding and/or mental or physical stress. It may be used strengthen Qi and Blood which have become deficient due to major illness, chronic or acute bleeding and/or mental or physical stress. It is especially suitable to those who cannot easily fall asleep due to anxiety or worrying.
Concentration: 8:1 powdered extract
Specifications: 100 Capsules 500 mg each
Ingredients: Codonopsis root, Longan fruit, Astragalus root, Bai-zhu Atractylodes rhizome, Poria sclerotium, Dong quai root, Polygala root, Red Jujube fruit, Saussurea costus root, Fresh Ginger rhizome, Chinese Licorice root, Zizyphus seed.
Other Ingredients: Vegetarian capsules (Pullulan caps 100% natural, water-soluble polysaccharide produced through a fermentation process; vegetable origin; non-GMO; no starch, preservative or chemical modifications; gluten free.), rice powder.
Usage: Take 3 capsules, 2 times per day or as directed by a healthcare professional
Remember Ron Teeguarden's "First Rule of Tonic Herbalism," summed up in a single word – Compliance. If you don't take the herbs, they won't work."
- Codonopsis root, longan fruit, astragalus root, bai-zhu atractylodes rhizome, poria sclerotium, dang gui root, polygala root, red jujube fruit, saussurea costus root, fresh ginger rhizome, chinese licorice root, zizyphus seed.
- Other ingredients
- Vegetarian capsules, rice powder.
- Suggested Use
- Take 3 capsules, 2 times per day or as directed by a healthcare professional.
- Additional info
- Pullulan caps 100% natural, water-soluble polysaccharide produced through a fermentation process; vegetable origin; non-GMO; no starch, preservatives or chemical modifications; gluten free.
- Quantity & type
- 100 capsules 500 mg each.
- Dragon Herbs
- 100 Caps