Dew Drops is first and foremost a
moistening Yin tonic. It improves the fluid status of the body. In particular
it supports the healthy fluid status of the lungs, skin, digestive tract and
eyes. It is also a very good Qi tonic. Finally, it is a lovely and effective Shen
The Herbs in Dew
American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolium) is the most famous
moisturizing herb in the world. It supports fluid production throughout the
body and is a superb Qi tonic. American Ginseng is different than Asian Ginseng
in that it is cooling.
tonifies the Kidney, Heart, Lungs and Stomach, but its
most overt action is to help promote fluids. Consistent consumption of
Asparagus root is believed to help promote lovely, smooth, radiant skin, and
shiny hair. It helps moisten the lungs in a healthy way. Asparagus root is
cooling in nature, as it moisturizes healthy tissue.
Prince Ginseng (Radix Pseudoginseng) is an excellent Qi
tonic that can be used much as American Ginseng is used. It can tonify Qi while
not creating excess heat. As a Yin tonic, it can be combined with American
Ginseng to nourish the Lungs. Used with the other herbs in this formulation, it
can help generate fluids and allay thirst. Prince Ginseng is not in fact a
variety of Ginseng, though it was traditionally used as a substitute for
Ginseng either when Ginseng was inappropriate because it was too warm, or when
Ginseng was too expensive or unavailable. It is a different kind of herb
– it does not contain ginsenosides, but is does tonify Qi.
Lily bulb is
primarily used to help moisten the Lungs. It has mild but effective balancing influence
on the emotions. It is capable of calming agitation and helping to relieve short-term
anxiety, grief and despair.
Poria is very widely used
in Chinese herbalism. It is traditionally used as a Qi tonic to benefit the
internal organs. It is a solid fungus which grows on the roots of old pine
trees. It is used in hundreds of classical formulas to improve the flow of
water through the body. It is especially commonly used in Qi tonics for this
purpose. Poria is also mildly calming. Poria is considered to be highly
nourishing. It is one of the primary longevity herbs and is included in most
longevity tonics. Poria is a powerful immune system tonic. Since Poria was a
popular food among the imperial concubines for its antiaging qualities, there
are still two huge Poria from the Qing Dynasty kept on display in the Forbidden
City (the Imperial Palace) in Beijing.
Licorice root is
used as a harmonizing ingredient in many Chinese herbal formulations. It is
used in more formulations than any other herb in Chinese herbalism. Though it
is considered to be the quintessential “servant” herb, it is often
referred to as the King of Herbs, in spite of the fact that Ginseng also bears the
title. Its sweet and pleasant flavor help make some unsavory formulations
palatable, and otherwise bland tasting formulas, excellent. So it noticeably
contributes to the flavor of Dew Drops.
It is believed that Licorice root “harmonizes” the ingredients in
an herbal formulation, eliminating harshness of action and promoting smooth
activity of the herbs. It is therefore called “the Great
Who can use it? Anyone, and
especially those who are dry due to temporary environmental conditions
Precautions: This formulation is best not be used
when experiencing cough due to invasion of wind-cold and by those with cold
Spleen with diarrhea
Specifications: 2 fl.
Ingredients: Chinese Asparagus root, American
Ginseng root, Psuedostellaria root tuber, Poria sclerotium, Lily flower,
Chinese Licorice root.
Other Ingredients: water, alcohol.
droppers per day or as directed by your health care practitioner
Remember Ron Teeguarden’s
“First Rule of Tonic Herbalism,” summed up in a single word –
If you don’t take the herbs, they won’t work.”
statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended
diagnose, treat, cure
or prevent any disease.