Shen is our ultimate Shen tonic formulation. It
is calming, soothing and uplifting to the Spirit. The formula utilizes the
finest and most important Shen herbs known to the people of Asia, including
Pearl powder and Reishi mushroom (the “Herb of Good Fortune”). Pearl
Shen can help a person develop a peaceful, universal attitude. It supports mental
energy. Pearl Shen is a superb Shen tonic for those who are suffering mild
heartbreak, anxiety, worry, fear, grief, etc.
The Herbs in Pearl Shen
Duanwood Reishi Mushroom
Over two thousand years ago, Shen Nong said
of Reishi Mushroom: “Its atmospheric energy is neutral, it has no
toxicity, it is good for the Qi (functional
activities) of the heart including mental activities, it tonifies the Spleen,
increases wisdom, improves memory so that you won’t forget, long-term
consumption will lighten your body, you will never become old, it lengthens
years, it has spiritual power, and it develops Shen so that you become a
“spirit-being” like the immortals.”
In the 16th Century
pharmacopoeia Ben Cao Gang Mu, which contains hundreds of natural herbs
the Chinese have used for thousands of years, compiler Li Shi Zhen described
the uses of Reishi: "It benefits the life energy, or Qi of the heart, supporting
the natural energy and freedom of movement of the chest. It increases
intellectual capacity and banishes forgetfulness. Taken over a long period of
time, agility of the body will not cease, and the years are lengthened to those
of the Immortals."
particularly revered by the followers of the Taoist tradition as the
"Elixir of Immortality" and as the "Herb of Spiritual
Potency." Taoists have continuously claimed that Reishi promotes calmness,
centeredness, balance, inner awareness and inner strength. They have used it to
improve meditative practices and to protect the body, mind and spirit so that
the adept could attain both a long and healthy life and spiritual
"immortality" (the Chinese Taoist term for enlightenment, or ultimate
Reishi is a superb
anti-stress herb. Throughout history it has been used to bring balance into the
lives of people who needed help in this department, and that means most
everyone. Deep in antiquity, "The Herb of Spiritual Potency" was
routinely used by mountain hermits, monks, Taoist adepts and spiritual seekers
throughout Asia because it was believed to help calm the mind, ease tension, support
the nerves, memory, concentration, focus, will power and, as a result, help
build wisdom. The people of Asia have never
lost their faith in Reishi. They believe more than ever in Reishi's power to
improve the quality of life by supporting the inner life of a human being.
It is the profound
ability of Reishi to support one's life on every plane that makes it so
miraculous. Reishi is indeed calming and centering. Everyone who takes Reishi
notices the peacefulness that seems to accompany its use. And Reishi's benefits
are cumulative, gradually supporting the nerve functions and actually changing
how we perceive life.
Chinese texts have credited ground Pearl Powder with the ability to relieve
uneasiness of the heart and mind. This ability to stabilize uneven emotions is
known as Shen stabilization. Ground Pearl Powder is a profound Shen stabilizer.
It is among the elite substances of this type known. Micro-ground Pearl Powder (“levigated”)
can relieve uneasiness, nervousness, anxiety and tension associated with
occasional stress. Consistent use helps a person maintain their energy and
vitality. It is an ideal Shen tonic.
is believed to be rejuvenating to the mind. It replenishes energy that has been
drained due to overwork, over-thinking and stress.
Albizzia Flower is a
wonderful Shen tonic. The flower of this exotic tree is especially famous among
the Chinese for use when one is experiencing occasional emotional problems such
as a broken heart and the experience of loss. The flower of Albizzia is calming
and improves mood. It helps with anxiety, occasional insomnia, irritability,
anger, forgetfulness, worry, etc. It is commonly used for any emotional upsets.
It has a wonderful Shen lifting (mood supporting) ability. It is one of the
best herbs to use for people who are mildly depressed (if you are seriously
depressed, see a physician) or angry. (Severe chronic depression and
despondence are medical conditions that require medical attention).
Spirit Poria is a
very good Shen tonic herb. It is the central part of a mushroom that grows on
the roots of aging pine trees. It was used by Taoists and has been held in the
highest esteem by spiritual seekers. It is believed by the Taoists to have a
very special power to lift Shen and to help develop the Spirit. It is one of
the major Shen tonic and Shen stabilizing substances and has acquired a special
reputation for it overall emotional balancing benefits. By stabilizing the
emotions, the true mind is able to develop fully, unhindered by emotional
Zizyphus Seed is one
of the most commonly used herbs in Chinese herbalism. Being neutral in energy
and mild in nature, it is the most commonly used herb in sedative formulas
designed to help relax the mind. It is categorized as a heart-blood tonic in
traditional Chinese health theory, therefore it is calming the heart, which is
the Seat of Shen and which determines our emotional stability. In this
formula, Zizyphus will ease the mind and will be helpful to those who are
Chinese Licorice Root
is a harmonizing herb that unifies the functions of the many herbs in this
Eclipta Herb is used
in this formula to relieve tension that cause emotional imbalance.
Polygala opens the internal
path between the Kidney and Heart. Polygala harmonizes the energy of the Heart
and Kidney by opening a channel of energy between the two organs, helping to
dissipate fear and to promote the sense of wellbeing and the experience of
love. Polygala, traditionally known as “the Will Strengthener,” helps
strengthen Will Power.
Salvia Root cools the
blood. It has the ability to stabilize Shen and reduce agitation.
nourishes the Yin, purges falsefire, moistens dryness and stabilizes the
Liver tension, disperses blocked Qi and Blood, and reduces tension throughout
Polygonum stem, the stem of its more famous root, He Shou
Wu, is a powerful Shen stabilizing agent used in many formulas to calm the
Spirit, and steady the mind. It has a smooth action and is very safe to use.*
Traditional Function: Nurtures
Shen, nourishes Yin and Blood*
Who can use it? Anyone
struggling on the emotional plane, and by those who seek spiritual well being
Specifications: 100 Capsules 500 mg each
Duanwood Reishi fruiting body, Pearl
Powder, Polygonatum rhizome, Albizzia julibrissin flower, Spirit Poria sclerotium, Zizyphus seed, Chinese Licorice root, Eclipta herb,
Polygala root, Chinese Salvia root,
Chinese Asparagus root, Bupleurum root, Polygonum multiflorum root
Other Ingredients: Vegetarian capsules (Pullulan caps 100% natural, water- soluble polysacharide produced through a fermentation process;
vegetable origin; non-GMO; no starch, preservatives or chemical modifications;
gluten free.), rice powder
Usage: Take 3 capsules, 2 times per day or as directed by a
healthcare professional. May be taken at bed time.
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.”
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.
This product is not intended to
diagnose, treat, cure or
prevent any disease.