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."
Ganoderma was 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 spiritual realization).
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
Polygonatum is believed to be rejuvenating to the
mind. It replenishes energy that has been drained due to overwork, over-thinking
Albizia 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 Albizia
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
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 distraction.
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 having nightmares.
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
nourishes the Yin, purges falsefire, moistens dryness
and stabilizes the emotions.
Bupleurum relieves Liver tension, disperses blocked Qi and Blood,
and reduces tension throughout the body.
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
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
fruiting body, Amber, Pure Pearl Powder, Polygonatum
rhizome, Albizia julibrissin flower, Spirit Poria sclerotium, Zizyphus seed, Chinese Licorice root, Eclipta
herb, Polygala root, Chinese Salvia
root, Chinese Asparagus root, Bupleurum root, He Shou Wu (Polygonum multiflorum) stem.
Other Ingredients: Vegetarian capsules**,
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 – Compliance. If you don’t take
the herbs, they won’t work.”
100% natural, water- soluble polysaccharide produced through a fermentation
process; vegetable origin; non-GMO; no starch, preservatives or chemical
modifications; gluten free.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.
This product is not intended to
diagnose, treat, cure or
prevent any disease.