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Cleansing with Chaga Mushroom

Cleansing with Chaga Mushroom

Cleansing and Detoxing Tonic Herbs offer a myriad of benefits, but one commonality with all tonic herbs is their ability to cleanse and detox the body.  Daily use of any tonic herb would aid the body in the removal of toxins and stagnation.  In order for an herb to be...
Fight Aging with He Shou Wu

Fight Aging with He Shou Wu

Fight Aging with He Shou Wu He Shou Wu, or polygonum multiflorum, is a medicinal vine also known as fleece flower. He Shou Wu is native to Southern and Central China and parts of Japan. It usually grows 2-4 meters tall on woody tubers. It is the tuber, or root of the...

He Shou Wu Revealed

So, I’m sure you’ve all heard about how a glass of red wine a day can keep the old age and cancer away, and if you haven’t, well, you are now.  It has been proven that people who drink small amounts of red wine daily have been seen to live longer and healthier.  This...

What’s The Point of Tonic Herbs?

This is quite an important question to ask and to explore because in our modern world we frequently lose sight of the true essence of things. For those reasons, its always good to take a moment to breathe, recenter, and come back to our foundations. We could ask, how...
Antioxidant properties of Gynostemma

Antioxidant properties of Gynostemma

Antioxidant properties of Gynostemma Gynostemma (Gynostemma pentaphyllum, also known as Jiaogulan) is well known for its adaptogenic effects, for increasing longevity and for its potent antioxidant effects. Gynostemma contains saponins (more specifically...

How Can We Boost Qi?

How can we boost our Qi?. In this article, we will explore simple solutions to get your qi in balance while also explaining some functions of Chaga Mushroom within the context of TCM. Classified as a qi tonic: Chaga invigorates and replenishes the qi. What does it...
Why take Tonic Herbs?

Why take Tonic Herbs?

Tonic herbs are an elite class of herbs used by both Western and Chinese herbal medicine systems. The term “tonic” generally refers to food based substances that are nutritionally dense and more potently nourish specific organs of the body than other herbs. Therefore,...
Featured Herb: He Shou Wu

Featured Herb: He Shou Wu

As the seasons change and it becomes colder we are exposed to less sunlight and our bodies require more yin foods for us to stay warm, properly moisturized, and feeling emotionally vital. Here are a few ways in which He Shou Wu protects us during the colder seasons,...
Learning To Master The Relaxation Reflex

Learning To Master The Relaxation Reflex

This is a simple technique that can be used daily to gain mastery of a deep state of relaxation. It is perfect for dealing with the stresses of modern life. This technique can be used by anyone, even children, and is an excellent complement to any lifestyle. You might...
Gynostemma Spotlight

Gynostemma Spotlight

Gynostemma Spotlight  In Chinese medicine the autumn season is associated with the metal element.  It is a time of alchemy and transformation as we identify and let go of that which no longer serves us. During this season, it is easy to become prone to the emotion of...
Feelings of Medicinal Mushrooms

Feelings of Medicinal Mushrooms

At Hyperion, we are very interested in the science behind medicinal mushrooms, and why they are so beneficial for longevity. Many of our posts incorporate those aspects, and while this is useful in understanding their medicinal mechanisms, there is something more that...