Autumnal Support: A Breath of Forest Air
Autumnal Support: A Breath of Forest Air
Supports a healthy Lung/Large Intestine Axis
A balanced blend of East meets West herbal medicine, this formula is designed to create balance in our Metal energy.
This formula is made of wildcrafted, organic grown medicinal mushrooms, and Chinese Herbs, preserved and extracted in a combination of spring water, vegetable glycerine and organic cane sugar alcohol.
This mindfully crafted combination of medicinal substances helps to support blood and qi flow to the organ systems comprising the Metal Element in the body.
The flavor you will notice first is that of fresh pine needle. Eastern White Pine needle is a perfect Autumn medicine. I love the way it tastes and gives me the feeling of walking through a forest path, breathing in the piney air. It inspires deep breaths and happy sighs. Pine needle has been used to relieve coughs, expectorate mucus, and even relieve symptoms of depression.
We are using Chaga Mushroom for its exceptional immune-modulating effects. This mushroom is rich in Cytokines, the immune system’s chemical messengers.Cytokines play a vital role in stimulating white blood cells, which are the immune system’s first line of defense against a range of illnesses. We are using this medicinal mushroom in combination with the Chinese Herbal Formula Yu Peng Feng San, that is designed to support our bodies’ Defensive Qi (Wei Qi). Together, these medicinals have a powerful clinical effect. They strengthen our Wei Qi circulating at the surface of the body, making sure it is ready to engage the immune system at first signs of an invading pathogen. We use Yin nourishing herbs like Dang shen, Da Zao and Mai Men Dong to nourish the healthy moisture of the lungs, helping to reduce respiratory inflammation. This keeps our respiratory system strong, and allows the lung to send that healthy body fluid to the skin, to balance out the dryness of the season. Mai Men Dong, Wu Wei Zi and Da Zao also have a calming and balancing effect on the mind, spirit and heart, providing much needed comfort through the season when feelings of grief and sadness often come up. Jie Geng and Usnea are used to reduce respiratory inflammation and clear up potential infections.
And Finally, Jie Geng and Bai Zhu are used to help support the natural downward direction of the Metal element. These herbs help reduce inflammation in the lungs, clear phlegm, and help to drive old lingering pathogenic dampness out of the system and into the intestines for elimination via the bowels. We often focus on the Lungs as the primary organ of the Autumn season because we see everyone coughing and the squeaky wheel gets the oil, but we should not forget that the Large Intestine is the other organ of the Metal Element/ Autumn Season. It’s important to keep the lungs open, breathing fully, pushing down on the diaphragm at the bottom of the breath and massaging the large intestine to help with its descent as well. This is the Lung/Large Intestine connection we are supporting with this Autumn Alignment formula.
Following the principals of Chinese Medicine we can use this wisdom to find vibrant health in our mind and body while preventing future imbalances and correcting present misalignments that may give rise to symptoms. This is what the Huang Di Nei Jing, our ancient source text, has to offer to this end:
“In the three months of Autumn
they denote taking in and balance.
The qi of heaven becomes tense.
The qi of the earth becomes bright.
Go to rest early and rise early,
get up together with the chicken.
Let the mind be peaceful and tranquil, so as
to temper the punishment carried out in autumn.
Collect the spirit qi and
cause the autumn qi to be balanced.
Direct your mind to the inside and
cause the lung qi to be clear.
This is correspondence with the qi of autumn and
it is the Way to nourish gathering.
Opposing it harms the lung.
-Huang Di Nei Jing Su Wen
While we all do our best to live by the principles of the season, it unfortunately isn't always possible in this modern world. That’s where seasonal alignment herbal formulas come in, we create these blends to provide you with additional support throughout the turning of the wheel to help you maintain your balance and vitality.
This formula can be taken as a daily preventative formula to support mental/emotional balance, immune strength, and balanced moisture in the body or can be taken as needed during times of vulnerability.
Our Seasonal Metal Alignment formula helps your mind, body and spirit align with the traditional balance of Autumn to support your most vibrant health.
Flavor Profile: Piney, sweet and grounding, this formula is as tasty as it is supportive
Formula Action: Opens the Lungs to reduces Lung heat and stagnation, Settles Shen and supports balanced Nervous System, Supports Immune system function
Base formulas: Jie Geng + Mai Men Dong Tang + Yu Peng Feng San
Ingredients: Mai men dong, Jie geng, Chaga mushroom, Usnea, Eastern White Pine needle, Dang shen, Wu wei zi, Da zao, Ban Xia, Huang Qi, Bai Zhu, Fang Feng
Additional ingredients: Filtered water, Organic, Organic Vegetable Glycerine,10% ABV Organic Cane Sugar Alcohol
*Organic herbs are used whenever available, all herbs used undergo laboratory testing to ensure they are free from possible impurities or contaminants.
∞These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The information in this article is for educational purposes only. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.