Chrysanthemums are in bloom! I've been gathering this years harvest of these medicinal organic flowers this month and I'm delighted to offer them as a mild tasting gentle calming tea.
Chrysanthemum morifolium, this Chinese sourced herb, is not just admired for its bright colors but also for its remarkable medicinal qualities. It is known best for its beneficial effect on sleep and relaxation. Its cooling quality is good for the eyes, headaches, and allergies.
It is also a gentle liver cleanser. Stop by my office for a cup of tea to taste its mild soothing flavor!
Healthy Aging and East Asian Medicine
What limits us from living indefinitely? Is there a way to preserve life sustaining Qi reserves?
It is known in fundamental science, that the human life span has a natural limit. In East Asian Medicine aging is viewed not by age, but by the amount of Qi reserve within the complex of all the body systems. There are several influential factors that determine longevity and the preservation of life sustaining Qi.
In ancient times without the knowledge known now as the Human Genome, Eastern Medicine scholars viewed longevity by the relative quantity or manifestation of Qi in the body.
Qi, also known as the essential life giving force, permeates every cell, tissue, and organ, and is also the trigger to signal a cell to thrive.
Inherited qi, also called Prenatal Qi, influences how much Qi a person is born with.This is set by family genetic patterns and fetal health during prenatal and neonatal life. These conditions vary from person to person and sets the stage for the quality and quantity of Vital Qi as part of your health map. It also influences the potential for good health throughout the course of your life.