5 Chinese Herbs to Restore Your Energy and Lift Your Mood

Are you constantly feeling tired, moody, down or stressed?
Do you find it difficult to achieve a sustained life-energy balance?
If that is the case, then you are not alone in suffering this predicament. Thousands of people are plagued by fatigue, depressed mood and levels of stress that can make it difficult to accomplish even the most simple of tasks.

When Caffeine Stops Working...Chinese Herbs Can Help Provide Natural Remedy for Energy Support

Is Coffee Bad for your health?

For many people, coffee or other caffeinated products begin to lose their ability to stimulate energy. Those who are used to drinking coffee or another source of caffeine every time they feel low or need an energy boost come to find that their bodies grow resistant to the magical powers of coffee/caffeine. And, although, for some, coffee can provide a temporary source of energy, for most, coffee can not help much with mood disturbances, anxiety and excess stress. 

Fortunately, Chinese herbs for energy and mood exist to help in this regard. Full of naturally occurring compounds that nourish your body, Chinese herbs can help you sustain healthy energy levels, vitality and focus for the entire day. At the same time, these herbs can help maintain clear thinking and feelings of balanced mood, without the excessive stimulation that can come from coffee or other caffeinated "energy" beverages.

Chinese medicine encourages avoiding regular intake of coffee, sugar or red bull to boost energy and mood as all these have harmful effects on your body in the long run. Instead, try the following formulas and Chinese herbs for energy and mood that are neither over-stimulating, habit-forming or inhibiting of normal bodily functions.

These Chinese herbs for energy can be taken as teas, powders or as independent patent formulas specifically designed to support healthy energy levels.

Five Chinese Herbs to Help Naturally Restore Your Energy:

Cordyceps (Dong Chong Xia Cao)

Cordyceps tea for energy

 

Cordyceps, most commonly referred to as the “ginseng of mushrooms” is a powerful Chinese herb that has been used for centuries during illness to help the body restore itself to wellness. It has amazing capabilities to support your endurance and stamina to engage in strenuous activities by increasing your body’s production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP); a nucleotide used as a source of energy in cellular reactions.

Cordyceps also supports the efficiency with which your body utilizes oxygen. Proper utilization of oxygen yields optimal energy for you and this makes Cordyceps ideal for supporting healthy energy levels in the body.

**Important fact: This herb gained worldwide attention when a couple of Chinese athletes smashed records during the 1992 Olympic Games. Authorities at the games suspected that the athletes had used performance-enhancing drugs but further testing yielded negative results on doping. The athletes later credited their use of Cordyceps extracts for their superior performance. Cordyceps are definitely the real deal. (For more on this see: Cordyceps for Sports Performance: The Latest Research)

Schisandra Fruit (Wu Wei Zi)

Schisandra berries are the fruits of a vine tree commonly found in Northern China and in some parts of Russia. The berries are usually taken when dried, and they can be used to make soothing herbal teas.

Wu Wei Zi Chinese Herb for Energy

 

Wu Wei Zi has been used since the ancient times in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), and they are considered among the 50 fundamental Chinese herbs. They are used as a restorative adaptogen that support healthy energy levels, endurance capacity, optimal physical performance and strong immunity. By maintaining healthy energy levels, engaging in your daily activities becomes easy. 

These factors make Wu Wei Zi one of the most valuable Chinese herbs for energy. This is one of the main ingredients in Plum Dragon Herbs' Super Antioxidant Longevi-Tea.

Siberian Ginseng (Ci Wu Jia)

Siberian ginseng is revered in TCM for its energizing as well as health-supporting benefits. Siberian ginseng contains an abundance of strength-building compounds known as ginsenosides, making it one of the best adaptogens on TCM. It has tonic effects on maintaining the healthy function of the lungs and the spleen, two organs that aid in extracting energy from the food substances we consume.

Studies also indicate that Siberian ginseng works to support and maintain the health of the immune system when it is consumed on a regular basis.

Yerba Mate Tea

Yerba mate tea contains caffeine just like coffee, and, therefore, has similar stimulating effects that we have come to associate with coffee. The levels of caffeine in Yerba mate tea are at a more natural and less damaging level. This special herbal tea formula stimulates the brain and the entire nervous system gently and more mildly than the traditional coffee.

Yerba mate tea is, therefore, a great and healthier alternative to coffee for those exhausted by stress and those still wanting to stimulate their energy levels with a caffeine source.

Reishi Mushroom (Ling Zhi)

Reishi Mushrooms for increasing energy levels

 

Reishi mushrooms have been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to “calm the spirit” and to protect the body from the effects that mental and physical stress can have on the human body over time. When consumed on a regular basis Reishi mushroom help support healthy nervous system functioning and maintain healthy immune system function.

Plum Dragon offers two great traditional Chinese Medicine teas that contain Reishi mushroom: Reishi & Astragalus Chai Training Tea and Reishi-Green Chai Training Tea

 

Other Natural Energy Support Remedies:

  • High Spirts - Plum Dragon's High Spirits formula lifts the mood and promotes a healthy emotional response to stress and monthly hormonal changes.

     

    This formula blends the classic Chinese combination, Xiao Yao San, or “Free and Easy Wanderer” with Western adaptogenic and nervous system herbs to provide tonic support over time, as well as ease in the moment. The Chinese components regulate liver qi, support digestion, nourish the blood, and uplift the spirit. Rhodiola supports a healthy stress response and maintains balance. Albizia, Lemon Balm, and Western Pasque Flower have calming, stabilizing, and nerve soothing properties. This formulas is used clinically by Western herbalists and acupuncturists alike.

  • Rhodiola Rosea - Rhodiola Rosea is full of natural compounds that support healthy energy and endurance levels. It is a powerful adaptogen that helps support mood balance and healthy stress response.

  • Wheatgrass Shot - Wheatgrass promotes efficient delivery of oxygen within the bloodstream. This enhances the process of breaking down food to release energy and this gives you the burst of energy needed to effectively go about your chores.
  • Ashwagandha root - Ashwagandha is a powerful herb that has a lot of vitality-boosting benefits to your body and mind. It stabilizes your mind and promotes optimal physical well-being.
  • Spirulina - Spirulina is a high-protein superfood that is full of energy-boosting benefits. It supports the immune system by promoting the development of healthy digestive bacteria.
  • Maca Root - Maca root is full of healthy mineral ions and vitamins such as zinc, magnesium and copper as well as vitamins B1, B2, C & E. Maca root increases the energy levels in your body as it stabilizes your blood sugar level.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar - Apple cider contains potassium and other essential enzymes that help banish fatigue. A glass every morning could potentially supplies you with enough energy for the entire day.
  • Probiotics - Probiotics help restore the balance of bacteria with the gut. Reduced bacteria within the gut can cause symptoms of chronic fatigue.
  • Magnesium - Magnesium mineral ions are responsible for proper muscle functionality. Deficiency of magnesium can lead to symptoms of constant fatigue and muscle cramps.

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Very interested to know if you have supplements of Chinese herbs for Energy

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