Daily Rituals

Adaptogens : How to Use?

Smart herbs which sense what the body requires in the moment, and reduce the cellular stress response. As a result, balance occurs, energy is restored, and mood is stabilized. In the long run- promotes overall longevity and vitality of the body and mind.

Familiar adaptogens are: Ashwaganda, Lions Mane, Reishi, Chaga, Gingko, Ginseng, Goji Berry, Cat’s Claw, Holy Basil, and more.

Daoist monks use such herbs, which they refer to as: Tonic Herbs, due to their Tonifying effect of the cells, on a daily basis, and in large amounts. They consume them via tea, and cook with them as well. Their entire daily routine circles around longevity practices, from their breathing and meditations, to their diet and outlook at life.

In a busy society, incorporating such herbs in our daily routine, ensures we are daily Strengthening our system, and minimizing the effects of aging.

I use Three Treasures, a Daoist formula which balances Jing Chi and Shen energies according to Traditional Chinese Medicine.  

Absorption begins on the tongue, hence several of my formulas are (also) offered in powder (extract) form, so they can be placed on the tongue directly and the effect happens immediately.  

1/8-1/4 of our custom wood spoon, 1-2 per day. Can also prepare the body for sleep.

Ayurvedic is another potent blend, based on Ayurvedic medicinal herbs.

Infinity 8- 11 mushrooms, 8 tonic herbs- is an excellent immune boosting formula, as well as an adaptogenic/tonic.

Mushrooms have both adaptogenic effect as well as immune boosting (among many other) effects.

Master Mushroom formula, has 20 medicinal mushrooms, blue lotus, wild lettuce, monoatomic gold and shilajit.

1-2 capsules per day.

The key point with any formula, is consistency. Effects build up over time, with consistent daily use.

Daoist monks have a practice of taking the same adaptogen (in tea) for 7 years, and then move to another one. There is a benefit in that too.

I say that each person has the herbs that fit them, and it’s all about tuning into oneself and feeling which herbs are calling you. And then respond and be consistent.