Cinnamon is very warming and results in improved circulation and digestion. Studies have demonstrated even a small amount of cinnamon per day reduces serum glucose, triglyceride, LDL cholesterol, and total cholesterol in people with type 2 diabetes. Cinnamon, can also help lessen the impact on your blood sugar levels. Cinnamon slows the rate at which the stomach empties after meals, reducing the rise in blood sugar after eating.
A wonderful herb for its detoxifying qualities. Chinese medicine says this herb helps the liver meridian and has a wide variety of chemical constituents. Schizonepteta is commonly used in conjunction with other herbs in this formula to enhance synergistic effects between herbs and reduce inflammation.
This herb works actively on the Liver. This is a key herb in Skinny Boosts Herb Pack to resolve and dispel fat. When there is a buildup of fat in the body this herb helps remove it. It and improve the overall digestive system able to function at optimum levels.
The oils in Platycodon have been used for centuries for their anti-inflammatory properties.
Rhubarb has been traditionally used for centuries as a laxative. Beyond this commonly known benefit rhubarb has other more remarkable health benefits worth knowing.
In 1987 a research team investigated extracts of 178 Chinese herbs for antibacterial activity against one of the major microorganisms in human intestinal flora. Only Rhubarb was found to have significant activity. Rhubarb is THE safe and effective gut detox herb. Extensive research also proves:
- Rhubarb contains high amounts of the following vitamins & minerals:
- Vitamin C – a powerful antioxidant required for normal growth and development
- Magnesium – which helps the body maintain normal muscle and nerve function
- Potassium – an important mineral for the functioning of cells, tissues, and organs
- Calcium – essential for healthy bones and teeth.
- Vitamin K which is used by the body to help blood clotting.
- Lutein which the body needs to maintain healthy skin and eyes and neutralizes free radicals
- Finally, rhubarb is low in saturated fat and sodium, very low in cholesterol yet it is high in fiber so is a good choice for those wanting to lose weight.
A fun fact on rhubarb. The very first ships leaving China in the late 1880s for England show the ship’s documents listed rhubarb root as a main cargo item. The British have always loved their Bitters.
This not so obscure herb is better than a cold ice tea on a hot summer day. If you’ve never heard of it before then you’re in for a treat. Well known for its anti-inflammatory effects and promising diabetes research, Scutellaria is just as important an herb today as when first recorded in the 2nd century.
Mint is a popular culinary herb but many don’t know it is a tummy ache cure-all. Refreshing, cooling, uplifting, and restoring, mints many varied therapeutic uses. The German Commission E approved the internal use of mint oil for a variety of conditions, including flatulence, gastrointestinal and gallbladder disorders. As you can see it has a variety of benefits for the digestive system, colon, and overall gut health. In Skinny Boost, it helps the overall actions of the formula to clear heat and clean out the gut and well as improve our liver blood circulation.
Gardenia is known in Western medical terms for helping to lower blood pressure. In Eastern medicine/Chinese medicine, it helps to reduce weight by improving our elimination habits along with other herbs in the formula such as rhubarb.
This high-quality medicinal herb has many well-known uses and has stayed a commonly used favorite herb for all ages since first recorded in the 1st century. Atractylodes is often used for abdominal fullness and distention. This herb soothes all belly aches.
White peony is one of the most often used herbs in Chinese herbal medicine. It is an extremely effective tonic herb and is used to purify the blood. White peony is legendary as a muscle relaxant, it relieves cramps (in the stomach and elsewhere) and reduces pain. Its antispasmodic and analgesic qualities are magnified when used with licorice root.
Known as the “Queen” herb for women Dang Gui is in nearly every Pacific Herbs product. The reason for this is summed up in the Chinese medicine phrase “10 formulas, 9 angelicas.” In other words, 9 out of every 10 formulas include dang gui. (AKA angelicae) It has been this way for over 2000 years and will continue to be this way. Dang gui is a blood tonic herb. It gently helps our livers, builds, clean and purifies our blood.
Note: Pacific Herbs uses only organic quality dang gui.
This very popular and common herb in many Chinese herbal medicine formulas is used to regulate blood circulation. In iSleep Herb Pack a small amount is used help circulate and improve the actions of all the herbs in the formula. The entourage effect is important. Like making a cake, it’s not just the sugar, flour and butter. It’s the spices, the egg, the milk and all the other yummy things that make a cake so wonderful. Same is true of herbal formulas used for centuries. Certain herbs work better when paired together.