Ginseng & Longan Combination is the premier Spleen-Heart tonic of classical Chinese Tonic herbalism. This formula tonifies two of the three treasures: it strengthens the Qi (both the Qi and the Blood components); and calms the Spirit, allowing it to grow. This great Qi and Spirit tonic formula has been used for centuries to increase vital energy and calm anxiety. It may be used to strengthen Qi and Blood which have become deficient due to major illness, chronic or acute bleeding and/or mental or physical stress.
Ron Teeguarden Ginseng & Longan
Primary Traditional Functions
Tonifies Qi and Blood
Who Can Use This Formula
Those who have difficulty sleeping deeply and who awaken easily
Ginseng & Longan Combination is the premier classical Spleen-Heart tonic of Chinese Tonic herbalism. This formula tonifies two of the three treasures: it strengthens the Qi (both the Qi and the Blood components); and calms the Spirit, allowing it to grow.
When both Heart Blood and Spleen Qi are deficient, one should nourish the Heart and activate the Spleen energy. The Heart is nourished by enriching the Blood. When the vital energy (Qi) and the Blood are enriched, the Heart and the Spirit are calm and the circulation of the vital energy (Qi) in the Spleen is appropriate and healthy. The Spleen should govern Blood, but when the Blood does not return to the Spleen it circulates improperly causing fatigue with poor appetite, palpitations, insomnia, amnesia, poor memory, irregular and/or painful menstruation.
Codonopsis, White Atractylodes, Astragalus, Jujube and Licorice are all major Spleen Qi tonics and facilitate the smooth circulation of vital energy. They support the upright energy in the body helping to keep the internal organs in place as well as strengthening the body's immune function.
Zizyphus, Longan, Poria and Polygala nurture the Heart and help to calm the Spirit and are sedative. Polygala removes phlegm obstructions and opens the internal path between the Kidney and Heart. Polygala and Codonopsis both strengthen the will. Dang Gui and Zizyphus tonify Heart Blood and thus have a tranquilizing effect on the organism.
White Atractylodes, Dried Ginger and Poria assist the digestive function by drying out excess dampness in the Spleen. Dried ginger is warming to the interior and improves nutrient absorption. Saussurea regulates the vital energy and facilitates the circulation of Qi in the Spleen. Saussurea thus promotes the smooth flow of digestive energy and prevents the invasion of Liver energy into the Spleen and Stomach.
Saussurea, combined with Poria and White Atractylodes, helps to warm and dry the colon helping to alleviate diarrhea associated with Spleen weakness caused by excess worry. Dang Gui and Saussurea help to regulate the peristaltic action of the Large Intestine with both herbs having an analgesic effect on pain and gas. Dang Gui and Zizyphus have a regulating effect on uterine contractions.
Jujube and Licorice help to harmonize the herbs in the formula.
This great Qi and Spirit tonic formula has been used for centuries to increase vital energy and calm anxiety. It may be used strengthen Qi and Blood which have become deficient due to major illness, chronic or acute bleeding and/or mental or physical stress. Some common symptoms of Spleen/Heart Blood deficiency include anemia, insomnia (especially difficulty falling asleep), night sweats, prolonged menstrual bleeding, absentmindedness, confused thinking, palpitations, impotence, irregular menstruation, decreased vitality and chronic fatigue. Ginseng & Longan Combination may be used for pallor, memory loss and chronic conditions that reappear with an absence of inflammation. It is often used in programs which treat irregular menstruation, excessive menstruation or continuous menstruation due to Spleen Qi deficiency.
Herbalists should note that this formula is sometimes used to assist those people who have trouble digesting Ginseng & Dang Gui Combination or Ginseng & Astragalus Combination.
Please note throughout history in China and in many areas Ginseng wasn't always available. Codonopsis is believed to have an action similar to that of Ginseng, but milder. It is often used in place of Ginseng in formulas that actually call for Ginseng to be used as a main Qi tonic, especially when the purpose of the formula is to invigorate the Spleen and Lung functions. This is totally acceptable in the Chinese herbal system. Therefore although this formula is named Ginseng & Longan, Codonopsis is used in place of Ginseng.
Other Ingredients: Vegetarian capsules (Pullulan caps 100% natural, water-soluble polysaccharide produced through a fermentation process; vegetable origin; non-GMO; no starch, preservative or chemical modifications; gluten free.), rice powder.
3 Capsules 2 times per day or as directed by your health care practitioner.
Each bottle contains 100 vegetarian capsules, 500 milligrams each.