2. Reishi Mushroom
Reishi Mushroom is a great strengthening and protective herb. It helps calm the nervous system and builds the Qi. It’s also great to support mental function and is an overall anti-stress herb.
Add it to your morning coffee or mate drink, you can add it into smoothies or even into power bars or baking.
3. Goji Berry (Gou Qi Zi)
Goji berries support root energy (Kidney’s) in TCM. This reserved energy is essential to handling life and all it brings our way. Also said to help build the blood, it is a great dietary addition to women around their cycle, just after giving birth or those who are entering menopausal years. It’s said to also help promote a good and happy attitude…and we all know how much that helps with stress!
Easily found in supermarkets, health food stores or Asian food or herbal markets. Delicious served as a tea (be sure to eat the berries after), or added into broths, soups or baking. You can even grab a handful to snack on or add it to your trail mix.
4 Royal Jelly
This thick milky substance produced by young worker bees is used as a nutrient-rich food to help keep the queen bee strong and to live a long time (A worker bee lives on average 40 days and the Queen bee can live up to 5 years!). Due to this, Royal Jelly has long been thought of as a longevity tonic. High in antioxidants, it is used to strengthen the immune system and has an ability to reduce inflammation.
You can find this in most health food stores in its jelly like form to be added to smoothies or taken straight as it is daily as tonic. You can also find it freeze dried or in capsule form. We call this a jing tonic and can be great for women looking to optimize their egg quality or for its anti-aging components.