Herbal Trail Mix
This herbal trail mix is made with herbs that benefit the Qi and Blood as well as support the Heart and Lungs – perfect for sustaining energy and satisfying hunger while out on adventures!
Dried Mulberries: Mulberries are a Blood and Yin tonic. They help to moisten the intestines.
Goji berries: Goji berries tonify Liver and Kidney Yin. They brighten the eyes and moisten the Lungs.
Long Yan Rou: This herb nourishes the Blood, calms the Spirit and alleviates fatigue (especially mental fatigue).
Hong Da Zao: A Spleen tonic that also tonifies the Blood and calms the Spirit.
Shan Zha: Also known as Hawthorn berry, this herb helps alleviate Food Stagnation and improve digestion. It also works on the cardiovascular system by invigorating Blood and breaking Blood Stagnation.
Tao Ren: Also known as Peach Kernel, this herb invigorates Blood and removes Blood Stagnation. It also moistens the Intestines.
Xing Ren: Also known as Apricot seeds, this herb stops cough and wheezing as well as lubricates the Intestines to aid in constipation.
Walnuts: A good source of plant-based omega-3’s. Walnut’s are shaped like brains- omega-3’s are essential for proper brain and cellular health.
Pine Nuts: Pine nuts are highly nutritious. They are a great source of iron, monounsaturated fat, vitamin A, vitamin E, magnesium, and the antioxidant lutein which is helpful for eye health.
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