We know it can be overwhelming at times picking from the huge abundance of tonic herbs, medicinal mushrooms and blends that are available in the Taoist herbal system. (But remember folks, any herb is better than none, you can read about that here). An easy way to cut through this overwhelm is to get in touch with your primary intention for a particular period. This doesn't meant that you can't be taking other herbs that you might be interested out side of your primary intent, but it does give you a solid focus for which herb or herbs you can focus on for a couple of weeks-to-years.
Below are some traditional and new-world pairings of particular herbs / blends based on aspects of your health you may be interested in strengthening, exploring and fortifying. Even though there can be many intentions, take some time to tune into your body and Spirit every few weeks to steer the course and allow yourself to be instinctively drawn towards that which will serve you the truest long term.
And hey, if you are interested in diving deeper into the foundations of tonic herbalism and how to integrate these magical herbs in to your life, join us for our free course offering below. You're going to love it.
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