The Herb Depot X StyleCircle

Our very own Beatrice Au sat down with Samria Balsara from StyleCircle to talk all things Gua Sha - the history, the practice, the trends, the tradition. 

“It’s so easy for capitalism and consumers to kind of water down these things, and you forget the tradition and where it comes from…It’s not from Sephora, it’s from Chinese culture,” 

Tea for Nourishing Blood

Colder weather means maintaining and boosting blood circulation is of utmost importance! This simple and sweet tea nourishes blood and invigorates circulation to keep you warm on those frosty days. This infusion is also great for nourishing the body after menstruation. 

Serves: 1 cup

Brew time: 3-5 mins

2-3 Jujubes cut in half or quartered
1 tsp Goji Berries
3-4 Dried Longan Fruit Pieces

1 c Filtered water

Bring water to a boil and pour over dried fruit and berries. Steep for 3-5 minutes. This infusion can be steeped until it has lost most its flavour

Sip and enjoy!


Body, Mind, & Herb

In Chinese medicine, the concept of Shen (神) is generally used to describe the mind/spirit, and Xing (形) for the physical body. “There are no physical symptoms that do not affect the Shen and no emotional disorders that do not produce physical manifestations.”

Our very own YiHe goes into depth on TCM's views and understandings of mental health conditions, formulas to help support said issues, and tips on maintaining a balance of the mind-body. 

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