According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, Wei Qi is the energy that safeguards health. In the East, tonic herbs are often consumed to fortify and enhance Wei Qi. Elderberry, Astragalus and other herbs and spices come roaring deliciously to the defense like a shimmering purple dragon.
Elderberry Defense contains herbs used historically in both Eastern and Western traditions related to the “defensive qi.” Also known as Wei Qi, this portion of our energy acts as a sentry, protecting and consolidating our borders. This formula is based on a powerful combination of sour herbs, including elderberry, hibiscus and rose hip. These unique super-fruits, contain unique and colorful plant pigments with a distinctive sour taste that nourishes and strengthens. Combined with Astragalus, the famous tonic root of Traditional Chinese Herbalism, for a base of earthy sweetness. Also a generous helping of fragrant, spicy herbs, including cinnamon and ginger to enhance vital energy flow, particularly to the periphery of the body, which acts as a boundary against intruders. They also bring heat to the digestive system to improve absorption of the powerful ingredients in this delicious tonic.
Elderberry Defense functions as a preventative, helping to maintain optimum immunity and replenishing depleted resources. In times of greater vulnerability, such as the change of season or when undergoing high stress, Elderberry Defense is particularly important. It supports the body’s defenses during cold, flu and allergies and reinforces optimal recovery. This tonic is also an excellent choice when sharing enclosed spaces with other people, such as in the workplace or when travelling. The fruity flavor appeals to children, so pack it in their lunch for sweet protection.