Four Friends Tea / Si Wu Soup
Four Friends Tea
四物湯 (Si Wu Herbal Soup)
Blood tonic, women’s health and beauty, regulates menstruation
This rich, semi-sweet tasting tea has a pleasant almost licorice flavor. It is made up of four major blood enhancing herbs that work together to nourish and support health and beauty. From the perspective of traditional Chinese medicine blood deficiency, not necessarily anemia, looks like a dry, pale or sallow complexion, sleeplessness, irregular menstrual cycles with the scanty flow, lightheadedness, dry stool and/or lack of energy. Blood deficiency is particularly common in women due to the loss of menstrual blood however anyone recovering from illness or long term stress would benefit from healthy blood production. Four Friends effectively addresses blood deficiency, with an emphasis on liver blood.
Four Friends is based on a classic blood tonic formula Si Wu Tang and is composed of four herbs that fall into two groups, based on the role they play in the formula. Shu di huang which is Chinese foxglove (raw rehmannia root that is cooked in yellow wine and steamed until black ) is nourishing and moistening.
- Nourishes blood (pallid complexion, dizziness, palpitations, insomnia, irregular menses, uterine issues of postpartum bleeding)
- Nourishes Yin and Jing Essence (night sweats, nocturnal emissions, steaming bone disorder, wasting and thirsting (aka diabetes symptoms of chronic thirst and chronic hunger,) low back pain, osteoporosis, weakness of lower extremities, COPD, lightheadedness, dizziness, tinnitus (ringing in the ears,) progressive hearing loss, and premature grey hair)
Radix Angelica sinensis, Rhizoma ligusticum root, White peony root, Rehmannia root
To make a strong water extract that acts as a medicine to correct chronic menstrual issues, use the traditional cooking method: 五碗水煎至一碗：Boil five bowls of water down to one. Otherwise, simmer the herbs for up to 30 minutes in several cups of water depending on the strength you prefer and enjoy it as a relaxing beauty treatment beverage after meals or before bed. If it causes loose stools, reduces the dose.
Please consult your physician before using this product.