WHAT IS AN HERBAL TONIC?

 

An herbal tonic is a natural, tea-like, preparation of special plants intended to promote general health and well-being.   A rich heritage of health traditions and modern research show tonics to be powerful instruments in keeping our bodies healthy over the long-term.   Yujia combines the best of traditional wisdom and modern knowledge to create the most effective tool for our health.

 

 

A RICH HERITAGE

 

For thousands of years, natural health traditions all over the world have used tonics to restore and improve health.   Ayurveda of India and Traditional Chinese Medicine, the most ancient yet living of these traditions, extensively use herbal tonics as part of their holistic approach to health that is designed to help people live long, healthy, and well-balanced lives.   Generation after generation of practitioners have evaluated and reevaluated the effectiveness of these natural remedies, refining the use of tonics into a fine art.   Their efforts have established trust in the safety and effectiveness of these traditions, helping countless people achieve better health.

 

In the 1940's, the Soviet government began research on the ability of herbal tonics to promote physical and mental superiority in its elite athletes, military personnel, political officers, and chess players without the dangerous side effects of stimulants.   After years of extensive plant screenings and thousands of clinical trials, a few species of herbs, termed adaptogens, were found to express a unique normalizing influence on the body and enhance the body's ability to counter adverse stressors.   All of these 'adaptogenic' herbs were also found to modulate or otherwise enhance immune system function and counter oxidative stress.   Tonics utilizing these adaptogenic herbs allowed Russia's elite to enhance their resistance to adverse physical, chemical, or biological stressors and increase mental alertness, work output, and the quality of that work.

 

More recently, clinical research in Eastern countries, including Japan, China, and India, and European countries, including Germany, France, and Italy, have verified the results found in Russia.   Researchers believe the repeated administration of adaptogens gives an effect comparable to that produced by repeated physical exercise.   Because all phytonutrients have different effects on our bodies, moderate daily consumption of a diversity of phytonutrients is believed to promote general health through enhancement of the body's natural resistance mechanisms.