When it’s cold outside and you need a cozy drink to replace coffee or tea, this will do the trick. There are no stimulants in it (so no anxious feeling) and it will actually support your adrenals, leaving you with a calm type of energy, enabling you to focus on the things that matter most to you.
It’s a really great way to get some medicinal and tonic herbs into your life.
I like to use Rejuvenate powder, from my friend Elwin Robinson and Lionheart Herbs. But if you can’t get that, you can use any of the medicinal mushroom powders like chaga or reishi, all of which are great for your endocrine system.
Here’s what’s in Lionheart Herbs Rejuvenate:
Rejuvenate is used to restore vitality and health to the kidneys, bladder, bones, joints and tendons. It healths the nervous system and relieves nervous conditions, promotes relaxation, recovery, memory, healing. It builds jing and reserve energy.
Here is a list of the incredible ingredients you will find in your Rejuvenate Taoist Tonic Tea Blend, as well as just a small, relevant selection of their many, well researched, time proven benefits:
- Tonic Herb for the Kidneys;
- Sharpens the mind, improves lucidity, concentration, precise coordination and focus;
- Improves both short and long term memory;
- Increases hydration due to its astringent properties;
- Prevents the leaking or wasting of Jing, our precious and irreplaceable reserve energy, probably its most crucial quality;
- Increases potency in men, fertility in women;
- Aids in preventing premature ejaculation, restoring sex drive, and increasing sexual endurance (worth having for this quality alone right?);
- Increases sexual desire, vaginal secretions, and genital sensation in women (worth having for this quality alone right?);
- Excellent to restore and maintain a youthful appearance and attitude;
- Improves hearing and vision
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- Strengthens the tendons, ligaments and bones
- By encouraging rejuvenation of bone marrow, slows down the aging process
- Long term use has been known to restore hair colour in cases where it’s greying
- Increases potency and fertility
- Promotes greater endurance and stamina
- Enhances the capacity to respond and adapt to stressors in the environment
One of the most potent Kidney tonifying herbs in the world
Slows aging and therefore promotes longevity
Works almost immediately to build Yin Jing, recharging your batteries, allowing you to heal and recover a lot more easily.
Strengthens the Reproductive system especially, increasing fertility.
- Relieves aching joints
- Improves memory and vision
- Helps keep hair from going grey
- Increases endurance
- Rebuilds reserve energy
- Excellent and delicious Yin Jing tonic and longevity herb
- Replaces spent “adaptive energy.”
- Replenish fluids
- Effective in treating dryness
- Helps to generate beautiful skin
- Strengthens the skeleton and joints
- Considered to be one of the great longevity tonics
- Effective marital tonic for men and women
- Regulates blood pressure
- Guides the other herbs to focus on tonifying the kidneys
- Also high in Silica, excellent for building bone strength and flexibility
- Makes the skin more smooth and supple
- Increases nail strength and quality
- A powerful Qi tonic
- Invigorates the Yang energy of the body
- Provides power and strength to the body
- Increased endurance, improved digestion
- Harmoniser, Helps all other ingredients to work together more easily
- Delicious flavour takes away any ‘rough edges’, of any other ingredients
This is a small overview of just a few of the most relevant benefits. Books could, and have, been written extolling the virtues of each particular herb, and the sum of all of them combined in this perfectly balanced formula is greater than the individual herbs. If you’re interested I highly recommend you research and find out more, the history of use behind these herbs is pretty amazing.
Sweetener: If you don’t like using stevia as a sweetener, simply substitute with your favourite sweetener, such a xylitol or a little maple syrup or coconut sugar.
Cashews: I wanted to use just a really small amount of cashews, because all you’re looking for is creaminess. To give you an idea, 7ozs (20g) works out to about 10 to 15 individual cashews.
You can also use any other favourite nut, seed, oat or coconut milk.
Coconut oil: Haven’t included in the recipe, but 1 or 2 teaspoons will be lovely and make it even more creamy.
Maca: I love the addition of maca for a malty taste, but you could also replace with carob too (different taste, but nice substitute).
Links for ingredients:
Nutrition (For one serving)
- 1 cup hot water
- 1 tbsp Rejuvenate
- 1 tsp maca
- 1/2 drop stevia Vanilla Creme
- 0.7 ozs cashews
- Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender and serve immediately. It’s really important to make sure you blend fully, so there’s no bit of cashew left…I really don’t like bits of cashew in my creamy drinks.