Even if you’re brand new to the practice of TCM, you’ve probably still heard of qi (pronounced “chee”). Qi is translated as “vital energy” and embraces all manifestations of energy, from all the things you touch, smell, see, hear and feel (both material and non). According to TCM, you want to create and circulate an abundance of qi (or vital energy) to sustain health and wellbeing. And many ailments we as humans may be experiencing are the result of an imbalance or blockage of Qi. But as serious as that may sound, there are actually a lot of easy ways to keep your Qi flowing. And one of our favorites, is a quick at home remedy of a qi boosting tea.
Why do we love this qi boosting tea? Not only does it help promote well-being and blood circulation, but especially helps replenish your body when you may be suffering from a lack of sleep or even chronic fatigue. So drink it when you feel good to promote continued help, and continue to drink it on those days where you just might need a little extra boost.
We’ve linked all ingredients to make your wellness journey even easier!
Qi Boosting tea
Makes 2-3 cups
Dendrobium officinale 3g or ¼ tablespoon
American ginseng 3g or ¼ tablespoon
Wolfberries 3g or ¼ tablespoon
Longan 3g or ¼ tablespoon
Check packaging for individual ingredient prep instructions. Add all ingredients to a tea pouch or strainer and mix together. Pour 1-2 cups of boiling water over the mix and let brew for 5 minutes. Avoid letting the loose mixture get in the water. Reheat water and brew again for additional cups.
If you are pregnant or under a doctor’s care, please consult a TCM provider or your doctor first.