Fructus Lycii
The Fructus Lycii fruit is red in color and has a mild sweet  taste. These berries are often found in stores sold in a form of tea or  dried which are similar to raisins. Fructus Lycii has many beneficial  functions. Although it is widely used in Asia  to treat male infertility, the Fructus Lycii fruit has many other health  benefits worth mentioning. Fructus Lycii can help nourish and tonify liver  and kidney, moisten the lung, benefit essence and improve visual acuity. It is  indicated for deficiency of liver-yin and kidney-yin, manifested as dizziness  and blurred vision, tinnitus, soreness and weakness of the lower back and  knees, impotence and seminal emission, consumptive cough, polydipsia.

Other names:  Wolfberry, Goji (Gou Qu Zi), Lycium Barbarum.

Bee Pollen
Bee Pollen is gathered by worker bees from the male element  of flowers used for fertilization of the plant. Bee Pollen can be used as  a natural weight control to increase calorie burning; it also can increases  strength and stamina without chemical side effects. Bee Pollen has shown to  improve the crucial recovery power of athletes after stressed performance  during a two year research program at Pratt Institute in New York.

Kudzu is an Eastern Asian vine with leaves of multiple  colors that bare clusters of reddish purple flowers. Kudzu can be harvest  in late June or early July and in the fall before the ground becomes too  cold. Kudzu is often used for cold and fever symptoms such as, cough,  headaches, dizziness, sinus problems, stiff neck and shoulder, and loss of  energy. Kudzu can be use as an anti-inflammatory agent; it also can reduce  hangovers and alcohol carvings. Other illness that Kudzu can be use for  are, influenza, tonsillitis, measles, snake and insect bites, diarrhea,  dysentery, intestinal ailments, enteritis, constipation, removal of overload  fluids from the body, digestive disorders, bad breath, migraines, anemia,  internal bleeding, thirst, hunger, sexual apathy, impotence, infertility,  asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, muscle shrinking, diaphoretic, strengthen the  spleen, stomach and intestines, as well as the entire immune system.

Other names:  Pueraria lobata, Ge-gen, Kuzu.

Ophiopogon Japonicus
Ophiopogon Japonicus Bulbs can be harvested during the  summer and has a sweet, slightly bitter taste. This bulb is slightly cold  in nature and is used for nourishing the lungs, supplement yin, detoxify the  stomach and produce body fluids to help symptoms such as dry throat, thirst,  red and dry tongue; deficiency of heart yin with symptoms of irritability,  insomnia, and palpitation; constipation due to deficiency of yin and dry  intestines.

Other names:  Dwarf Lilyturf, Mondo Grass, Monkey Grass.

Angelica Root
The Angelica Root is best harvested in the summer and autumn  when their leaves start to turn yellow. Angelica has a pungent taste and  is consider warm in nature. Angelica can help alleviate cold symptoms,  eliminate pus from external wounds, reduce swellings, relieve pain, clear  congestions and headaches, expel cold wind, lessen toothache, and heal ulcers  along with many other symptoms.

Other names:   European Angelica, Garden Angelica, Root of the Holy Ghost,  Wild Angelica.   Angelica archangelica, synonym Archangelica officinalis;  Angelica atropurpurea, Angelica sylvestris; Angelica curtisi; Angelica  rosaefolia; Angelica pubescens.  

Family: Apiaceae/Umbelliferae.

Licorice Root
The Licorice Root is sweet and warm in nature. It is  can help tonify spleen & stomach Qi, digestive disorders, moisten lung,  stops dry cough, tonify heart Qi, regulates pulse, clears heat & toxic  fire, alleviates pain, stops spasms, harmonize & moderates characteristics  of other herbs, antidote for toxicity and has antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory,  expectorant, laxative, and soothing properties. Licorice Roots are also  used for gastric and duodenal ulcers, sore throat, bronchitis, chronic  gastritis, colic, primary adrenocortical insufficiency, arthritis, systemic  lupus erythematosus, and for bacterial and viral infections. It is also used  for liver disorders, hypokalemia, hypertonia, malaria, tuberculosis, abscesses,  food poisoning, diabetes insipidus, and contact dermatitis. 

Other names:   Alcacuz, Alcazuz, Chinese Licorice, Gan Cao, Gan Zao,  Glycyrrhiza, Isoflavone, Isoflavones, Lakritze, Licorice Root, Liquiritiae  radix, Liquirizia, Liquorice, Orozuz, Phytoestrogen, Reglisse, Regliz, Russian  Licorice, Spanish Licorice, Subholz, Sweet Root.