Herbs for the Heart
Chinese Herbs for the Heart
The functional activity of pumping the blood is called the Heart Yang.
One aspect of Heart Yang is Heart Qi, or heart energy. Think of the Heart Qi as the electricity powering the heart and causing it to contract.
The emotions sensed in our heart, are associated with the 'Shen', which is variously considered the spirit, the mind, or the Supreme Being. Think of this as Heart Yin.
One aspect of the Heart Yin is Heart Blood. Sufficient blood (and lubricating fluid) is needed for the Heart to function properly and for the Spirit to be at ease.
When the Spirit (Shen) is at ease in your heart, you are likely to feel grounded and centered. "Restless Shen", on the other hand, can be experienced as irritability, anxiety, insomnia, or palpitations.
Heart Healthy Herbs
The following formulas are commonly used to address heart related issues:
Heart Yang and Qi
Good Heart Formula
Calms the Shen
Yang Xin Tang
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