Poria calms the heart and soothes nerves, helping with anxiety and insomnia. Additionally, Poria drains dampness, an excess of moisture that the body collects in the wrong places and makes us feel heavy and fatigued (hello moodiness).
Salvia root nourishes the blood and heart, and calms the spirit. Salvia works with Schisandra and Zizyphus in Chica Chill to help relieve insomnia.
Bupleurum root stimulates your liver and your blood flow, helping your body shed your uterine lining. This means your muscles won’t have to contract to help remove the old tissue, and since that contraction is what creates cramps, cramps may be reduced or eliminated.
Honey Fried Licorice root assists the liver in regulating your hormones, and is already hailed as an herbal aide for menstruators with PCOS, as it can help bring high levels of testosterone into balance. As a bonus, Licorice acts as a unifier, balancing the formula and amplifying the properties of the other herbs.
Ginger unifies the herbs in the Chica formula. Valued for its warming and anti-inflammatory properties, ginger aids in digestion and circulation, and is often used for easing sharp cramps and nausea.
Angelica root is sometimes described as the “female ginseng” and is the powerhouse of the Chica formula. Angelica root strengthens blood and energizes circulation – essential for a regular and healthy cycle.
Poria drains dampness, an excess of moisture that the body collects in the wrong places and makes us feel heavy and fatigued (hello moodiness and bloating). Poria in combination with Atractylodes supports a feeling of balanced mood and digestive rhythm.
Actractylodes take care of the spleen, an often undervalued organ that helps your body process emotional stress and stablilze mood.
White Peony root nourishes your liver, a primary organ responsible for balancing hormones, so that it can be functioning best for your menstrual cycle. White Peony root also boasts anti-inflammatory properties that can help ease painful cramps and tenderness.
Mint cools the liver and works to support the entire Chica formula. Stagnant qi (energy) generates excessive heat in your system, which contributes to symptoms like PMS and acne. Cooling down with mint means that you may experience less of these heat-intensive symptoms
Acorus helps relieve internal heat and is a favorite herb for reducing frequent insomnia.
Biota seed benefits memory and promotes restful sleep by nourishing the heart and calming the spirit.
Licorice acts as a unifier, balancing the formula and amplifying the properties of the other herbs.
Polygala root nourishes the Heart, and helps soothe nerves and restlessness.
Rehmannia root is your Yin nourisher, supporting calm and cold in your system. With its additional ability to help cool blood, increase fluids, and clear heart fire; Rehmannia is a star herb for soothing and preventing heat flashes.
Scrophularia root nourishes Yin, drains fire, and cools the blood. Scrophularia is particularly soothing for irritability.
Angelica root is sometimes described as the “female ginseng,” due to its fame for supporting a healthy and regular menstrual cycle. Angelica root strengthens blood and energizes circulation. In Chica Chill, Angelica root balances the herbal formula with its Yang properties.
Eucommia bark balances the Chica Chill formula by offering Yang properties. Eucommia is also nourishing for the heart, and has been featured in research in Western medicine for its ability to help lower blood pressure.
Ophiopogon tuber works with Asparagus to nourish Yin and clear heat throughout the system. These plants also provide moisture and relieve restlessness.
Stemona root is a balancing herb in the Chica Chill formula. Stemona is nourishing for the lungs, which in Traditional Chinese Medicine, is the organ that supports Qi and fluid flow throughout the body.
Asparagus root works with Ophiopogon to nourish Yin and clear heat throughout the system. These plants also provide moisture and relieve restlessness.
Ginseng root, one of the most famous herbs in Traditional Chinese Medicine, is known for its ability to strengthen Qi and support life vitality. Ginseng nourishes the Heart and calms the spirit, helping reduce anxiety and insomnia.
Platycodon root is a neutral balancing herb, meaning it is not especially Yin or Yang. Platycodon is nourishing for the lungs, which in TCM, is the organ that supports Qi and fluid flow throughout the body.
Schisandra berry is famous for featuring all five flavors of Traditional Chinese Medicine: bitter, sweet, salty, sour, hot. This means that Schisandra is completely energetically balanced, promoting overall health and vitality. Schisandra helps relieve night sweats, insomnia, and hormonal imbalances. Schisandra is also rich in antioxidants that are thought to protect from free radicals and other toxins in the environment that may cause cellular damage.
Zizyphus seed nourishes the heart and calms the spirit. Zizyphus helps relieve insomnia, irritability, and anxiety.