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Chrysanthemum (ju hua)


Selected white chrysanthemum flowers-improve eyesight, nourish the liver, and treat high blood pressure. Traditionally, it is mixed with pu-erh.

Dried hawthorn berries (shan-zha)


Dried hawthorn berries (shan-zha, lat. Crataegus cuneata) - helps good digestion, removes fats from blood vessels, lowers blood cholesterol levels and breaks down fatty acids (which helps it lose weight), lowers blood pressure and has heart-specific antioxidant effects, which can help fight most heart diseases.


Five-leaved ginseng (Jiao gu lan)


Ceratophyllum or Gynostemma is a climbing plant from the pumpkin family, which originated in southern China. Low temperature resistance to -15°C. In winter, the above-ground part disappears, but reappears in spring. It can also be planted in pots. This plant is sometimes called five-leaf ginseng or southern ginseng; it has nothing to do with real ginseng (Panax ginseng).

Jasmine flower (mo li hua)


Dried jasmine flower (moli-hua), Jasminum Sambac. It comes from China, from where it spread further to Arabia and Persia and from there to Europe. It is an evergreen climbing plant or shrub, which grows to a height of 0.5-3 m. According to Chinese medicine, it improves eyesight and promotes smooth menstruation.

Lycium chinense (goji)


Fresh, only lightly dried Lycium chinense (goji, wolfberries), which has been used throughout China for centuries.

The shape is a bit like raisins, the taste of the fruit is sweet with a slightly sour aftertaste.

In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and among ordinary Chinese, goji is considered an indispensable food supplement. It is known for its benefits to the human body, both in young and old age. No negative side effects are known.

Momordica charantia (ku gua)


Momordica charantia (ku gua) - creeping or creeping, pumpkin-like plant with herbaceous shoots up to 5 m long. Its tendrils are branched, leaves typically palmately five to seven-lobed, flowers unisexual, five-fold, yellow in color, with distinct veins. The fruits are 5-25 cm long, spindle-shaped, with a wrinkled surface, ripening yellow. The plant has been introduced to virtually all tropical areas.


Rose flower (mei gui hua)

Rose flower (mei gui hua) - cleanses and nourishes the skin, detoxifies, has an anti-inflammatory effect, nourishes the liver, improves eyesight, increases the body's overall defenses.