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Semde is a traditional Tibetan compound (Sem-kyi De-kyid or Sem-de) consists of 18 remedies meant for irritability, lack of concentration, mental dullness, stress, depression and other types of anxiety related conditions. Its name simply translates to “mental happiness” or “happiness of the mind.” Semde is also known for its rehabilitation properties from potent drugs especially when used in conjunction with Agar 35. Semde emphasizes the clarity (gsal-ba) or the innate awareness (rig-pa) aspect of the natural state.
Semde is a traditional Tibetan herbal compound hundreds of years old. In Tibet, it is recommended in Tibet for conditions including persistent sadness, unhappiness, and depression. In Tibet, this includes mild, moderate, and even severe depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), and "the blues". Many people use Semde to manage stress and depression on a daily basis and find that their overall quality of life increases. In combination with Agar 35, may help people recovering even from opiate addition.
Quantity: 50 Capsules
Suggested Use: 2 capsules per day before breakfast or before bed. Dosages are not to exceed 3 capsules per day. If combining with Agar 35, use 1 to 1. For maximum absorption empty contents into the mouth and allow to absorb into the saliva. Swallow with warm liquid.
Ingredients: Ferula jaeschkeana, Aconitum spicatum, Hedychium spicatum, Piper nigrum, Piper longum, Bos Grunniens Lipid, Black salt, Melia composite, Saussurea lappa, Myristica fragrans, Eugenia caryophylla, Aquilaria agollocha, Mucuna prurita, Areca Catechu, Lepus Pectus Pectorus, Molasses
Aquilaria agollocha (Chen Xiang, Ligunum Aquilariae): Qi-rectifier; acrid, bitter, warm, aromatic; enters the kidneys, spleen, stomach; warms the spleen and kidneys, downbears counterflow, assists the kidneys grasp or absorb the qi.
Mucuna prurita: Qi-rectifier, sweet and warm; enters the spleen and kidneys; warms the middle and harmonizes the stomach, warms the kidneys and invigorates yang. This ingredient is only used locally in some specific areas of China as a substitute for Dao Dou (Semen Canavaliae). In my opinion, this ingredient deserves much greater attention and use in its own right. One of its known constituents is L-dopa – hence its pronounced spirit-quieting, sinew-soothing effects.
Myristica fragrans (Rou Dou Kou, Fructus Myristicae): Astringing & securing med; acrid, warm; enters the large intestine, spleen, and stomach; warms the spleen and stomach, moves the qi, secures the intestines. In Tibetan medicine, this ingredient is specific for treating srog-lung. In other words, it specifically rectifies the qi in the srog-tsa (chong mai).
Saussurea lappa (Mu Xiang, Radix Auklanidae): Qi-rectifier; acrid, bitter, warm; enters the gallbladder, large intestine, spleen, stomach, and triple burner; moves the qi and stops pain, fortifies the spleen and disperses (food) stagnation; therefore, it harmonizes the liver and spleen. Most practitioners overlook the fact that this medicinal does supplement the spleen qi, not just rectify the liver qi.
Melia composite (Chuan Lian Zi, Fructus Toosendam): Qi-rectifier; bitter, cold, slightly toxic; enters the bladder, liver, small intestine, and stomach; clears heat, rectifies the qi, stops pain.
Ferula jaeschkeana (A Wei, Asafoetida): Stagnation-disperser (as in food stagnation); bitter, acrid, and warm; enters the liver, spleen, and kidneys; disperses accumulations, kills worms; treats concretions and conglomerations, glomus and lumps, descends malign qi (i.e., nausea).
Eugenia caryophylla (Ding Xiang, Flos Caryophylli): Interior-warmer; acrid, warm; enters the kidneys, spleen, and stomach; warms the center, harmonizes the stomach, stops hiccup, nausea, and vomiting, invigorates kidney yang.
Piper nigrum (Hu Jiao, Fructus Piperis Nigri): Interior-warmer; acrid, hot, enters the large intestine and stomach; warms the middle and scatters cold, moves the qi and stops pain.
Piper longum (Bi Ba, Fructus Piperis Longi): Interior-warmer; acrid and hot; enters the stomach and large intestine; warms the middle and scatters cold, moves the qi and stops pain.
Hedychium spicatum: A type of pepper; acrid and warm; warms and harmonizes the stomach, a qi and phlegm medicinal.
Aconitum spicatum (some relative of Chuan Wu, Cao Wu, or Fu Zi, Radix Aconiti): Interior-warmer; acrid, hot, toxic; enters the heart, kidneys and spleen; rescues yang desertion, supplements the life-gate fire, guides the actions of other medicinal into the 12 channels, dispels cold damp painful impediment
Lepus Pectus Pectorus: A blood supplement which nourishes and constructs the heart spirit
Bos Grunniens Lipid: A blood and yin supplement
Molasses: A Qi supplement which also relaxes the liver via its sweetness
Black salt: Guides the medicinals to move downward
About the ingredients: All the herbs which go in to making these complex formulas are organic and wild-crafted ingredients of the Nepalese and Tibetan highlands. They are made according to strict Buddhist principles and consecrated according to ancient traditional methods.
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