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Healthy Holiday Gift Guide – from Best Chinese Medicines

December is here, and if you’re like most people, you probably have one thing on your mind: holiday shopping. We’re here to make your holiday shopping stress-free and more meaningful this year with our Healthy Holiday Gift Guide!

In a world filled with material possessions, why not give something more profound, more memorable, and more transformative during the holiday season? Instead of giving things, consider giving the well-being.

At Best Chinese Medicines, we believe that well-being isn’t just about physical health, but also about nourishing the body, relaxing the mind, and preventing issues long before they arise.

In our 2023 Holiday Gift Guide, you’ll find our curated selection of the best wellness gifts to support your loved ones and inspire a healthy year ahead.

The Best Herbal Wellness Gifts for the Holidays

The following products are perfect for anyone who loves holistic medicine or could use a few extra healthy hacks at home. While each person’s health condition varies, there are a few natural, simple products that will improve the well-being of nearly anyone. We’ve collected our favorite products and ideas for our health-focused gift guide.

Give the Gift of Confidence: Skin, Hair, & Beauty Essentials

For the beauty lovers in your life, give them something different this year. Instead of makeup or facial kits, treat them to beauty from within with these herbal skincare and hair care products:

Clear and Smooth Skin Tea

This herbal tea blend is thoughtfully crafted with ingredients like chrysanthemum flowers, honeysuckle, and green tea – all known for their skin-nourishing and complexion-clearing properties. The Clear Smooth Skin Tea not only encourages self-assurance by improving one’s physical appearance but also instills a sense of well-being, knowing they are embracing a holistic approach to beauty.

He Shou Wu Liquid Tincture

He Shou Wu (Fo-Ti) is a popular traditional Chinese herb that has been used for centuries for its anti-aging and other health benefits. It is most often used to promote healthy hair growth and nourish the hair, skin, and nails. It can be taken internally or applied topically to the scalp to promote hair growth.

Chaga Mushroom Capsules or Powder

Thanks to modern research, we now know that real beauty begins in the gut. A healthy gut microbiome is the first step to healthier, clearer, glowing skin. Chaga mushroom improves digestive function and overall gut health. It’s perfect for the friend who struggles with digestion, is working towards losing weight, or wants to reveal their healthiest skin from the inside out.

Give the Gift of Serenity: Herbal Remedies for Relaxation

Help your loved ones enjoy calm days and restful nights with these mind-relaxing gifts:

Reishi 415 Capsules or Powder

Reishi is an adaptogenic mushroom that is well-known for promoting a sense of calmness. It has been used in cancer care, anxiety, insomnia, and general wellness. Gift a Real Mushrooms Reishi 415 to anyone on your list who deserves a little more peace and well-being.

Triple Stress Relief

For those who need extra stress relief during the day, slip a box of Triple Stress Relief under their tree. This tea uses Chinese herbs that help the body respond to and recover from stress more easily. They’ll thank you as they ring in a calmer, happier New Year.

Peaceful Sleep  Tincture (An Mian Tang)

An Mian Tang (Peaceful Sleep) is a liquid tincture that clears heat and calms the Spirit to promote restful sleep. A dose of this before bed can help even the lightest sleepers wind down and get the nighttime rest they need for healthier days.

Give the Gift of Energy: Energy-Boosting Essentials

In a busy, stress-driven world, we could all use a little more energy. Thankfully, Chinese medicine offers much healthier alternatives to energy drinks and caffeine. Wrap up one of these remedies this year to help your loved one conquer their day, every day.

Energy & Stamina Tea

Who needs caffeine when you can fuel your body with natural energy? The Energy & Stamina tea is a caffeine-free, herbal alternative to your daily coffee habit. Share with your favorite friends to give them fresh energy without any of the jitters of coffee.

Cordyceps-M Capsules or Powder

Cordyceps is a go-to energy booster for performance-driven athletes. If you have a runner, yogi, weightlifter, cyclist, or anyone else who’s active and go-getting, Cordyceps will help to improve their performance while enhancing their body’s ability to recover after training.

American Ginseng Instant Tea by Prince of Peace

American Ginseng is a type of ginseng that grows in North America, mostly in the Wisconsin region. Like traditional ginseng, it is known for giving a natural boost of energy, lowering blood sugar, reducing cholesterol levels, relieving stress, and promoting longevity.

Give the Gift of Relief: Herbs for Pain and Tension

It’s never easy to see someone you love in pain. However, pain conditions can be deeply personal, and the right internal Chinese herbal remedy will vary from person to person. Topical products, however, can be used more generally and make great gifts or stocking stuffers. Whether you have a friend in need of relief or simply want to share some preventative support, these topical herbal remedies will offer relief and relaxation: 

Po Sum On

Po Sum On is a delicious-smelling topical oil with many uses. It has a slightly warming and loosening effect, so is perfect for sore and tight muscles. A few drops on the temples and the back of the neck will ease up headaches and tension from stress. Rub on sore and tired feet at the end of the day for a self-care treat.

Zheng Gu Shui

The name Zheng Gu Shui means “correct the bone water.” True to its name, this liniment is effective in reducing pain, swelling, and inflammation in the joints and other bony areas. This is the perfect gift for anyone suffering from arthritis, neck pain, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, or any other painful musculoskeletal condition.

White Flower Oil

This aromatic oil has a ton of great uses. A small dab on the neck or temples can melt away stress or sinus headaches. Apply to painful, inflamed joints or muscles for cooling relief. Or, dab a small amount on the wrists or behind the ears to relieve stress and feel more awake.

Give the Gift of Nourishment: Healing Herbal Soup Kits

Food is medicine. Help your loved ones cook up some delicious recipes with healing power this winter with our easy-to-use herbal broth and soup kits:

Chinese Herbal Soup and Broth Mix For Health and Immunity

This immune-boosting soup kit restores energy, promotes a healthy immune response, and optimizes overall health. While it is designed to support those who are in recovery (such as those who have had surgery, difficult childbirth, prolonged illness, and other chronic or relatively debilitating states), it is a powerful immune tonic for anyone – and makes the perfect cold-prevention soup for the winter months.

Chinese Herbal Soup and Broth Mix For Revitalization

For someone in your life who has been under the weather or chronically stressed, this soup kit can help nourish and hydrate their body while restoring their mind and spirit. Better yet, use this kit to make them a big batch of healing soup they can keep in their freezer and enjoy as needed.

Chinese Herbal Soup and Broth Mix for Stress Relief

When life gets stressful, sometimes all we need is a warm and nourishing bowl of soup (and a good nap). This Chinese Herbal Soup and Broth Mix for Stress Relief not only satisfies the craving for comfort food but also helps support a stressed-out nervous system. It is based on an ancient combination of four key herbs that support the adrenal function and calm the Spirit. 

Give the Gift of Longevity: Herbal Essentials for a Vibrant Life 

Longevity isn’t just about living longer – it’s about feeling good while living a full life. Help your loved ones improve their daily quality of life (for many years to come) with our selection of herbal products specially curated to support overall well-being and slow down the aging process:

Jiao Gu Lan Liquid Tincture 

Jiao Gu Lan, or Gynostemma Leaf, is often referred to as the “immortality herb” due to its reputation for promoting longevity and overall well-being. It is particularly helpful for preventing hair loss and memory loss, reducing stress, and anti-aging.

Goji Berries and Red Date “Blood Revitalizer” Tea

Goji and red date is a classic combination in Chinese herbal medicine. These two ruby berries are gently tonifying, sweet, and nourishing. Together, they are used to “revitalize” the blood and qi – two key factors in anti-aging, wellness, and longevity.

5 Defenders Mushroom Capsules or Powder

The 5 Defenders blend contains Reishi, Shiitake, Maitake, Chaga, and Turkey Tail for a well-rounded general wellness formula. This blend is excellent for anyone, especially if they are interested in maintaining amazing health for as long as possible.

Celebrate Your Loved Ones with the Gift of Well-Being

Step away from the ordinary and embrace the extraordinary by giving the gift of well-being.

Gift-giving should be fun, but it often just becomes another stressor. Skip the malls and shopping centers (and save some of your own sanity!) by choosing health this holiday season.

The unique gifts mentioned in this guide are appropriate for anyone, but please reach out if you have any questions or need help choosing your healthy holiday presents.

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