Herbal Bar in the Sanctuary

Herbally Delicious

Redmint's modern twist on the traditional coffee bar - with adaptogens, a variety of herbal and plant medicines work to rebalance various areas of the body. Our Herbal bar curates a variety of herbs to support multiple aspects of your health.

Relax + chill // Xiao Yao San

Harmonizes liver and spleen functions, which makes our vital organs happy and relaxed while it soothes the liver. Tonifies spleen qi and nourishes the blood.  Improves stress, elevates mood, reduces irritability and eases abdominal issues including PMS.

Herbal Formula:

Chief: Chai Hu (Thorowax Root)

Prime Ministers: Dang Gui (Angelica Root), Bai Shao (White Peony Root), Bai Zhu (White Atractylodes Rhizome), Fu Ling (Poria)

Assistant: Zhi Gan Cao (Honey baked Licorice Root)

Messengers: Pao Jiang (Ginger Root), Bo He (Mint)

Natural Glow // Ba Zhen Tang

Tonify and nourish Qi and blood.  Named as eight treasures decoction, the 8 herbs combine to invigorate blood, activate and replenish Qi, giving skin a healthy vibrant, glow while addressing fatigue, poor mental function, anxiety and pale complexion.

Herbal Formula:

Chiefs: Ren Shen (Ginseng Root), Shu Di Huang (Rehmannia Root)

Prime Ministers: Bai Zhu (White Atractylodes Rhizome), Fu Ling (Poria), Dang Gui (Angelica Root), Bai Shao (White Peony Root)

Assistants: Zhi Gan Cao (Honey Baked Licorice Root), Chuan Xiong (Cnidium)

IMMUNITY // Yu Ping Feng San

Known as the Jade Windscreen powder, this formula strengthens the defensive Wei Qi, the body's outer energy layer or protective Qi, guarding against harmful influences entering the body and promotes stronger immune defense.  

Herbal Formula:

Chief: Huang Qi (Astragalus Root)

Prime Minister: Bai Zhu (White Atractylodes Rhizome)

Assistant: Fang Feng (Saposhniknovia Root)

Energizer // Si Jun zi tang

Translated as the "Four Gentlemen" decoction, this formula gently warms your middle jiao (stomach and spleen), clears blockages in your inner energy pathways, strengthens spleen Qi and lung Qi to relieve fatigue and gives you an energy uplift for the day.

Herbal Formula:

Chief: Ren Shen (Ginseng)

Prime Minister: Bai Zhu (Ovate Atractylodes)

Assistant: Fu Ling (Poria)

Messenger: Zhi Gan Cao (Honey Baked Licorice Root)

Brain Booster // Gui Pi Tang + Shi Chang Pu

This formula is known in TCM to help improve brain functions such as memory, mental focus, mind clarity, determination, will power and cognitive performances. Perfect for students and busy professionals.

Herbal Formula:

Chiefs: Ren Shen (Ginseng), Huang Qi (Astragalus Root), Bai Zhu (White Atractylodes), Zhi Gan Cao (Baked Licorice Root), Shi Chang Pu (Acorus)

Prime Ministers: Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root), Long Yan Rou (Longan), Suan Zao Ren (Sour Jujube Seed), Fu Ling (Poria), Yuan Zhi (Polygala Root)

Assistant: Mu Xiang (Aucklandia)

Messengers: Shen Jiang (Ginger), Da Zao (Jujube)

sleep tonic // Chai Hu Jia Long Gu Mu Li Tang

One of the best tried and true sleep remedies in TCM.  This formula balances the three yang stages disorder and calms the spirit, sending you to a deep peaceful sleep. 

Herbal Formula:

Chiefs: Chai Hu (Thorowax Root), Gui Zhi (Cinnamon Twig), Da Huang (Rhubarb Root)

Assistants: Mu Li (Oyster Shell), Da Zhe Shi (Hematite), Huang Qin (Scutellaria), Long Gu (Herb of Dragon Bone), Zhi Ban Xia (Pinellia Rhizome), Fu Ling (Poria), Ren Shen (Ginseng Root)

Messengers: Sheng Jiang (Ginger), Da Zao (Jujube)

Digestif // Ping Wei San

This formula is almost 1000 years old from the Song Dynasty that effectively treats all manner of digestive disorders. Transform any dampness in the middle jiao and harmonize the stomach.  It breaks up Qi stagnation to nourish the body, settling the stomach and spleen from emotional and environmental stressors to improve digestion. 

Herbal Formula:

Chief: Cang Zhu (Atractylodes Rhizome)

Prime Minister: Hou Po (Magnolia Bark)

Assistant: Chen Pi (Aged Tangerine Peel)

Messengers: Zhi Gan Cao (Honey baked Licorice Root), Sheng Jiang (Ginger), Da Zao (Jujube)

Libido // Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan

Revive kidney yang energy which ignites the fire at the Ming Meng vitality gate of vitality. Libido or sexual desire is controlled by our kidneys.  This Yang balancing formula focuses on tonifying the kidneys, preserving essential Qi while nourishing Yin and reinforcing blood intensifying your virility.

Herbal Formula:

Chiefs: Zhi Fu Zi (Daughter Root of Szechuan Aconite), Gui Zhi (Cinnamon Twig)

Prime Ministers: Sheng Di Huang (Rhemannia Root), Shan Zhu Yu (Cornus), Shan Yao (Dioscorea Rhizome)

Assistants: Ze Xie (Water Plantain), Fu Ling (Poria), Mu Dan Pi (Tree Peony Root Bark)

Our herbal drinks are based on the TCM formula strategy of Jun-Chen-Zuo-Shi (Chief - Prime Minister - Assistant - Messenger), a theory similar to synergistic role play in the ancient book “The Art of War”.  Each herb has its respective responsible role(s) while the combination of herbs maximize efficacy and is stronger than any herb on its own.