This is the classical Yin Qiao formulation used for centuries in Asia. What distinguishes Dragon Herbs Yin Qiao from others is the quality of the herbs used to produce it, and the production technology.
ALL HERBS in China (and from most places) come in different grades based upon their variety, seed stock, growing source, growing conditions, care of the cultivators or collectors, and processing at various stages of the supply chain and during production.
That s a lot to consider. But Dragon Herbs does take all these into account in selecting our raw materials and in producing our herbal products.
Yin Qiao is so widely consumed in China that almost every domestic herb factory makes it. Most of this production uses low grade herbs for price reasons. Many of the peasants of China take Yin Qiao, so many factories produce it so that it costs just pennies.
Dragon Herbs does not use these low grade, less effective, raw materials for Yin Qiao or any of its products. Dragon Herbs identifies sources of the BEST raw material, the kind preferred in Shanghai or Hong Kong by those who know herbs and want the best. We use this premium material to produce this important formula.
Production technology also matters. Most factories just throw the herbs into a tank and cook the whole thing for a couple of hours, then they make a powdered extract of the tea using a lot of excipient (usually not natural). Dragon Herbs uses low temperature extraction using very pure water and no chemicals. We add the herbs carefully at incremental stages. Some of the herbs in Yin Qiao can only be cooked for a few minutes. These short cook herbs are cooked separately and carefully and added at the end.
One very important process that most factories skip involves the collection of aromatic oils from the tea. Real Yin Qiao has a sweet-spicy aroma. This is from the aromatic oils in the herbs. If the herbs are overcooked and the oils are allowed to evaporate, the true power of Yin Qiao cannot be achieved even if good quality herbs are used.
Dragon Herbs always processes it herbs using an oil trap. An oil trap is a sophisticated device connected to the extraction system. It captures evaporating aromatic oils and collects them in crystallized form. These collected aromatic oils are therefore not lost. They are added back into the extract at the end of the process. And this makes ALL THE DIFFERENCE!
When you smell Dragon Herbs Yin Qiao, and other Dragon Herbs powdered extracts, you can always smell the aromatic oils. These oils are not present in most other brands of powdered extract. It is something we pay extra for, but you the customer doesn t. We know that for an herbal extract to work, it must be made correctly and with the best technology available in the world.*
Specifications: 100 Capsules 240 mg each
Honeysuckle Flower, Forsythia fruit, Chinese Mint leaf, Prepared Soja seed, Platycodon root, Arctium lappa fruit, Chinese Licorice root, Schizonepeta herb, Phragmites rhizome, Lophatherum leaf.
Other Ingredients: Nu-Rice, Nu-Flow, Calcium Stearate.
Usage: Take 6 capsules, 2 times per day or as directed by a healthcare professional.
Remember Ron Teeguarden s First Rule of Tonic Herbalism, summed up in a single word Compliance. If you don t take the herbs, they won t work.