How Osso Good’s Chinese Herbs Promote Natural Healing
Bone broth may seem like a trendy new superfood, but it’s actually been around for centuries. Ancient Chinese practices dating back to 200 BC involved boiling meat, bones, and vegetables over a fire to create a nourishing broth to help balance the “Qi” (pronounced “chee”), or “vital essence.” Osso Good continues in that tradition through four of our broths that are specially formulated with traditional Chinese herbs and ingredients. Learn how Osso Good’s Chinese herbs promote natural healing and support whole body wellness.
What Is Chinese Herbal Medicine?
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) encompasses a wide range of techniques, beliefs, and treatments for various illnesses and conditions. It uses herbal remedies, physical manipulation, such as acupuncture or massage, and other mind-body practices to treat or prevent health problems. Chinese herbal medicine is based on the idea of balancing the life force, Qi, of each individual when it becomes blocked or depleted. But herbal medicine is also used to treat very real, tangible health complications, such as skin conditions, gastrointestinal disorders, infertility, chronic fatigue, respiratory dysfunction, and psychological issues. It is often used as an alternative or complementary treatment to Western medicine and is gaining popularity outside of Asia.
Herbs may be taken whole, in pill form, or, as in the case of Osso Good Bone Broth, steeped in water or broth, a process known as decoction. The body absorbs liquid decoctions faster than other forms, with limited side effects. It’s also easiest for the practitioner to modify the dosage, allowing for flexibility. It’s important to note that effects may vary widely based on preparation, and you should always work with a certified TCM practitioner or physician.
How Does Osso Good Incorporate Chinese Herbs?
Osso Good uses Chinese herb formulas in four of its bone broth offerings. All of our herbs are provided by Urban Herbs, a non-profit company certified in TCM and committed to creating access to traditional Chinese herbs. All Chinese herb-infused bone broths are Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) compliant, which means they contain no ingredients that typically cause inflammation, such as onions, garlic, peppercorns, or tomatoes. They also fit easily into a paleo diet and have a creamy texture without any dairy, making it perfect for anyone with lactose intolerance.
Our Ener-Qi broth is a great replacement for caffeine and promises to improve your energy, vitality, and strength. Ener-Qi contains astragalus, which is an immune system builder. It is thought to push energy from the center of the body outward, which may have an effect on athletic performance and overall vitality. Another ingredient is jujube, thought to promote better sleep, allowing you to feel more rested and energized the next morning.
Revive the Gut
Our Revive the Gut broth supports spleen and stomach health. According to TCM, these areas of the body are the foundation of digestive wellness, and our formula is designed to heal your gut from the inside out by strengthening the spleen and invigorating the blood supply. Among its ingredients is codonopis root, which is used to boost the immune system, combat chronic diarrhea, and treat infections. It stimulates the central nervous system, increases blood cell counts, and promotes blood circulation.
The Immuni-Qi blend balances your yin (cooling or passive) and yang (warming or active) energies. It also supports healthy liver and kidney function to detoxify your system. Because our overall immunity is linked closely with the health of our gut biome, balancing the digestive system is also important to immune health. In addition to astragalus and Codonopsis root, which are found in our other formulas, it contains scented Solomon’s seal. This plant has been used to treat intestinal problems, water retention (as a diuretic), and diabetes.
Our Recovery broth is great when you’re feeling tired, run-down, or just plain exhausted. It contains many of the same boosting ingredients as our other Chinese herb broths, but we’ve also added angelica root and longan fruit flesh, which are thought to help fight off infection and promote relaxation, respectively.
Osso Good Bone Broth doesn’t just taste good, it does good in the body. In addition to the health benefits of collagen, gelatin, and the essential vitamins, minerals, and amino acids found in our broth, the four Chinese herb-infused formulas target specific areas of the body, balance your energy, and promote whole-body wellness according to the ancient practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Add them into your weekly routine and see how this mindful addition can improve your health.
In addition to the health benefits of collagen, gelatin, and the essential vitamins, minerals, and amino acids found in our broth, the four Chinese herb-infused formulas target specific areas of the body, balance your energy, and promote whole-body wellness according to the ancient practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Learn how Osso Good’s Chinese herbs promote natural healing.