What Is an Herbal Tonic?

Learn what makes an herbal tonic and how it can promote your health.


| September 2017


Healing Tonics (Sterling Ethos, 2016) by Adriana Ayales blends rainforest herbal traditions with recipes that teach and promote a healthy life. To introduce readers to the world of herbalism, Ayales shows us what exactly is an herbal tonic and how it can restore the mind, body, and spirit.

Herbal tonics are a potent selection of herbs known to deeply restore, tone, and invigorate multiple body systems. An herbal tonic is a solution or preparation of one or many herbs known to holistically promote health, and be a medicinal source to the mind, body, and spirit.

Many would say that most herbs are tonics. For an herb to be recognized as a tonic, the herb must have been found over many centuries of human use and study to meet specific qualifications. Tonic herbs are said to provide “adaptive energy,” which helps us handle stress much more easily. It is possible to develop a very high degree of adaptability to the many challenges we face and the changes that constantly take place in our lives. By overcoming stressful circumstances successfully, we grow as human beings and we enjoy life much more fully and with radiance. The superior herbs are thus a primary source of true human empowerment. A few keys to knowing about tonic herbs:

• A tonic herb must have anti-aging properties, meaning it is known to support a healthy and long life free of disease.
• A tonic herb must have a profound health-promoting chemistry that produces noticeable positive health effects within a short period of time after consumption.
• Tonics must help balance physical, emotional, and psychic energy — so as to truly improve one’s spiritual well-being and happiness.
• Tonic herbs are known to not have side effects — they are meant to be used over a long time in order for the body to take in long-term benefits. In fact, tonic herbs are known to be gentle and friendly herbs that most, if not all, people can take with no severe effects.
• Most tonic herbs are like foods — they tend to be easily digestible and assimilable; you can add them to your food and drink, enhancing the flavor and effects of any carrier you choose.

Basically, herbal tonics are by definition herbs that safely promote one’s health and healthy aging through regular consumption. Tonics are particularly effective because they “teach” the body over time, creating positive effects that eventually operate in the body without the assistance of the tonic. To this day, more and more studies are uncovering the existence of tonic herbs and demonstrating the chemical response they generate in the body over time.

Nowadays, tonic herbs grow in many places throughout the world (China, the Himalayas, Mongolia, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, India, Indonesia, Africa, South America, North America, Europe, and Oceania). But, the principles of tonic herbalism were established by the ancients in Asia, particularly by great Daoist teachers: Asian wise men and women. These principles are profound and time tested, and are now largely supported by modern science and modern theories of health and healthy aging.





mother earth news fair 2018 schedule

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

Next: April 28-29, 2018
Asheville, NC

Sit in on dozens of practical workshops from the leading authorities on natural health, organic gardening, real food and more!

LEARN MORE



Subscribe today and save 58%

Subscribe to Mother Earth Living !

Mother Earth LivingWelcome to Mother Earth Living, the authority on green lifestyle and design. Each issue of Mother Earth Living features advice to create naturally healthy and nontoxic homes for yourself and your loved ones. With Mother Earth Living by your side, you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $14.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $19.95.




Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter


Copyright 2018, All Rights Reserved
Ogden Publications, Inc., 1503 SW 42nd St., Topeka, Kansas 66609-1265