FAQ

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Where are your mushrooms/herbs sourced from?

All of our herbal ingredients come directly from their original growing source, the pristine high mountain ranges, far from any cities or industrial pollution.

Many of our herbs are wildcrafted directly from the forest, and many are "semi wild.” Semi-wild herbs are grown from seed, then placed into a natural environment (a mountain forest or a desert, for example) and allowed to grow naturally without human interference. The "semi-wild" cultivation process simulates the wild mushrooms growing conditions where the herb can accumulate food and energy naturally. This method produces mushrooms with a chemical profile closely similar to the wild material and is often better than the organically cultivated varieties. Wild herbs cannot be termed “organic” because they are not cultivated, even though their growing methods would deem them certified organic.

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Are your mushrooms/herbs certified organic?

The “organic” system has not been implemented extensively in China or other Asian countries yet for herbs. by that does not mean that the herbs are not grown by organic methods, however. In fact, all of our herbs are grown by methods that would make them certifiable. All of our herbs are grown in pristine regions without the use of chemicals, chemical fertilizers, or any form of genetic engineering. Water sources are natural and clean as a result of the mountain sources. Also, many of our herbs are wild crafted, and this is a type of growing that cannot be easily classified as “organic.” These herbs are grown from seed thrown into a natural environment (a mountain forest or a desert, for example) and allowed to grow naturally without human interference. Wild herbs cannot be termed “organic” because they are not cultivated. But they are often better than the cultivated varieties.

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What is a tonic herb?

Tonic Herbs will transform you from a state of disease prevention to health potentiation. Chinese herbs are superior tonic roots, barks, leaves, berries and mushrooms that are used to "tone", through their adaptogenic nature, the major organ systems of the body.

> They have no negative side effects on the body, they may be taken over a long period of time if desired.
> They should help the body become adaptable to the environment.
> The Herbs promote overall wellbeing in the body, supporting all the major systems, and protecting the body and mind.
> They contain at least one of the three treasures Jing, Qi or Shen.

These herbs are included as part of the diet to create an abundance of vitality and longevity. Tonic herbs help to regulate our myriad functions so that we can re-establish and maintain our balance, our adaptability, our vigor and our youthfulness.

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What is a medicinal mushroom?

The history of the use of Medicinal Mushrooms as some of the most prised Tonic Herbs in the world, goes back many thousands of years. In the orient, and Chinese herbal medicine these tonic herbs are unmatched in their ability to create immunity and adaptability. in the body. In the wild,Medicinal Mushrooms favour particular trees to grow on. Willow and Sage are dedicated to finding products that are Wild Harvested from the trees they love to grow on for maximum benefits.

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What extraction methods do you use?

Willow and Sage herbs are extracted in quality spring water only (unless stated otherwise) Our Chaga and Reishi are the exception. These mushrooms are extracted in organic standard non-GMO edible rice alcohol. and quality spring water, ensuring all water and fat soluble components are extracted and bio-available.

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How do I take these products?

You can check out our recipe page for ideas. We love to add them to milk, smoothies, soups stews, chocolates etc.

The amount really varies from person to person, but be gentle with yourself when introducing new things to your diet. We suggest starting with 1/4 -1/2 Teaspoon per day.

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