Pollen season, both spring and fall, for me is the worst, and it has been since I was a kid. I was always told that it would ease with age, and age I have, but spring pollen is still my enemy (just ask my son who counted 15 straight sneezes this past weekend – spring has arrived!).
Like many things in my journey into Chinese herbal medicine, I’ve been introduced to a natural herbal formula that has been used for hundreds of years when pollen strikes – Jade Windscreen (or as the Chinese would say, Yu Ping Feng San), our inspiration for .
I have said this before: these herbs have been an absolute game changer for me and for many of our customers for several applications – from keeping us healthy during flu season, throughout 2020, to superior protection when sitting on an airplane. I’ve purged the other OTC options and let nature combat nature.
What is Jade Windscreen? An Incredible Combination of Chinese Herbs
We’ve talked about the many applications for Jade Windscreen in The Way since our launch – from why it worked as an immunity builder when strep throat struck my , to why our friend and acupuncturist Dr. Nell Smircina consumes the formula before getting (powdered vitamin C has nothing on these herbs….seriously) – but for pollen season?
Jade Windscreen is a powerful herbal formula comprised of three herbs whose simplicity belies the formula’s power. An acupuncturist would talk about the herbs’ impact on one’s “Qi” and addressing one’s “deficiency” (important concepts in Chinese medicine), but for me, the herbs begin to work their magic in less than 20 minutes and simply make me feel good. The formula remains incredibly popular across Asia and certainly in the acupuncture community here in the U.S. and for good reason – it helps.
How Do I Take It?
When the pollen season blues kick-in, I’ll add a packet of to my water bottle and let nature and the heritage of Chinese herbal medicine work their magic. Keep in mind that the typical draw-back to these powerful herbs is their notoriously unpleasant taste, an issue that DAO has resolved through creative flavor combinations and on-the-go convenience. Our herbs really taste good and mix quickly with water.
If the pollen season blues are particularly strong that day, I might enjoy another, but I typically feel great in a matter of minutes, leaving my son to count his sister’s skips down the sidewalk rather than my award winning sneezes. It’s also a great feeling to know that I’ve used a natural whole-herb solution found in nature, rather than something that perhaps spent more time in a lab than being passed down through generations.