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Herbs for My Pollen Season

By John G. McGarvey /

Herbs for My Pollen Season

Pollen season 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 weekendspring 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 Immunity Support.

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, to superior protection when sitting on an airplane. I’ve purged the other OTC options and let nature combat nature.

Jade What?

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 kids’ classroom, to why our friend and acupuncturist Dr. Nell Smircina consumes the formula before getting on an airplane (powdered vitamin C has nothing on these herbs….seriously) – but for pollen season? You bet.

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 Immunity Support 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.

jade windscreen herbs

Let Nature Combat Nature

From pollen season to keeping you healthy on airplanes (every traveler should be taking this formula over other vitamin-C powders!), we love Immunity Support and think you will too (need further proof? Read some of our many reviews from active users of Immunity Support for pollen season). Use code POLLEN at checkout and receive 20% off.

John G. McGarvey is a co-founder of DAO Labs and a regular contributor to The Way. A frequent visitor to China and Asia for both business and pleasure, he is an avid consumer of Chinese medicine. He can be reached at john@mydaolabs.com.

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