Herbs: figwort root, poria, Gan Song (spikenard), agarwood, cyperus, wild honey. Unlike most incense on the market, ours is made from pure herbs and contain no synthetic fragrances, additives, or bamboo/charcoal stick underneath
This incense is designed to tonify and strengthen the body--its fragrance can relax the body and mind, and warm and nourish Yang energy. Immortality utilizes the leading herbs figwort root and poria. Figwort is used to nourish yin and detoxify, and poria is used to strengthen the spleen and calm the mind, as well as clear heat and dampness, replenish deficiency and damage, and activate circulation. The incense is then supplemented with Gan Song (spikenard) to remove dampness and refresh the spleen, agarwood to warm the middle and regulate Qi, and cyperus to nourish the heart. Lastly, the incense is prepared with wild honey from the mountains of Yunnan to nourish Qi. Ideal for those who are prone to colds, fatigue, lack of energy, deficiencies and diseases.
Modern medicine often considers medicine as a substance to be swallowed. However, since ancient times, both in Eastern and Western medicine, medical recipes were not only decoctions to be taken directly orally--patients also improved their condition by the intake of the fragrance of medicine. This method was referred to as "taking qi" in traditional Chinese medical terms. Western historical sources also illuminated that European medical incense ingredients sometimes overlapped with traditional Chinese medical incense ingredients, with herbs such as myrrh, styrax, frankincense, and spikenard appearing both in the West and East, as seen in the Codex Sangallensis, a 9th century collection of medical texts housed in St. Gallen, Switzerland, which include incense among its medical recipes.