Ingredient Spotlight: Toosendan Fruit / Chuan Lian Zi

Why we love it

A wonderful antioxidant and adaptogen, Toosendan Fruit helps your body adapt to a variety of stresses, which is especially useful during menstruation.

Helps with: 

  • Cramps

  • Bloating

  • General Aches

  • Digestion

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How it heals

In Chinese medicine, Toosendan Fruit regulates and soothes qi, clears heat, and reduces pain. It fights inflammation and restores harmony in the chest, liver, and stomach.

In Western medicine, Toosendan Fruit has anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiparasitic properties, and has been shown to relax the nervous system and increase GI function. 

Fun Fact:  As a member of the mahogany family, the timber from this tree can be used as high-quality planks which do not crack or warp, and are resistant to fungal infections.

How we use it

“This is one of my family’s favorite herbs for bloating. Whether it’s around menstruation or after a heavy meal, you’ll likely find it in my tea or soup.”

- Lulu Ge, co-founder