Rehmannia glutinosa, commonly called Chinese Foxtrot or just Rehmannia, is a powerful restorative Yin herb.
That means if you are in anyway suffering from chronic stress then you could very much benefit from this supreme kidney tonic. The adrenals sit atop the kidneys (the term "adrenal" comes from ad- (Latin, "near") and renes (Latin, "kidney") and Chinese Medicine considers them together to make up the Kidney Meridian.
So if you burn yourself out with constant work, life, family and never have enough time to recuperate fully, you are overworking your Kidneys. To be so go-go-go all the time is considered very Yang. So adding some Yin herbs can greatly counterbalance and create more resilience in the body, especially if you can't stop being that way due to your situation.
Rehmannia has been found to be adrenal-protective and renal-protective. It has also been found to be a potent anti-inflammatory throughout the system. This action allows the body to finally get about healing irritations that have been stifled by its trying to keep inflammation in check. It is just another way that Rehmannia can bring deep restorative balance.
All of this is very important to athletes. After all, who stresses their bodies more than those that day in and day out push their limits physically and mentally?
It should be noted for you athletes as well that weak joints, specifically, lower back, ankle, and knee pains, are common symptoms of weak Kidneys in Chinese Medicine.
I know many of you suffer from these maladies which are truly unfortunately for you. Well, now we offer an herb that can perhaps alleviate some of that.
On top of that, this herb does not taste bad at all! No bitterness to speak of! Right now you can get Rehmannia for $5 until the end of Sunday.
As I said, there is a reason this herb is so commonly prescribed in Traditional Chinese Medicine...perhaps it can help bring balance to your force (hehe, Star Wars).